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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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Why yoga is the best exercise

Guest article by Emily Apple
Photo by Matthew Kane

General healthcare experts recommend that in order to live a healthy life you simply must exercise at least three times a week or 20 minutes a day. Choosing what type of exercise to do is the next hurdle and it’s considered a hurdle because there are really too […]

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Keep your gym clothes fresh and healthy

Guest article by Emily Apple
Photo by Scott Webb

If you’re looking to get fit and healthy then winter is the season to start your new gym routine, in preparation for summer when you can show off what you achieved through hard work.

No matter whether you’re a yogi, a spinning fanatic or if you even lift, your […]

Yoga myths debunked

By Emily Apple

Yoga has taken Western culture by storm and with it comes the myths which are attached to this ancient practice. Several myths about the practice of yoga have long been masquerading as facts and now is the time to put an end to it all.
Yoga has become a type of religion
Yoga has got […]

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Love your downward dog without sore wrists

Weak wrists?

If you are new to yoga or have gone back to yoga practice after some time off, you might notice a lack of strength in your wrists.

I know some of my beginner students will ask me how to the avoid soreness they feel in their wrists; usually after a few Downward Facing Dogs.

For those […]

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Yoga vs the gym: 6 ways yoga adds to your workout

 

I recently taught a yoga class for a group of strong women. I say that as I know they all regularly work out at the gym. They use weight bearing machines and they are committed to remaining strong and active particularly as they get older.

We warmed up our joints and spine before beginning a few […]

Beautiful balance: Benefits of standing on one leg

What’s the benefit of practicing balance postures?  This is a question one of my students recently asked me.

Standing balance poses in particular strengthen the legs – ankles, calves, thighs and groin – because your entire body weight is supported by only one of your legs.  The three essential elements of balance are alignment, strength, and […]

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Amazing benefits of yoga – Infograph

After Class
Improved Brain Function
Just 20 minutes of Hatha yoga — an ancient form of the practice that emphasizes physical postures rather than flow or sequences — can improve cognitive function, boosting focus and working memory. In a University of Illinois study, participants performed significantly better on tests of brain functioning after yoga, as compared to […]