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Lunch anyone?

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We know those days: chained to the desk for busyness, juggling simultaneous demands and endless “Can I have a sec’?” interruptions that prevent meaningful work being done.

And we’re all familiar with the self-imposed lunch moratorium. Even though that midday break is a legal clause in your employment contract, it is easily thrown away. It’s also disrespectful to treat the dear body this way, given the optimum role we expect it to perform daily. Lunch is the body’s essential right to “rest and digest”, the mind’s opportunity to clear and reframe. The afternoon can be a fresh, more energised one, if we allow it.

At my part-time job, everyone eats at their desks. There is no lunch room. The stale air is filled with workers’ exasperated sighs and weary faces.  I eat at my desk too, in my 30min break. Then, I whisk myself outside, no matter what the weather. No errands. No particular direction. I keep my mind clear, detaching purposefully from the centrifugal force of thought, to observe the world like some theatre performance to which only I am privy. On return, I feel alert, revived and immediately switched on.

For health’s sake, take a mindful lunch break for a week and see how much easier work is to negotiate.

Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.

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6wk Mindfulness & Relaxation Course

I absolutely love running this 6-wk Mindfulness and Relaxation Course. People respond so positively when they’re keen to move forward and take charge. Are you one of them; tired of feeling wrung-out and wired all the time?

Learn to:

  • identify stress & dissolve it

    Peace: It's all in your mind...

    Peace: It’s all in your mind…

  • break the stress habit
  • stop mental churning
  • develop resilience for Life’s curve balls
  • create appropriate responses to challenges
  • deep relaxation, for health’s sake

3 main causes of Stress

1. your DNA

2. External influence

3. Internal influence

When you know the origin of your stress, you can begin to dissolve it.

3 true ways to Relax

Find out how, by joining us on a Mindfulness journey. Bring peace, presence and relaxation to daily life.

Here is what past participants say:

 ”The course helps you not only to relax, but provides clarity of mind and shows how to undo the negative programming of the mind built up over a lifetime.”

Richard, academic

”This  course was a wonderful introduction to mindfulness & relaxation techniques. Within the first week I was already catching myself rushing or stressing when it was just not necessary, but an obvious habit.  I now feel more equipped to handle the every day ups & downs with calmness and clarity.”

Julia, Osteopath

BOOK NOW: Lisa 0409 473 162 or

When: Wednesdays, from 30 July

Time: 7:00 pm-8:30pm

Where: Alma Rd Community Centre

Cost: 220





Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.


Exciting News: NIB Health Fund Offers Yoga Rebates

NEW button - greenWell, that is good news. NIB has decided to join the ranks and now offers rebates for students of yoga teachers who register with the fund. Yoga Australia has been working very hard to ensure you get the benefits you deserve for taking such good care of yourself.

Here is the current list. Is your health fund on it?

If not, why not give them a call? Look how many funds now realise that people who care about their long-term health are worth supporting.

Health Funds Offering Rebates for Yoga – April 2013



Liv Mitchell

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Liv Mitchell is a senior yoga teacher and freelance writer/editor.