Category: Yoga Tips

Apr 21, 2018

7 Benefits of Online Yoga

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With the world shifting more and more into the digital realm, it was only a matter of time before yoga took the plunge also. Transporting an age-old practice into an online space may leave you wondering whether the authenticity and spirit is lost.  Yet yoga practitioners are eagerly swapping their yoga studio memberships for the digital version with glee. So, what’s so terrific about practicing online yoga at home? Well, plenty actually!

1. Your Time, Your Space

Without the need to arrive at a studio at any certain time, online yoga allows you to select the time of the day that suits you to practice. Whether you’re a morning bird or a night owl, the ability to roll out your mat at any given time offers a great amount of freedom and allows you to commit to your … Read More

 

Apr 21, 2018

5 Amazing Ways Yoga Fueled My Addiction Recovery

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By Andy Macia

“Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.” -Jigar Gor

Maybe I’ll just have one more hit. Maybe one more drink; just one more. That was the thought that I repeated in my head over and over around nine years ago before I was thrown in jail on drug and alcohol-related charges. I hadn’t stooped any lower than that before so there I was, saluting the oh-so-well-known rock bottom.

Wind the clock back to when I was around nine years old at a typical Colombian family party. Being of Colombian descent, I was used to the usual soirees we’d have with our friends; people dancing and singing barbecues, and lots of liquor.

I didn’t know much about the drinking culture at the time, but I knew I wanted… Read More

How to Stretch at Your Desk: Yoga while you work

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Last month we took a look at the effects that sitting for long periods of time can have on the body. I shared a simple yoga sequence to help alleviate some of the pain points many people experience from repeatedly sitting at a desk all day. I’ve taken this a step further and have put […]… Read More

Five Reasons You Should Consider Introducing Your Kid To Yoga

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You’ve probably attended a yoga class. Practiced prenatal yoga while pregnant. Maybe you even took your baby to a “mommy & me” yoga session or two after your little one arrived. But then they got older and your yoga practice once again became a solo activity – if you even managed to squeeze it back into your […]… Read More

Book Review: Donna Farhi, Pathways To A Centered Body

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What an accomplishment! Clearly written and beautifully illustrated, Pathways to a Centered Body is must read for yoga students and teachers seeking the understand the body’s most mysterious muscle, the psoas. With clarity, gentleness and thoroughness, Donna Farhi and Leila Stark illuminate the psoas muscle’s central role in core stability, breathing, and functional movement. Farhi […]… Read More

Apr 21, 2018

Is Information Overload Making it Harder to be Happy?

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Dissatisfaction, discontentment, and out-and-out unhappiness are a surprisingly ubiquitous feature of modern life. Mental health issues are a growing public health concern, rates of stress, anxiety and depression are rising sharply among the UK’s teenage girls and the United States has become 5% unhappier over the past 10 years.

All this comes despite the fact that, objectively speaking, modern humans in wealthy countries are probably some of the luckiest people that have ever lived. There are also myriad self-help books, wellness gurus, and “Five Ways to Find Happiness” listicles crowding our cultural landscape. So why do we find it so hard to find a solution to our unhappiness, and is information overload part of the problem?

Finding the Cause

There are many theo… Read More

Love-hate relationship with wheel? A physiotherapist explores one reason deep yoga backbends may not work for some bodies.  

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Managing a love-hate relationship with wheel pose Wheel was always one of the poses that came easily to me in yoga. Despite my internally rotated hips limiting me in hip openers, I could do wheel and I could go as high as I wanted. However, as my yoga practice progressed through the years, I began […]… Read More