Archive for the ‘Yoga’ Category

Beat anxiety before it beats you

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Five ways to tackle your stress and anxiety levels.  Stress and anxiety is one of the pitfalls of fast-paced modern life, and according to The Mental Health Foundation, one in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. In the UK, anxiety and depression is the most read more »

Simple lifestyle changes to lower high blood pressure

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

High blood pressure affects more than a quarter of Britons – it’s time to take action!

How to create your own at-home yoga practice

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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 »

The benefits of yoga for breast cancer patients

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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 »

How to shake that bad mood

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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 »

Scoliosis sufferer attributes recovery to yoga

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

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 – a beginner’s guide

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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?

Use restorative yoga to trigger your relaxation response

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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 »

Yoga and Tai Chi could help prevent falls in the elderly

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

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 »

How yoga is helping cancer patients cope with their illness

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

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 »