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Tips for practicing yoga with a shoulder injury

Tips for practicing yoga with a shoulder injury If you’ve recently experienced a shoulder injury, this doesn’t mean you have to forgo participating in your regular yoga class. The slow, calm nature of Ashtanga Yoga means that even a recent injury shouldn’t affect your ability to hold most poses. However, there are some precautions you… Read more »

Yoga for Fertility

Yoga for fertility Becoming a parent is one of the most incredible things a person can do with their life. The desire to expand a family and welcome a child into the world is ingrained in most women and men, and can provide a real, meaningful boost to your wellness, contentedness, and identity. Unfortunately, becoming… Read more »

Could Yoga benefit your Children?

Could Yoga benefit your Children? Many of us might wish we could return to the carefree days of childhood when our adult responsibilities become too overwhelming. However, today’s children face a significant amount of stress, especially as they struggle to switch off and unwind. The reliance on technology and pressures at school can often mean… Read more »

Saucha – Purification

Newcomers to yoga many times comment on how surprisingly physical, even strenuous their first experiences of this ancient practice have been. Particularly with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as there is a lot of emphasis placed on detoxifying the body. Through the use of ‘muscle seals’, and deep chest breathing, you build up a good sweat. Long… Read more »

The Joy of Practicing Yoga

The Joy of Practicing Yoga We all strive for a life of love, health, purpose, contentment, fulfillment and laughter. We are advised to find a balance between work, family and friends, time to attend to our physical body, personal growth, and quiet time – ideally spending equal amounts of time in each area. But the… Read more »

Yoga helps heal back pain

Yoga helps heal back pain The back can ache in many different ways and to different degrees. I have long put off writing about this, because it is such a vast topic. Having had issues with my own back for some time – which over the years I have addressed in quite a few different… Read more »

Yoga may be Declared Indian Heritage by UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, known as UNESCO, was created in 1945 to build intercultural understanding and promote freedom of expression, among other goals. As of this year, the organisation has added yoga to the list of considered elements by the Intangible Heritage Committee for inscription on UNESCO’s register. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi… Read more »