Create A Better Headspace.
Turn a bad headspace into a bounce back headspace.
Want Headspace Darwin NT? Then please check out Flametree classes for mind and body. They’re also available for those wanting alternatives to Headspace Palmerston, Headspace Casuarina, or wherever. Flametree offers powerful practices for your mind, or body, or both. You can turn a bad headspace into a bounce back headspace, and get whatever else you need. For instance, here’s some new, tiny videos about having a positive mind, stopping brain “chatter”, empowering yourself, and building courage. See some below, or at Flametree’s TikTok Page. Improve your headspace, or help all those around you. Make a better Darwin headspace.
As I (Chris Lalor) outline below, the headspace of all those around us has implications for how to deal with climate change, COVID19, and much more. But first we need to manage our own headspace.
For instance, people of all ages use yoga for anxiety, de-stressing, depression, courage, confidence, building positivity, improving mood or motivation, or just feeling better mentally or physically.
So, if you’re too old for Headspace, or want alternatives to Headspace Darwin NT, or Headspace Palmerston, Headspace Casuarina, then try yoga or breath meditation at Flametree Yoga. There’s also a free first yoga class, for beginners or non-beginners, online or in-studio.
The videos below are made with TikTok. But you don’t have to subscribe to TikTok to see them. Instead, click any of the links below, and they’ll immediately play for you.
For instance, there’s a tiny video below about building a positive mind.
Plus the Post below gives you some more of where I’m coming in each of my new, tiny videos.
Your mind is hidden from you
With yoga, when you do yoga postures (asanas), you are initially working with what you can physically see. In other words, you’re working with your body.
But in addition, you’re working to see and understand your mind, and to refine it.
But it’s of course hard to see the workings of you mind, if not impossible. Instead, we work with our bodies, in order to see how our mind reacts with our bodies.
It’s revealing to see what the interaction of your mind and body can tell you about your mind, and yourself.
For example, we all have anxieties and fears. They may well be hidden from us.
But in yoga poses like balancing poses, or inverted poses, for instance, you can’t put anxiety and fears under a cover. Sometimes, your fear won’t even let you try the pose.
In addition, you may even be starting from the belief that you don’t have any fears.
As well as that, in some groups of poses, where you may be good at them, or better at them, your ego comes up. It can prevent you seeing yourself.
So yoga lets us work at things that increases our awareness of ourselves.
Getting to a headspace where you curb you mind chatter
With yoga, as I’ve said, you start working with what is visible to you. For example, you keep your arms straight, or you tighten up the muscles you can see above your knees.
I often talk about the physical and health benefits of yoga. Of course, they are immense.
But yoga is fundamentally about your mind.
For instance, your mind is full of chatter. It’s quick to create a whole series of stories.
Your stories include things like telling yourself you could never do a particular pose, or have the strength or flexibility for various poses.
In turn, those stories take us away from the journey of understanding who each one of us is, and what we can achieve.
What I mean is that the chatter of the mind takes us away from being able to look how our thoughts and actions, and their affect each one of us, as well as on all of us as a community.
So, we do yoga to get our mind quiet enough, and free to chatter, to be able to see ourselves better.
In other words, good quality yoga also lets us look inward, and manage our mind.
Below, you can check out a tiny video about mind chatter. Yoga poses cut mind chatter, and calm your mind, because they force you to mindfully focus on the pose.
Want To Cut Head Chatter?
Manage worries. Lift your spirits & energy. Yoga to mind your mind.
Yoga for happiness, with less upsets
The biggest reason for our distress and unhappiness is that we make the wrong assumptions about things.
In minding our mind, we are trying to understand ourselves.
In particular, we are seeking to be less reactive.
For example, instead of “exploding”, we are more able to step back, and look at things without our emotional response. So, you are helping yourself avoid the whirlpool of your emotions.
It’s part of avoiding a bad headspace.
The role of our habits, emotions, and our likes and dislikes, governs most of our behaviour. Sometimes that is all fine. But quite often it takes us to places that get us into difficulties.
When we do get into difficulties, that’s when good quality yoga can help you bounce back from a bad headspace.
Living in the present, instead of past or future
For or much of the time, we can also easily live in the past.
We wish things could stay the same. In other words, we want to live in the past. Alternatively, we look endlessly at a new or different future.
But yoga is about being present in this time, here and now. For example, that includes being comfortable with what is, and being able to look dispassionately at what is.
