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Building a Strong Foundation: The Power and Playfulness of Yoga Blocks
Let's chat about an unsung hero in the yoga world – the humble yoga block. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just starting your yoga journey, everyone should own a set.
Yoga for beginners (because yoga really is for everyone)
New to yoga and not sure where to begin? Here is a bit of encouragement, some easy poses to start with and the basic benefits that yoga can bring you.
We raised $1050 for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ!
Our community came together for an incredible cause; to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ in true The Mat Collective fashion, a morning of Pilates, good food, inspirational stories and all the love.
Combat seasonal changes and winter blues with yoga
Yoga can be a powerful tool to combat the winter blues as we start to enter the colder months of the year. You might find yourself feeling lethargic and it might become harder to get out of bed in the...
Yoga to help manage your mental health
Research has shown that practicing yoga can be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. We break down some tools that yoga can offer to help you manage your mental health.
The Eight Limbs of Yoga
In order to gain maximum benefit from the practice of yoga, it's important to understand its origins, the sutras and how they form the eight limbs of yoga. Practice all eight limbs to live a more fulfilled life.
The Mat Collective Radio
Music is an incredibly useful tool to help you get as much as you can out of your yoga and pilates practice. Find out what other benefits a good playlist can have and enjoy The Mat Collective Radio on Spotify for all your playlist needs.
Why buy a cork yoga mat?
We can think of at least 3 really good reasons why you should consider buying a cork yoga mat. Take a look at why cork is becoming such a popular choice amongst yogis.
The Perfect Gift Guide
Christmas is almost here! With the excitement that it brings, it can also bring a bit of panic when it comes to thinking of the perfect gift ideas. Whether you're shopping for your mother, brother or significant other, we have...
Collagen. What's the big deal?

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Managing stress

Our lives can be stressful and can leave us feeling anxious, helpless and down right confusedWhile these feelings are completely normal, it’s important that we take some steps to reduce the impact this may have on us mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. In this blog we explore a few options to reduce this stress.

Work-Life Balance
To live a happier, healthier life, it's important to find a good work-life balance. There are many benefits to maintaining this equilibrium and while this seems hard to achieve, there are a few ways you can do this. Benefits include better physical health, increased productivity, and a healthier mind.
The benefits of yoga
There are so many amazing benefits of yoga. It can improve your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing if practiced regularly. We could ramble on about the benefits all day but in this blog we have tried to compact it down to the handful of ones that we think has helped us the most through personal experience.