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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

India's Prime Minister Nahendra Modi leads practictioners through Pranayama (The Indian Express)

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 »

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Top tips to boost your immunity this winter

Top tips to boost your immunity this winter With the cold weather well and truly upon us and many surrounded by work colleagues, partners and our children who can be a hotbed of germs it is critical you ensure your immune system stays in top shape. To keep yourself fighting fit this winter here are some simple… Read more »

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What is Yoga? How to Improve your Posture

What is Yoga? – How to Improve your Posture There are many reasons people try yoga for the first time. Sometimes it’s the wish to become strong and flexible, or they’re drawn in by the beautifully performed poses. Others want to learn to relax, but for many, a major factor is the ability to improve… Read more »

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What’s all the fuss about fermentation?

What’s all the fuss about fermentation? Our search for ways to store and keep foods fresh has been a quest throughout the ages. Whilst the invention of the refrigerator represented a leap forward in the development of food storage technology, one of the oldest and most nutritionally beneficial ways of stabilising foods for storage is… Read more »