My interest in male health covers the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects.
One of my new roles as a director of a cancer is leading a program called Prostate Mates
My interest in therapeutic stretching and yoga has a place withing the Prostate Mates program along with emotional/psychological support and of course bringing in the spiritual dimension.
Following is some information about G’day Yoga – a series of simple 5 minute yoga routines. I designed this format for clients on wilderness rafting trips in Oregon many of whom were in their advanced years. The form has also been most suitable for cancer patients I work with.
- Designed for the older western body – no pretzel poses!
- Comprising easy yoga practices for 40 – 80 year olds
How does it work?
- Short & gentle workshops (3-4 hrs) for men & women.
- You learn a series of 5 minute yoga practices.
- These are combined with breath exercises that you can do at home – 5 minutes!
- The workshop also consists of motivational theory & practice – all very easy!
Contact me for private yoga therapy sessions to help people recover from, or manage illness and injury – or just to help you establish your daily practice.
As we age it becomes more important to engage in regular but gentle exercise.
Since yoga is low impact, it is ideal for people with injuries, various forms of chronic illness and normal wear and tear.
Don’t be put off by common YOGA MYTHS: E.G.
Myth – you need to be flexible to do yoga.
Fact – many people who are stiff, sore or have tight muscles find yoga greatly improves their flexibility.
Myth – Yoga best suits women only
Fact – The benefits for men (of all ages) are considerable.
Fact – Wives are the first to comment how yoga has helped their husbands to be calmer, more relaxed, more sensitive and, rather wonderfully, more active in bed. Goodbye Viagra!
Myth – You have to do 90 min classes to gain benefits from yoga
Fact – Short practices, done regularly (5-10 mins) of carefully designed yoga poses can be more effective.
Aussi Commonsense – Gday Yoga is brimming with good old Aussi common sense and playfulness. It matters little if you can turn your body inside out or look like a pretzel. Who cares?
What matters, of course is that one practices gently and regularly – improvement will come at all levels. Gentle yoga poses are an indication of where the body needs attention – where blockages and imbalances exist.
Since no two bodies are the same – GDay Yoga is designed for the individual!
Pip Cornall is an Australian Certified Yoga Teacher.
Apart from increased flexibility, strength, balance and calmness –
- Did you know that yoga breathing can increase your aerobic capacity with similar benefits to jogging? – without the jarring!
- When the poses are practiced with breath work (pranayama) -yoga can give the same kinds of aerobic benefits as normally gained from jogging, hiking or swimming.
- Yoga relieves stress, calms the mind, increases concentration, helps to stretch, tone, refresh, relax and soothe the nerves, controls weight and reduces depression.
- Yoga trains the heart and lungs to deliver increased oxygen to the muscles through a strong focus on the continuous flow of movement from one posture to another.
- Yoga gives increased strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, energy and prevents many diseases. Yoga can benefit someone in a wheelchair, hospital bed or those recovering from illness.
- Men, who tend to have bulkier muscles and stiffer spines than women, benefit greatly from increased flexibility and consequently sustain fewer injuries.
- Because we move between poses with an inner focus and special breathing techniques yoga can be thought of as a “moving meditation” This results in strengthening and purifying the nervous system, particularly the spinal cord and nerve ganglia.
- Yoga balances your endocrine system and exercises the internal organs, such as liver, spleen, intestines, heart, lungs, and brain.
Above all, Yoga enables, one to look and feel years younger.