Originally published on einnews.com

Southland-based yoga guru Russell Herbert Jack suggests how to get started if you wish to become more mindful but struggle to sit still.

INVERCARGILL, SOUTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND, June 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recently, many people started noticing a decline in their mental health triggered by the ongoing pandemic, health concerns, job losses, and abrupt lifestyle changes. Research shows that the average number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression increased from 11% in January 2019 to a whopping 41% in January 2021.

Russell Herbert Jack, yoga and mindfulness teacher from Southland, New Zealand, shared:

“More…


Originally published on kiwistoday.co.nz

Many people have heard of how yoga can improve physical fitness and mental health, but not all are willing to give yoga a try. Many are put off by the spiritual terms that yoga is often described in. If you are curious about the benefits of yoga but can’t get into all the talk of spiritual energy, inner peace, and harmony with the cosmos, you should be aware that this is not the only possible perspective to have on yoga. …


Originally published on litamagazine.com.au

Walking meditation may be a lesser-known technique, but it can be a highly useful and extremely effective way to practice mindfulness when performed properly. Below is a simple guide by Russell Herbert Jack, Southland Yoga guru, that can help you learn how and where to effectively practice walking meditation and what to wear while doing so.

Step 1: What to Wear

Before you practice walking meditation, you’re going to want to make sure you’re dressed comfortably. Just as with any form of meditation, it’s as important to be comfortable as it is to avoid any form…


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This was originally published in The Aussie Mag.

Meditation can be challenging. If you have a busy schedule, you might feel like you’ll never have the time to implement a meditation practice. However, successful meditation practice does not require a chunk of time in your calendar.

You can enjoy this sixty-second mindfulness practice. Crafted for the busiest of bees by Russell Herbert Jack, Southland Yoga founder, you can practice this meditation whenever you’d like. With this quick one-minute meditation, you can clear your head and get back to the rest of your schedule.

Step One: Get Comfortable and Close Your Eyes

This step is optional. While you might…


Originally published on einnews.com

Russell Herbert Jack, Southland based yoga expert, discusses recent wellness trends in New Zealand. Kiwis are prioritizing their mental health in 2021.

INVERCARGILL, SOUTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is no doubt that COVID-19 has derailed the lives of so many people in unprecedented ways. The disruptions of 2020 have reminded everyone just how fragile life is. For many, adjusting to a new normal has been accompanied by enormous amounts of personal stress.

According to Russell Jack, Southland based yoga and wellness teacher, New Zealanders are making family, health, and wellness their top…


Originally published on thedailyblog.co.nz

Few countries can match the dedication of New Zealand to the cause of conservation. Many parts of this vast ecological paradise are best viewed by horseback, as roads are pleasantly scarce. Russell Jack, Southland native and yoga instructor, describes the reasons why exploring New Zealand on horseback is the only way to see many of the impossibly beautiful aspects of this breathtaking island nation.

The Joys of Exploring on Horseback

Too often these days, vacations are all about the destination. Get to the main attraction quickly, see it, and head on your way. Trekking on horseback


Originally published on transformingthenation.com.au

The idea of making a New Year’s resolution is a bit of a joke for a lot of people. This year why not seriously consider making a New Year’s resolution that not only makes sense but is also a resolution worth sticking to? Here, Russell Herbert Jack, founder of Southland Yoga Training, explores New Year’s resolutions to make a reality this year.

Reduce Plastic Use

While recycling is better than throwing items in the garbage, reducing use altogether is even better, especially given not many plastics are fully recyclable. For example, buy eggs in cardboard cartons versus plastic containers…


Originally published on yahoo.com

Yoga and mindfulness teacher from Southland, Russell Herbert Jack, breaks down why adding a consistent yoga practice to any daily routine will increase longevity.

Press Release Network, December 17, 2020: Russell Herbert Jack is a yoga instructor and mindfulness teacher in Southland, New Zealand. He left environmental sciences studies at the University of Otago to pursue his passions as a mindfulness and yoga teacher and now specializes in Vinyasa Yoga, Qigong, and guided meditations.

Vinyasa yoga or flow yoga heightens consciousness by moving from one position to another seamlessly, using breath. Just like Vinyasa Yoga, Qigong…


The popularity of yoga continues to grow among the general population. Since there are many different styles of practicing yoga, confusion sometimes arises regarding yoga’s historical roots. Many people associate yoga with Buddhism but question if Buddhist monks perform yoga. Here, Russell Jack, a Southland-based yoga teacher, demystifies this question.

The practice of yoga has its roots in the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India. It was first mentioned over 5,000 years ago in Rig Veda, an ancient Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns.

The eight limbs of yoga are best thought of as technologies of consciousness. They are intended to…


Originally published on thriveglobal.com

The regular practice of yoga can be highly beneficial to your health. Besides improving your posture and relaxing your entire body, yoga can also strengthen your body and improve your mental well-being. With all these benefits, it is no surprise that yoga is becoming increasingly popular for people who want a healthier and more well-balanced lifestyle. Here, Russell Jack, a Southland-based yoga instructor, shares his best practices for aspiring yoga practitioners.

All You Need Is Practice

As with most of the worthwhile things in life, you only get the full benefits with frequent practice. If you…

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