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Yoga is an exercise and stretching technique for whole body health, incorporating exercise, breathing and meditation. The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years. There are over a hundred different types of Yoga. Hatha Yoga (The physical movements and postures, plus breathing techniques) is what most people associate with Yoga practice.


It is designed as a physical and mental exercise to bring body and mind together into one harmonious experience. Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body and the Yoga student gently increases breath control to improve the health and function of both body and mind. The combination of yoga positions, breath work and meditation has a positive affect by increasing strength and flexibility of the musculoskeletal system, internal organs are toned and rejuvenated and the mind is calmed from stress.


It is worth mentioning that Yoga is not a religion. It has no creed or fixed set of beliefs, nor is there a prescribed godlike figure to be worshipped in a particular manner. The core of Yoga’s philosophy is that everything is supplied from within the individual. The practice of Yoga will not interfere with any religion.


Yoga is a system of techniques that can be used for a number of goals, from simply managing stress better, learning to relax, and increasing limberness all the way to becoming more self-aware and acquiring the deepest knowledge of one’s own self.


The following Yoga Practitioners work in collaboration with practitioners at Sydney Essential Health to assist with treatment:


Mathew Bergan

Diane Black






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