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If returning to work after the holidays has proved stressful or if something has happened in your life to tip the scales, then perhaps you might like to attend one of the following events. You can attend them all of course as well. They take place in various venues but their cornerstone is the holistic approach to wellbeing and the cultural connections between Brisbane and Asia.

There are some passionate and able people who are keen to impart some of their knowledge and practice to help you achieve wellbeing and balance in your life.

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

Aren't we all fascinated by this subject - I have had reason to look at it even more in recent weeks. Did you know that Yoga is an ancient practice which dates back some 5000 years and it started on the Indian sub continent and first appeared in some scriptures in India called the Vedas? The father of Yoga is called Pathanjali who recognised how complicated and diverse the practice of yoga was even then. He put it together in something called the Yoga Sutras and developed an eight limbed path for the practice of Yoga which leads to enlightnement. This became known by its popular name of Ashtanga Yoga.

Yoga at Sunset - Agoda Beach, Goa
Photo by Dennis Yang. Yoga at Sunset


The yoga that became very popular in the West is called Hatha Yoga and is practised widely by yogis and yoga practitioners.

Why is yoga good for you?

The physical strengthening of the body, core strength and flexibility.
It encourages a healthy lifestyle.
It boosts immunity and improves sleep.
It teaches better breathing.
It fosters calmness.
Reduces stress.
Increases self confidence.

The practice of Yoga on a daily basis therefore brings tangible benefits and helps achieve physical and mental wellbeing.

So go along to a session of Yoga Philosophy to find out more

SUNDAY 21st February 9am to 12 noon.
BAM YOGA LIFESTYLE STUDIO
Hawthorne

MASSAGE

If you like massage and want to explore some of its finer points there is a session just for you. It is entitled Introduction to Tui Na Massage and this too concentrates on bringing emotional, mental and physical wellbeing to its practitioners.

INTRODUCTION TO TUI NA MASSAGE
SUNDAY 21st February 10 am to 12 noon
NORTHGATE HALL, NORTHGATE.

TAO AND THE FORCE

If you are interested in Taoism then the next session will be revelation to you. Taoism is all about accepting yourself. They say " Live life and discover who you are. Your nature is ever changing and is always the same. Don't try to resolve the various contradictions in life, instead learn acceptance of your nature."

Do you know what Star Wars and Taoism have in common? Kung Fu expert David Lovegrove reveals it all in his session:

THE TAO AND THE FORCE
TUESDAY 23rd February 6.30 pm to 800 pm
THE BURROW, West End

DE- STRESS and ACUPUNCTURE.

Finally, but by no means least, learn the basis of how Acupuncture can help de-stress.This session which takes place on:

DE -STRESS AND ACUPUNCTURE.
THURSDAY 25th February 6.30 pm to 800 pm
Indooroopilly Uniting Church Indooroopilly.

These events all take place in the course of the BRISASIA FESTIVAL and are free for participants.

To find out more go to www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or telephone 07 3403 8888
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Why? Events in Brisasia Festival
When: from Sunday 21st to Thursday 25th Feb
Phone: 07 3403 8888
Where: Various venues in the city
Cost: Free entry. Individual prices for the animals.
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