New Study Finds Yoga Reduces Chronic Inflammation

May 22, 2018

New Study Finds Yoga Reduces Chronic Inflammation

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Poor diet, excess weight, and stress are three common struggles for Americans, all of which can cause and exacerbate inflammation. While the heat, pain, redness, and swelling caused by acute inflammation is an essential part of our biological response to fighting off disease and healing our body, when inflammation becomes chronic, it becomes harmful rather than helpful. Chronic inflammation can result in eventual cellular destruction and cause inflammatory disorders and non-infectious …

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May 19, 2018

Why Are So Many of Us Living With Unmanageable Stress?

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It was recently reported in The Guardian that three in four Britons have felt overwhelmed by stress in the past year. Over in the USA, there’s a similar picture. The American Psychological Association’s 2015 ‘Stress in America’ snapshot found that 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the month prior to the survey, and nearly half reported that their stress had increased from 2014. But with constantly-improving technology, healthcare and living standards making our lives more comfortable than they have ever been, where is all this stress coming from?

What is Stress?

When conducting surveys, researchers can find the experience of stress hard to measure because there isn’t a universally accepted definition of what stress actually is… Read More


May 17, 2018

Meditation gives Hope for Addiction Recovery After an Arrest

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Meditation may not be the first treatment tool that comes to mind when we think of substance abuse recovery, but the Evolution Group, an Albuquerque-based counseling and support center for addiction and mental illness, is working to change that. In their programming, the Evolution Group uses meditation as a technique to address the underlying personal challenges that can lead to addiction. Research has shown that one of the main commonalities …

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May 15, 2018

Interview with Matt Wilson and Kristen Golden of AcroDorks

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Matt Wilson and Kristen Golden are two of a group of five Colorado Springs acroyoga teachers who call themselves the AcroDorks. Matt specializes in slacklining and acrobatics, and Kristen is a Vinyasa Flow E-RYT 200. The two met at a YogaSlacker workshop in 2014, and have been co-teaching and sharing their passions for acroyoga and slackline yoga with students ever since. Matt and Kristen will be teaching at the 2018 Hanuman Festival in Boulder, …

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May 14, 2018

Salad Crackers! Learn about Nutrition

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I eat what ever I like whenever I like, However much I want.

But because of how I regulate my posture, movement and breathing, my main food and all I really like to eat is fruit, salad and vegetables.

I don’t usually dehydrate my salad but these photos show what I did once. I took as much salad as I eat in one big salad meal (top photo), pretty much my main and only food I eat most days, and dehydrated it for 2 days at 37 degrees celsius. After two days of the removing the water the amount of salad left (bottom photo) was the same size as about one piece of bread (notice the sizes of the same blue reference cup in both photos). One great thing is that, of the solid portion of the salad (all that was left after 2 days dehydration), about 3-8% is fat, with a significant level of healthy and fresh omega 3 fatty acids, which is an excellent brain food. Additionally, at least 90% of the solid portion of the salad is healthy fibre, which is great for the bowel… Read More


May 10, 2018

Watch Jared’s Remarkable Yoga Weight Loss Journey

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When the yoga gets tough, it’s easy to want to give up–but for a man named Jared, giving up wasn’t an option. Jared transformed his body and life by losing 300 lbs in just 15 months with the power of a positive attitude and a dedicated yoga weight loss practice. In addition to adopting a daily yoga practice, Jared went from indulging in entire boxes of donuts to quitting all sugar and …

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May 9, 2018

Santosha For An Abundant Yogi At Yoga Teacher Training

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When I signed up for yoga teacher training with Yogacara my first feeling was excitement, but it was immediately followed by sheer panic. All of the usual self-doubt I’ve carefully cultivated as an abundant yogi started to spring up, prompting internal questions about my fitness for the goal I’d set for myself. Would I be the fattest yogi there? Can I handle the pace? Will I DIE?

The anxiety built like a forest fire over the months until the training began. I’d have trouble getting to sleep, thinking about all the possible ways I was going to fail. Finally, I emailed one of my teacher heroes Dianne Bondy. I first heard the term “abundant yogi” from her and her online presence on In… Read More


May 8, 2018

Yoga Offers Promise for Helping Children and Teens with Autism

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Many people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have difficulty processing sensory information, meaning certain stimuli or changes to their environment can cause them to get stuck in “fight, flight, freeze” mode. Sensory overload can inhibit breathing, contribute to heightened feelings of anxiety and fear, and even cause physical pain. Thankfully, exciting new evidence suggests that yoga may be a useful therapeutic intervention for those with ASD. Yoga’s focus on connecting …

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May 4, 2018

Enhance Your Wellness Practice with Kriya Yoga

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The Life-Changing Practice of Kriya Yoga

As yoga continues to grow in popularity around the world, many people see it as a purely physical practice like exercise. While there is nothing wrong with that, there is much more to this ancient wisdom that can offer far deeper life-changing benefits.

Kriya Yoga offers a more comprehensive approach to yoga that can dramatically enhance your path to wellness and life fulfilment. With an international following and a time-tested philosophy, Kriya Yoga is an ancient practice that can fit seamlessly into modern life.

Seeing All that Yoga has to Offer

Yoga has been practiced on the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years, and has been surging in popularity across the rest of the world over the past couple of … Read More