Lexis Brisbane – An Afternoon of Yoga – 09.02.2024

At Lexis Brisbane, we’re all about cultivating a relaxed vibe and promoting student well-being. In our latest student activity, we delved into the world of yoga led by our wonderful teacher Dee, who not only boasts expertise in fitness but also has a knack for creating the perfect atmosphere for our sessions.

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Irina, Dee, Sen

Friday’s yoga session served as a tranquil conclusion to the academic week. With the gentle guidance of Dee, students were able to shift their focus from rigorous study to nurturing their physical and mental health. It provided the opportunity to unwind, rejuvenate, and prepare for the weekend ahead, all while revising vocabulary centred around the body and action verbs.


Dee curated a special soundtrack to enhance the ambiance, guiding students seamlessly through each movement and breath. Beginning with a grounding warm-up to centre the mind, students were then encouraged to explore and push their boundaries at their own pace, with Dee’s detailed explanations ensuring they felt confident in each pose. The session concluded with a soothing warm-down followed by a 10-minute meditation, leaving participants feeling both calm and energized.


The feedback from students was overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing anticipation for future sessions. But beyond the immediate sense of relaxation and enjoyment, yoga and meditation offer profound benefits for both body and mind.

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Physically, the practice of yoga offers a comprehensive workout that targets every muscle group in the body. Through a series of poses (asanas), students engage in stretching, bending, twisting, and balancing movements that promote flexibility, strength, and endurance. These physical benefits are not just confined to the yoga mat; they extend into everyday life, improving posture, reducing muscle tension, and enhancing overall mobility. By regularly practicing yoga, students can ensure that their academic study life is balanced correctly with their physical health and endurance.


Furthermore, yoga encourages mindful breathing techniques (pranayama) that increase oxygen flow throughout the body, supporting better circulation and cardiovascular health. As students synchronize their breath with movement, they cultivate a deeper awareness of their body’s rhythms and sensations. This heightened awareness fosters a sense of connection between the body, mind, and breath, promoting a state of harmony and balance.

Mentally, yoga serves as a powerful tool for stress management and emotional well-being. In today’s fast-paced world, students often grapple with academic pressures, deadlines, and personal responsibilities. Yoga offers a sanctuary where students can temporarily escape the demands of daily life and find solace in the present moment. By practicing mindfulness and conscious breathing on the mat, students learn to quiet the chatter of the mind, release pent-up tension, and cultivate a sense of inner peace.

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Research has shown that regular yoga practice can reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone in the body. Moreover, yoga stimulates the production of feel-good neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, promoting a sense of euphoria and well-being. By incorporating meditation into our sessions, students further deepen their capacity for introspection and self-awareness. Through guided visualization and relaxation techniques, they learn to let go of negative thought patterns, cultivate gratitude, and embrace a more positive outlook on life.

In essence, the integration of yoga and meditation into our student activities goes beyond physical exercise; it empowers students to cultivate resilience, self-care, and inner peace amidst life’s challenges. By nurturing the body and mind in tandem, students are better equipped to navigate the rigors of academic life with grace and equanimity. As we continue to explore the transformative power of yoga and meditation, we invite our students to embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-love, and holistic well-being.

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