Wellington Macquarie Regional Library column - April 29

Photo: Supplied.

Photo: Supplied.

Are you a dedicated Yogi?

Have you been missing your mat and meditation time at your favourite studio due to Covid-19?

Good news, our online library can help.

Library staff have searched our resources and found eBooks, eMagazines and eMovies, all available free with your library card from library website 24/7.

Stretch and strengthen with Kanopy Yoga:

Kanopy is more than just movies, you can watch hundreds of documentaries and instructional videos for free as well. Here are two yoga videos trialled by staff recently.

Chair Yoga.

This 40-minute yoga video will suit beginners and experienced yogis. Clear, simple instructions with options for those who may find getting on the floor difficult.

Power Yoga.

This 30-minute yoga video provides the yogi with information about the different types of yoga practises, a brief history of poses and health benefits of the practise before the yoga segment begins. This yoga is a little faster than the chair yoga, though instructions were still clear and simple.

And you can press pause at any time.

There are many other yoga videos, that you can add to a watchlist once you have logged in with your MRL library card number and PIN.

To see what is available go to online library at www.mrl.nsw.gov.au/efilms

Relax with BorrowBox:

Breathe and relax into meditation to compliment your yoga practice. There are a number of eAudiobooks on meditation via BorrowBox website or app.

Enter meditation in the search field and you will find them all.

Here are a few titles to try this week:

  • The Art of Balance by Tricia Brennan
  • The Quiet by Paul Wilson
  • Meditation, Breath, Heart Light by Dr Gillian Ross

To check out these titles or search for others, go to the online library at www.mrl.nsw.gov.au/online-library/eaudiobooks

Yoga magazines and eBooks are available through library databases:

Did you know you can access NSW State Library eResources with your MRL library card?

There is a wide range of eMagazines available through the Press Reader database.

Accessible from this database is full text version of The Yoga Journal (March/April 2020), which has an informative article about the benefits of strength training gained from yoga practice and features 41 yoga poses to follow at your own pace.

Also available is the latest edition of Australian Women's Health highlighting poses to boost your energy, reduce stress, enhance focus and improve your sleep.

Discover these magazines when you select NSW State Library eResources www.mrl.nsw.gov.au/online-library/databases

eBook Public Library Collection:

You will find lots of great eBook reads in this database. Library staff found the following titles using yoga for kids in the search field.

  • Yoga Animals by Amy Tao & Paige Billin-Frye
  • Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance by Jennifer Cohen Harper
  • I am Peace: A book of mindfulness by Susan Verde Peter H. Reynolds

Go to www.mrl.nsw.gov.au/online-library/databases and select eBook Public Library Collection Library Info

Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9.30-12pm, Sunday Closed. Phone: 6840 1780.

Website: www.mrl.nsw.gov.au