The purpose of the Life Now Exercise program is to introduce exercise in a safe and supportive environment and to empower people to manage their own physical activity.
Life Now exercise and meditative courses
- The Life Now program offers introductory exercise, meditation, mindful art, mindfulness, tai chi and yoga courses at locations across the state.
- Courses are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their primary carers, thanks to generous community donations.
- All courses are delivered by experienced facilitators in a safe and supportive environment.
- Mind body activities such as yoga, meditation and exercise are an important part of supportive cancer care. These activities provide a range of mental and physical health benefits. Research shows these activities can help reduce stress and anxiety and improve quality of life for people affected by cancer.
Calendar of Life Now Courses.
How to apply
Please review the eligibility criteria and timetables before completing the application form. These details are available below.
All courses require minimum numbers to run, and your application is not confirmed until a member of the Life Now team has been in touch with you by phone or email.
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Meditation can generally be defined as a self-directed practice for relaxing the body and calming the mind.
Our Mindful Art program provides a basic understanding of mindfulness concepts, delivered through simple art classes.
Participants will learn practical coping techniques to counter the effects of cancer-related stress and be invited to attend a full day mindfulness retreat as part of the course.
Tai Chi is considered a moving meditation, in which practitioners are guided to be mindful of their postures, movements, and breathing, with an intensive inwardly directed focus. Research has found that participating in tai chi can have positive effects on fatigue levels and quality of life.
Yoga is a whole body philosophy, involving stretching, breathing exercises, postures and meditation. Yoga can help to improve overall wellbeing and fitness by increasing muscle strength, bone density, cardio-vascular fitness, flexibility, balance and co-ordination.