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 base...