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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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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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Benefits of the breath

Photo: amytreasure.com

Go to any yoga class and you’ll hear your teacher constantly remind you to notice your breathing; when to inhale and exhale as you move your body through various poses. We breathe without thinking about it but so many of us breathe shallowly and even incorrectly!

When we breathe, our belly should gently rise and when we exhale our […]

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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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3 Yoga poses to counter the Monday blues

This article first appeared on www.doyouyoga.com

The weekend’s over and it’s back to the daily grind. Monday has come to symbolize a return to the dull, the boring, the tedious. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Many people try to psyche themselves up for the day (and week) ahead with coffee, but why not try […]

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Tips to manage job stress at work

Job stress is a normal response to the pressures and demands of work. Some people thrive in high-pressure environments and enjoy the ‘buzz’ when they’re facing a tight deadline or have an important presentation coming up. However, prolonged job stress over a significant period of time can be damaging to your mental health.

Finding the right […]

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How an hour of meditation transformed my work day

Earlier this week, Fast Company staff participated in a meditation session for creativity. Here’s how it changed my workday and attitude.
By Alexa Jaccarino

At Fast Company, we write a lot about how to do your best creative thinking. Unfortunately, continually hearing this insight from the best in business doesn’t always save me and my colleagues from […]

How An Hour Of Meditation Transformed My Workday

Earlier this week, Fast Company staff participated in a meditation session for creativity. Here’s how it changed my workday and attitude.

At Fast Company, we write a lot about how to do your best creative thinking. Unfortunately, continually hearing this insight from the best in business doesn’t always save me and my colleagues from hitting our own creative ruts.

For […]

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Schools tackle teen anxiety with yoga

Teenagers. If you think back to your time as one, you might recall your teens as being the best years of your life. Alternatively, they could have been the worst years of your life. Mine were ok; I mainly remember shyness, awkwardness, having big feet and braces. In the school social hierarchy, I think I […]