The Yoga Place

The application of Yoga and Ayurveda in daily life

$95 Monthly membership specials

We are running a special on monthly memberships - $95 (usually $150). We are also offering the first 20 takers the opportunities to lock those rates in for 6 months. By my calculations thats less than a the cost of a coffee a day (Balmain prices with soya milk).

New Saturday after noon Yoga class starts 11 August

Thanks to those who replied to our email regarding a Saturday or Sunday afternoon class. The vote went to Saturday and the new class that will run from 4.30-6.00pm will start this coming Saturday 11th August. It will be a level 1 class with options so bring along your friends even if they haven't done yoga before.

How much exercise do we need - US experts update their recommendations

Are you doing enough exercise? How important is it to do enough exercise?
Will more yoga help?

Are you doing enough exercise?

If you are prepared to believe experts the latest recommendations released on the 1st August 2007 is that adults should be doing quite a bit of exercise.
- moderately intense exercise for at least 30 minutes five days a week or
- vigorous exercise at least 20 minutes three days each week.

Who are the experts? The American Heart Foundation and the American College of Sports medicine.

According to their definitions, Moderate-intensity aerobic activity can be a brisk walk, light jogging or other exercise that noticeably accelerates the heart rate. Vigorous-intensity exercise like jogging causes rapid breathing and a substantial increase in heart rate.

The guidelines called for weightlifting exercise to work on muscular strength and endurance, with eight to 10 different exercises on two nonconsecutive days a week.
The new guidelines offered specific advice for people 65 and older, urging them to consider lifting weights, improving their strength to prevent falls, and working on flexibility exercises and balance training.

What are the risks we face if we fail to exercise?

"I think physical inactivity is the biggest public health problem we face. I think it actually accounts for more morbidity and mortality than anything except maybe cigarette smoking," said Steven Blair of the University of South Carolina, one of the experts who crafted the recommendations.
Ailments linked to physical inactivity include cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, colon cancer and breast cancer.
"If you want to stay out of the nursing home, probably the best approach is to be sure you're physically active and fit," Blair said.

Will more Yoga help?

I think I am biased - I will leave that for you to judge.