Yoga

How yoga can help your intimate life

Guest post by Emily Apple.

Yoga practice offers you many different benefits. It’s a surefire way to improve your flexibility, breathing, and build muscle strength. Through yoga, you can perfect your posture, lose weight, and improve on your circulation. All of which are extremely necessary as you grow older. And when your age begins to creep […]

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Feeling burned out? You’re not alone

Heads Up has some great resources and tips if you find yourself becoming overwhelmed or burned out at any time.

As the nature of work changes over time, we’re taking more work and stress home. As a consequence, many of us increasingly feel like we are struggling to keep up with the demands of our jobs. […]

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Read this before you organise a corporate yoga session

Some great tips for corporate yoga in the workplace – both for the organiser and participants. (Although unlike the author I have never had anyone turn up in a sari!) 

Theme
Always have a theme for your session. This is important because it allows the trainer to tailor the session to the specific theme and stick to it. The […]

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Breathe. Exhale. Repeat. The benefits of controlled breathing

It seems science is finally showing evidence of the benefits of breathing on our mind and body – something yogis and buddhists have knows for thousands of years. In yoga we call it pranayama; meaning breath control. There are many different types of pranayama that may be practiced in yoga. 

If I am feeling stressed, I will practice breathing […]

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Mood boost – yoga to calm your mind

I came across this article from www.psychologies.co.uk and it outlines some great simple but effective yoga poses for beginners. Great for improving your mood, deepening your breath and moving your spine safely. 

Originally, yoga postures were designed to be active preparation for meditation. In modern life, these qualities help relieve the pressures of modern life. Many of us […]

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Relaxed in the office with yoga

Article from: www.huffingtonpost.ca

I work from home, and have laptops on desks or tables throughout my home. The worst case scenario is that I am slouched, half-laying on the couch with my laptop balanced on my knees for 10 plus hours a day.

Recently, I spoke with Rachel Scott, Director of Teacher Development at YYoga. Rachel shared her […]

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5 poses to relieve lower back pain from sitting

My posture has definitely improved since ditching my desk job.

This doesn’t mean that as an office worker you can’t have great posture nor prevent lower back, neck and shoulder issues. This article from www.doyouyoga.com has some great tips as well as 5 key yoga postures which you can practice at home.

Maintaining good posture can be […]

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Are mindfulness and meditation the same?

Photo by Isabell Winter

It is difficult to pick up a lifestyle magazine or scroll through your favorite yoga-related social media pages without seeing mention of the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. The words “mindfulness” and “meditation” often seem interchangeable, and both practices appear to have the same advantages. So why the different terminology?

Because these terms […]

Why workplace yoga is the new black

This article first appeared on www.zenyogastrap.com

Today, unique company benefits are quickly becoming the norm. Many employees no longer see these benefits as luxuries offered only at cutting-edge companies – they expect them and might even see them as the deciding factor in choosing which company to work for. Among a plethora of employee benefits like […]

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How to eat to optimise your yoga practice

Article written by Emily Apple
Photo by Aral Tasher

Yoga is not for sissies. Power Yoga and even heated Vinyasa or Bikram can really make you sweat and increase your heart rate substantially. So, as with all other types of exercise, you must consider eating enough and eating the correct foods to support your exercise regime.

We’ve heard […]