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Make yoga part of your everyday routine by bringing your practice home. Attending yoga classes is essential to learn the poses and understand the practice better. Once you feel capable of doing yoga unsupervised however, taking your practice out of the classroom and into your everyday life can take you to the next level. You read more »
New research links yoga to helping breast cancer patients recover from treatment. A large U.S. based study has found that the stretching, breathing and meditation involved in yoga can help cut fatigue among breast cancer patients by more than half. While regular sessions of the gentle exercise is thought to be of great benefit to read more »
Keep reading for easy and natural ways to get rid of a bad mood. Do you ever find yourself feeling grumpy for no good reason? Maybe you stubbed your toe when you first woke up, setting off a spiral of ‘bad luck’ – or perhaps a nasty email at work has left you feeling stressed? read more »
Rebecca Berry regains her confidence after four weeks of yoga-like exercises. When she was a child, Rebecca Berry (now 29) planned to travel the world and scuba dive her way through all the oceans. In her late teens however she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. The condition causes pain and disfigurement read more »
Bikram yoga is the latest sensation sweeping the nation and is now becoming more readily available in local gyms and centres. But what exactly is it, is it for you and what do you need to know before signing-up?
If the run-up to Christmas is getting stressful, consider restorative yoga. Using props to reduce stress on the body, restorative yoga aims to calm both the body and mind through gentle poses. Mankind’s ‘fight or flight’ response is ancient and often leads to a build-up of stress, both emotionally and physically. Luckily, humans have now read more »
Exercise regimes that promote strength and balance could lower the risk of elderly being injured in falls by a third, according to new statistics. Injuries such as fractures and breaks that occur due to falls is common among the elderly, with around one in three people over the age of 65 living at home suffering read more »
For some people yoga is no more than a pleasurable hobby, for others it is a valuable therapy that helps them cope with pain and illness. The 5,000-year-old Indian discipline of yoga involves a combination of meditation, breathing exercises and postures to help improve flexibility and strength as well as mental well-being. Maggie’s Cancer Centre read more »
A common form of punishment in India has been turned into the new ‘super-brain yoga’ enjoyed by high powered executives the world over – but what exactly is it, and how does it work? Indian children know exactly what the uthak-baithak is, because it’s considered a serious punishment in school. Anyone acting up or failing to read more »