The process of practising yoga poses makes it more likely that you’re mindfully in the present as you do the poses.
The longer that you practice yoga, and the more intensely you do it, the more it will drive you into the present.
This process or path of inquiry as you do poses, and looking at what comes up for you as you do them, is the journey we all make with good quality yoga.
In short, regular yoga is a way to be more present, and live in the present.
For example, a Flametree Yoga student has told us his story of how he suddenly realised he was living more in the present. One day he just noticed that the trees around him looked more beautiful. He was also noticing trees that he had never noticed before.
He told us:
“One day driving home from a yoga class, I noticed that plain old gum trees started looking more beautiful to me.
I was appreciating the natural beauty of “stuff” I have driven past many times.”
Living in a positive headspace Darwin, or wherever
In the traditions of yoga, another aspect of what I’m outlining, is to say that we “suffer” due to our likes, dislikes, misperceptions, misunderstandings, ego, and fears.
But the process of living positively is to move beyond these highly reactive states.
We’re looking for ways to see through all such reactive states, and move beyond them.
For instance, in one of the new, tiny videos, I talk about getting a meditative mind. This includes stepping back, and getting some space between you and your reaction to what is happening around you.
In this regard, having any negativity also gets in the way of transformation.
It could be negativity about a simple thing, such as seeing a new way to do something.
So, I’ve also made a tiny video getting a meditative mind, as well as finding a way to relax.
Yoga For A New Mind
In a new headspace, you’ll have less upsets, and many other better outcomes.
Moving from a negative or bad headspace
So, yoga or mindfulness meditation are a way to bounce back to a good headspace.
Even when you’re having a bad day, or in bad mood, or if negative thoughts are putting you in a negative headspace, breathwork or yoga is good friend. It’s always there for you.
Any difficult situation is likely to be better with yoga to help.
On a rough day, when your inner critic may be doing its best to give you a bad headspace day, some yoga is much more powerful than things like taking the proverbial long walk in the fresh air.
A lot of people, for a long time, have been using yoga to avoid or fix negative moods, and produce a positive mindset.
It can also do much more for your personal growth
The role of forward bends
In another of the videos, I have shown some forward bends.
Incorporating poses like forward bends in our yoga practice is a way of trying to find balance.
In one sense, they strike a balance between doing and not “doing”. They are not something you can push into.
In another sense, forward bends, although challenging at first, are very calming.
One way to learn them, and get comfortable in them, is to do more of them in restorative yoga. It lets you hold the poses for longer, with suitable support.
Although backbends are fun and energising, we want to avoid constantly “pumping up” ourselves, or our headspace, with backbends. As the saying goes, there’s a time and place for everything under the sun.
In other words, there’s plenty of room for doing backbends, and they’re very important. But they can be overdone.
Instead, your yoga practice, and your headspace, needs to be balanced. There’s where forward bend yoga poses can help.
Yogic philosophy has a lot for a better Darwin headspace
What I’m talking about is part of a modern discussion of the ancient yogic term called karma.
What I’m saying above is a more modern ways to talk about such ancient yoga philosophy.
The good news is that it’s possible to change yourself, and positively impact the world around you.
In addition, it’s possible to be happier.
But first you have to get into the right headspace, so as to be able to see it’s possible to change.
One important aspect of all of this is the idea of connecting to universal humanity. In other words, we can even look well beyond the Darwin headspace, to more global physical and mental headspaces.
What I mean is that your actions have an effect. For example, when travel, you have a carbon footprint. That obviously now has important impacts for all of humanity.
In addition, of course, how you choose to manage COVID19 in your own life and space, has impacts for the broader community.
Ways of living for a better headspace Darwin
All of the ancient yogic ways of living include “codes” like honesty, nonviolence, and more.
They’re also about how to live in a better way, in a headspace where you’re more responsible to yourself and others.
In terms of yogic practices, such ancient and modern practices include simple physical practices like learning to breathe yourself though upsets.
Flametree is teaching these processes and approaches to new generations.
In my own life, I use things like breathing practices almost every day. You never get beyond such practices. You just learn to implement them more automatically.
Living in a balanced headspace
A key objective of your own yoga and yogic practices is to be more detached and dispassionate. In the process, your mind can and will become more even and balanced.
In addition, work to take a look at the effect of your individual actions on others.
Many are trying to find ways to be a better individual, and be more caring, and less judgmental. But less are looking further at how your actions impact others.
In the process, remember to not make yourself “wrong”, or make others wrong.
