Australian Women Embrace Yoga and Meditation

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Aug 24, 2011

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Approximately 35% of Australian women aged 28–33 and 27% of Australian women aged 56–61 practice yoga or meditation, according to a nationally representative survey of over 19,000 women, published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine (2011; doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2010.12.009). The data was collected as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. Researchers from the University of Newcastle and the University of Queensland conducted the data analysis.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at