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Find instant calm with these at-home mindfulness activities

Iso got you feeling a little out of sorts? Here are some online yoga and meditation sessions to help you find a moment of calm.

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Come out from under the covers and relocate your calm. Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash.

Stretch your body

Introduction to yoga with Ivy

If you haven’t done yoga before but think you could benefit from it while you’re working from home, this free, 30-minute class is the perfect introduction. You’ll learn about the foundation of yoga as a movement, and Ivy will give you tips on props (using items easily found around the house) and body alignment. You’ll then go into some gentle poses. This class is pre-recorded so you can watch it whenever suits you.

Vinyasa yoga flow

Vinyasa yoga is a lovely, flowing practice where movements are synchronised with your breath and you learn to flow from one pose to the next. This free 30-minute vinyasa session covers different different variations and props you can use to make it more challenging. Suitable for all levels, including beginners, and available online 24 hours a day.

Energising yoga for strength and flexibility

Staying inside can make you itchy for a really good, energising workout. This fun, 30-minute yoga session will tick those boxes and build up your strength and flexibility. Tackle some poses that will challenge your balance, then learn some simple arm balances and options to take them to the next level. Don’t be fooled – it’s trickier than you think!

Move Yoga

Worked your way through the free sessions, but keen for more? For $35 a week, Move Yoga are live-streaming multiple yoga classes every day so you can get nice and loose once again. Classes run all through the day so you’re bound to find one that suits you and your schedule. From yin to power yoga, there’ll be a class to suit your needs.

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Yoga at home is one way to work the kinks out

Stretch your mind

Breathing meditation

These times have challenged everyone mentally, so a daily meditation practice can help bring a little calm back to your mind. This simple, 20-minute breathing meditation session focuses on the subtlety of your breathing and guides you into a deep relaxation. This free class is available 24 hours a day, so tune in when you need to slow down.

Yoga Nidra guided meditation

How relaxing does ‘yogic sleep’ sound? That’s what Yoga Nidra is. It’s a guided meditation to help you relax deeply by lying down comfortably and tuning in to different parts of your body. This 20-minute yoga nidra session is free and available 24 hours a day, so if you’re feeling jangled, it’s the perfect meditation to help you get a good night’s sleep.

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Find a cosy nook and meditate the stress away

Stretch your mind, body and soul

Collins Square virtual movement classes

Collins Square have been regularly posting a range of free movement classes online. Their aim is to keep everyone relaxed and happy while they’re working from home. Try the stretch and release classes to loosen up your body after a day at the desk. There’s also yoga, barre, meditation, even dance classes if you want to shake off the day in a really fun way.

Event Happiness

Event Happiness host a range of free health and wellness events online. There are lunchtime yoga classes, mantra music meditations and philosophical Q&A sessions.

Tai Chi with Master Han Jin Song

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that helps promote health and relaxation. It’s the perfect mind, body and soul workout. This free Tai Chi session with Master Han Jin Song will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and energised. Sessions are pre-recorded so you can take part whenever your schedule allows.

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Tune in to virtual tai chi