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Published February 8th 2021
Find your inner zen out in nature
Healthy Sunshine Coast is once again rolling out across the Sunshine Coast from the first week of February, with a return of the 'Choose to Move' campaign, offering free and affordable activities in local parks and community venues.
Find your inner zen! Image: Alexas_Fotos > Pixabay License
The 'Choose to Move' free community yoga provides an awesome no-cost activity and is an ideal introduction for anyone who is keen to practice yoga.
Firstly, yoga is not all about being able to bend your body every which way but up (including looking like a pretzel), nor is it even about standing on your head for prolonged periods of time! In actual fact, long before social media and gym gear became trendy, 'doing yoga' didn't involve the body at all. The heart of yoga has always been about the practice of understanding the mind … and yoga poses are just one way of achieving this.
The philosophy of yoga is based on eight limbs with only one of them, asana, being about the poses. The rest - yama, niyama, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi are really the moral and ethical codes for one to live one's life by. These codes are intended to help people live meaningful and purposeful lives; to have compassion and not to be controlled by one's sense of self-worth (ego) and trivial thoughts that might seek to dominate one's thought processes, if permitted.
Participate in tranquil surrounds - Image: Sunshine Coast Council FB
Time: 7.30am to 8.30am
Bookings: online/registration booking here or register/sign-up on the day
Connect: Yoga NRG
For support: 'Phone 0439 418 571 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
🧘🏽♂️ Saturdays with Eleisha
Time: 7.30am to 8.30am
Connect: Eleisha Gleeson at Adosa Yoga
Email: email@example.com or go to Adosa Yoga's facebook page here
3. Mountain Movement at historic Bankfoot House
Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct, 1998 Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains
Look for the Mary Grigor Centre en route to the Glass House Mountains lookout
Please remember to bring your own mat and towel, water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.
Start the year with health and wellbeing and find your inner zen with FREE community yoga at three very special, council-managed locations.