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Why practice Yoga?

My cousin whom I hadn’t seen for some years, came across a photo of me on the internet in a yoga posture. It wasn’t the most difficult of postures, but nevertheless a challenging one. Her question was “… is that actually healthy?” The comment made me laugh. Yoga has increased in popularity in the last… Read more »

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7 Tips for Practising Kindness and Compassion

Kindness and compassion are key components of living a happy life. When you practice compassion every day, long-term benefits include the ability to recognise, acknowledge and become attuned with the emotional experiences of others, as well as your own. This broadens your awareness of the world around you, therefore contributing to inner strength. Here are… Read more »

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Why Observing Your Thoughts Leads to Wellbeing

Just like a train travelling at high speed, our minds can move so fast, the world outside becomes a confusing blur. When this happens, it’s easy to lose ourselves in drama and forget that we’re the creators of our own lives. Learning how to observe your thoughts slows the train so that you can hop… Read more »

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Conquer Anxiety with Yoga

Anxiety and stress are two common factors of a busy lifestyle that most of us could do without. With regular yoga practice, you can return your mind and body to a peaceful state. Learn to focus on your breath In the midst of anxiety, your breathing is shallow, which results in low energy levels, and… Read more »

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10 Signs Signifying You Need a Yoga Practice

If relaxing is one of the last things you seem to have time for, you’re not alone. ‘Business’ is rampant and the more you do, the less time you have to spend investing in mindfulness and healthy habits. Yoga is proven to boost energy levels, help you focus, sleep well, and strengthen your body –… Read more »

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How Yoga Helps Heal Your Body and Mind

Yoga offers guidance as an all-natural way to help you heal. As one of the oldest forms of documented exercise, it’s methods have been proven to reconnect your body and mind. This results in relaxation and the easing of symptoms, whether they be mental or physical, to create a peaceful environment for healing to take… Read more »

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Learn to Love Your Body with Yoga

In an image-obsessed society, learning to love our bodies can seem like a hard task. Negative self-talk and comparisons to media-driven ideals often lead to ‘body-bashing’, frustration, and shame. Instead of viewing our bodies as an ally, we tend to critically assess the different parts and make an enemy of what we don’t like. Asana… Read more »

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Under the Yoga Spotlight – downward facing dogpose

Adho Mukha Svanasana or downward-facing dogpose, is a posture practiced in every Yoga class in most lineages of this ancient art. In Ashtanga Vinyasa it constitutes one of the major building blocks of the practice. Function Most emphasis is placed on AMS (Adho Mukha Svanasana) in the sun-salutations – surya namaskara – where it is… Read more »

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What is yoga? Understanding your anatomy

To truly appreciate the benefits of yoga classes, it helps to understand how your body is being affected by the many different asana you learn. Here is a brief overview of the most important and influential parts of your yoga anatomy. Muscles and bones It probably won’t come as a surprise to many that your… Read more »