April 01, 2020 3 min read
It’s time to meet your teachers! If you’ve been tuning in each morning to our daily yoga class, you would already be familiar with your teachers Lee and Uma Harold. Not only did the pair found Amazing Oils, but they also founded Australia’s LARGEST yoga school some 20+ years ago in Western Australia.
We chatted to them about their journey into the practice, the benefits of yoga, and some tips to make it through this strange time.
Can you begin by sharing your story on how you both first got involved in the yoga and wellness space?
What are some of the health benefits of yoga?
The benefits of yoga are endless! Some of the top benefits include:
In your online classes, you often discuss breathing. Can you tell us more about the relationship between breath and yoga?
In Yoga, breath is the key. It is the key to reducing stress, and quieting your mind. When we experience trauma, rejection or anything similar, there is the potential to ‘shut off ‘ both our awareness of these, and a subtle part of the natural breath.
In yoga we put ourselves in…unusual positions in order to bring awareness to the parts we have ignored for so long. It is the breath which unlocks the key which holds those places in isolation or confinement. In the science of meditation, the mind and breath are not necessarily two separate things. They reflect each other. Changing the habitual patterns of mind is a difficult task. Changing your breathing is easy.
What are some breathing tips or techniques one could do to calm the mind and relieve stress?
In through the nose, out through the mouth. Repeat ten times. Count your breaths up to the count of ten. Start again.
For everyone at home, do you have any advice for self-care over the next few weeks?:
You can watch Lee and Uma every morning for their live yoga class at the times listed below. You can catch up on missed classes, or sign up to get daily rollcall reminders by clicking through on the image below.