We’re all just trying to be on a path to a better self, and a better world. We, and others, won’t always get it “right”, whatever that is.
As I’ve said, yoga includes looking at what sits under the surface.
Although we can’t go into it now, this is also a place where compassion comes up. You need compassion for yourself in order to be able to feel it for other people.
In summary, with regular yoga, including what I call mindful yoga, you’ll be moving along a path towards the more positive world and headspace that I’m describing.
It will take you in tiny steps, at a pace that works for you.
Yoga To Shift Headspace To Light & Happy
In this pose, chairs lets you lever your chest extension, & access your thyroid gland by neck extension. It’s fun too.
Physical yoga practice for a better Darwin headspace
So my view is that the physical practice of yoga can open up many new headspaces for you.
In turn, I also think that physical practice, along with mental inquiry, work well together. They work better than just mental inquiry alone.
There is a role for mental work, and intellectual learning. But it works better, is more powerful, and is better retained, if it’s integrated with physical yoga practice.
There’s also some things you can only see via a doing a physical process.
Sometimes, as you know, you don’t even have the mental focus to just engage in just intellectual learning.
As you may also know, the huge benefits you get from yoga, will also only flow to you from doing quality yoga.
That’s because if you’re not in a yoga posture, then you can’t actually get the benefits that the pose offer.
For example, yoga works a lot through your glands. In the process, the posture puts you in a shape that generates secretions from a gland.
But if you’re not correctly in the yoga pose, or a suitable variation of it, then the gland is not targeted very much, or at all.
Deals for a better Darwin headspace
If you’re a newcomer to Flametree, as a beginner or non-beginner, you can do a FREE first class (online or in-studio).
Even better, if you’re lapsed for 6 months, or a non-beginner newcomer, here are two top non-beginner options for getting under way.
First, you can get 14 days unlimited non-beginner, in-studio and online classes for $29.
Alternatively, there’s 30 days of unlimited ONLINE only, non-beginner classes for just $14.95.
If you’re a beginner who is new to Flametree, and you’ve never done classes at Flametree, you can get TEN beginner classes for HALF PRICE. It’s for online or in-studio yoga, and includes many Special Focus classes, like Backcare, Gentle Yoga, Women Only, or Easy Restorative yoga.
So, with this beginner deal, you get ten classes at just $4.95 each. Go here, and use the coupon code, to get this half price ten class pass.
Last, if you need more yoga pass options, including two weeks of free yoga for beginners, then check out this list of many of Flametree’s most popular yoga passes. There’s also some tips on how to choose the best value yoga passes.
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Try a yoga headspace Darwin option
As we’ve said, doing yoga or breathwork is one effective way for a young person, or a person of any other age in the Northern Territory, to complement any mental health services.
Yoga is proven to be a very effective approach for such situations, irrespective of whatever else you may or may not do. It’s a way to get a bounce back headspace, and much more.
Flametree is a confidential service. For further information, reach our to our yoga program manager, or yoga operations manager. Use these contacts, or at the bottom of this page, to discuss your situation, or key areas of concern.
You’re also likely to find great assistance with any physical health issue you have. The benefits of yoga are immense.
Flametree often has new students recommended to it from a clinical team, or vocational specialists.
Remember, for any situation you want to address, an early intervention is always best.
Parents or grandparents doing yoga with younger people, often happens at Flametree. It can be an important part of building family relationships, and the lives of young people.
Every Flametree yoga class is online, so we service all remote areas, including Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, and much more.
Flametree’s Special Focus classes show the diverse range of fields of yoga and breathwork that we cover.
No matter what work you may do, or study you may do, yoga and breathwork, will be excellent study support for your mind.
There are many ways and places for you to create your own bounce back headspace, or meet any other physical or mental challenge you set.
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Flametree also provides corporate yoga programs for any private and not-for-profit organisation, including social enterprises.
Sometimes, yoga students with special needs, or Veterans, have also had regular classes funded by the Australian Government, based on the recommendation of social workers, occupational therapists, or clinical services group.
So if you’re looking for an alternative to Headspace Palmerston, or Headspace Casuarina, then try Flametree’s yoga, breathwork, or mindfulness practices.
Flametree is an alternative to Headspace Darwin NT
People of all ages use yoga for anxiety, improving mood, cutting stress, or just feeling better mentally and physically.
The first class is free, online or in-studio, for beginners or non-beginners.
If you’re feeling a bit down or blue, then try yoga for a bounce back headspace.