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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

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5 Ways To Manage Stress

5 Ways To Manage Stress

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By Andy Macia

“I will breathe
I will think of solutions
I will not let my worry control me
I will not let my stress level break me
I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don’t quit”

– Shayne McClendon

Managing stress has been a bit harder for me. I was an alcohol addict for many, many years, so for quite some time, stress meant reaching out for a bottle to drown my sorrows; my addicted self just did not care for absolutely anything else in my life. If I had any other issues, they would be taken care of by the next drink.

And just to be clear, a bottle or a drink is most surely not a healthy stress management tip. And you don’t even need to be a professional to figure it out.

Nevertheless, after… Read More

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The Science Behind How Yoga Reduces Stress

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Many people have heard that yoga reduces stress, but there’s real science behind it. Of course, any time you increase the heart rate (like with a few chaturangas), your body releases endorphins, which is the driving force behind that famed “runner’s high and a natural stress reducer. However, yoga taps into stress relief on a […]… Read More

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Improve your sports performance! Yoga as a Cross-training Activity

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Have you ever wondered what will improve your sport performance or prevent sport-related injuries? Doing more of our desired activity may seem like the obvious answer. For example, if we want to improve performance in swimming or running, then to do more swimming or running would improve our performance in both respectively. However, while that […]… Read More

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Doggie Not Down With Human Doing Yoga

Doggie Not Down With Human Doing Yoga

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Upstaging yoga-practicing humans is doggie de rigueur on the Internets but somehow it just does. not. get. old. Note to self: wipe down yoga mat before and after each use. Also: use a yoga mat. You may also like… What Happens In Dog Yoga Class Pets Interrupting Yoga is Adorable, Hilarious, and So, So True […]… Read More

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Awesome Tool The Entrepreneurial Yogi: The Interactive Quiz That Gets You Leads

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Yoga teachers are entrepreneurs. In addition to teaching, we have to do our own marketing, manage our bookkeeping, create our own products, and be our own graphic designers. We’re one-woman (or man) shows. And in my yoga-preneurial life, I sometimes come across new tools that I’ve found that can be useful for our work. Here […]… Read More

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The Difference Between Yoga and Yoga Therapy

The Difference Between Yoga and Yoga Therapy

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The popularity of yoga has undoubtedly increased throughout western society in recent years. With its various health benefits becoming more widely understood and accepted, there are literally hundreds of well-documented and cited reasons for taking up yoga. However at the core of this attraction is often some form of self-improvement or health benefit. Whether it’s to build strength, improve performance in sport, or to support mental health, there are a variety of motivations why people find the practice of yoga therapeutic.

While all forms of yoga could be considered therapeutic, the term “yoga therapy” has come to the fore in recent years, and as a result there has been a certain amount of confusion between the yoga so many of us see in the gyms and studios around the countr… Read More

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