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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…


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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…


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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…


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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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Originally published on harcourthealth.com

Regular exercise is a necessary part of any healthy lifestyle, but getting to the gym isn’t always possible. Home workouts are much more convenient than a gym membership if you have space and can make it happen. So what about apartment residents? Most apartments don’t have room to spare for a full home gym. And running on a treadmill late at night or doing jumping jacks first thing in the morning probably won’t endear you to the neighbors that live below you.

Here, Russell Jack, Southland-based yoga and mindfulness teacher, explains that working out in an…


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Originally published on emphas.is

There is only a fine line between being assertive and being aggressive. Stay on the right side of that line, and you will be known as a determined person who knows what they want. Stray too far over to the other side of the line, and you will gain a reputation for being awkward and rude. On the other hand, you could stay well clear of the line altogether, and be a person who always says yes and who never gets what they want. …


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Russell Herbert Jack is a yoga and mindfulness teacher from Southland, New Zealand. He specializes in Vinyasa Yoga, Qigong, and guided meditations, helping clients achieve harmony of body, mind, and soul. Russell is passionate about animal rights protection, regularly volunteering with the World Animal Protection Organization and donating to protect endangered species in New Zealand.

Hi Russell, thank you for chatting with us today. You are a yogapreneur and a mindfulness teacher. Where did the idea for your business come from?

I consider myself lucky because I make money doing what I love. I created a service based on my…


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Originally published on personal-development.com

Yoga doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to fitness and spirituality. There are many different types of yoga with unique health benefits. Therefore, beginners often struggle with deciding which yoga styles best suit their goals. In this article, Russell Jack, a Southland-based yoga and mindfulness teacher, introduces the most popular types of yoga for novices to find their perfect mind-body workout match.

Anusara

This type of yoga was developed in 1997 by American John Friend. It’s one of the newest forms of yoga and aims to have students open their hearts, experience grace, and let their inner…


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New Zealand’s South Island has earned its reputation as a place of raw natural beauty. This is also a highly regarded destination for outdoor activities and scenic adventures. In this article, Russell Jack, Southland-based yoga teacher and travel enthusiast, shares his top 6 destinations for those who are interested in learning about South Island’s attractions so that they can begin planning a trip.

Aoraki/Mount Cook

Come experience the awesome splendor of New Zealand’s highest peak — Aoraki or Mount Cook. You can explore on foot, from the air, or even by boat. If you go at night, be sure to…

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