Take some time to care of yourself this session break. Mindfulness and yoga have been shown to help lower stress in higher education students. International Yoga Day is tomorrow, with events being held at different dates across Australia over June. However, you can practice mindfulness and yoga at any time and from wherever you are.
If you’d like to learn more, the Library holds free scholarly and practical resources about yoga and mindfulness. Here are just some:
- Yoga: Past and Present – a short history of yoga
- Yoga for the Mind and Body – This 12 class course is available to stream on Kanopy
- Lynda (from 9 July, Lynda.com transitions to LinkedIn Learning) has several mindfulness and yoga courses you can access through keyword searching
- Mindfulness pocketbook: little exercises for a calmer life – this book has over a 100 short mindfulness exercises
- Yoga for College Students: An Empowering Form of Movement and Connection – this article looks at the benefits of a weekly yoga class on college students
- A mindfulness-based intervention to increase resilience to stress in university students (the Mindful Student Study): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial – this article describes research undertaken to see if mindfulness courses would improve student resilience to stress
The University has a page of mindfulness resources, including guided exercises and app recommendations, which can be found through the Student Counselling link within the Services and Support section of your Student Portal. You can also access free counselling through Charles Sturt University.