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Yoga

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What can an ancient text called the Yoga Sutras do for you?
The Yoga Sutras are not just another spiritual text. This is a text that is at the foundation of the practice of yoga, and instead of being exoteric and immaterial to modern-day life, it is very much relevant and valuable for anyone trying to live a ...
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What is yoga?
Yoga is many things, according to Patanjali yoga sutra's 8 limbs of yoga there are 8 parts to a yoga practice; Yamas – external instructions on how to interact with other people, Niyamas – internal instructions on how to manage your own life, As...
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3 reasons why you need yoga Now!
I definitely know how it feels when I leave the yoga mat with ease, and I'm sure you also love the feeling in your body after a good yoga class but have you ever thought about why it feels so good?In a world that often feels like a relentless sp...
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The potential of the yoga poses.
I've met a lot of people who have tried doing yoga and then told me it just didn't work for them, they got hurt, or “It's really just stretching isn’t it?”. In most cases they haven't done it more than a couple of times, taken a r...
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10 reasons why you should practice Yoga.
Yoga as a form of exercise is constantly increasing in popularity. The growing interest in yoga is proof that more and more people are opening their eyes to the many health and wellness benefits of this ancient and yet relevant practice.But yoga is n...
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Sports injuries and yoga.
The blog post below is about running and yoga, but applies to all forms of exercise that include an element of endurance and repetitive monotonous movement patterns, such as football, handball, tennis, basketball, swimming, and volleyball, to name a ...
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Plantar Fasciitis: How Yoga Can Help
Sharp and painful sensations at the heel of the foot can be a sign of plantar fasciitis.Heel pain is one of the things that my clients complain about most often when they start yoga.It appears quickly and affects the movement of the body to a far gre...
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How to incorporate Pranayama (breathing exercises) the fourth limb of the Yoga Sutra into your life.
NOTE If you just landed on this article please read the first article in this series first: “What can an ancient text called the Yoga Sutras do for you?” This article includes a short introduction to the principles of Pranayma + journal prompts &...
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Try yoga for 20 minutes and you get....
As with all other physical training, it requires regularity and fixed routines for us to make progress. But in yoga, there are no times or distances you have to reach, there is no visible finish line you have to cross, and no competitions you need to...
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3 easy yoga poses that supplement running.
The blog post below is about running and yoga, but applies to all forms of exercise that include an element of endurance and repetitive monotonous movement patterns, such as football, handball, tennis, basketball, cycling, and swimming, to name a few...
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Yoga and running, the prefect mix?
The ultra-short answer is: YESSee, this could be my shortest blog post to date, there are so many good arguments and reasons why running and yoga go so well together, that my biggest problem here is to limit myself and focus on the most important one...
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How to incorporate the first Yamas Ahimsa (non violence) into your life.
NOTE If you just landed on this article please read the first article in this series first: “What can an ancient text called the Yoga Sutra do for you?”This article includes a short introduction to the concept of Ahimsa + journal prompts + practical ...
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How to incorporate the fourth Yamas Brahmacharya (restraint) into your life.
NOTE If you just landed on this article please read the first article in this series first: “What can an ancient text called the Yoga Sutras do for you?”This article includes a short introduction to the concept of Brahmacharya + journal prompts &...
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Yoga = a new lifestyle?
Yoga is not a "quick fix", this is not where you find a here-and-now solution to the pain in your back. Having said that, I will immediately contradict myself, because even as little as 10-15 minutes of focused yoga will be able to relieve pa...
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Integrate yoga in your everyday life.
I spend a lot of time convincing my clients that progress happens one step at a time. We are often so focused on doing everything at once, achieving everything at once. But my focus when I teach is to ensure that my clients get something out of their...
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Why personal yoga 1-1 with me?
Here is a bit about why I believe strongly that personal yoga is the cornerstone in making true emotional and physical progress and eliciting actual long-lasting changes. Personal training is effective and targeted training. You and your needs decide...
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How to incorporate Pratyahara (sense mastery) the fifth limb of the Yoga Sutra into your life.
NOTE If you just landed on this article please read the first article in this series first: “What can an ancient text called the Yoga Sutras do for you?” This article includes a short introduction to the principles of Pratyahara + journal prompt...
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A quick fix to balance your nervous system - Nadi Shodhana.
A quick fix to relax and balance your nervous system.There are many popular breathing techniques associated with yoga. Generally, we can divide theminto 3 overall types that can be useful for us when working with nervous system regulation.Exercises t...
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How to incorporate Dharana (focused concentration) the sixth limb of the Yoga Sutra into your life.
NOTE If you just landed on this article please read the first article in this series first: “What can an ancient text called the Yoga Sutras do for you?”This article includes a short introduction to the principles of Dharana + journal prompts + ...
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Why choosing the right yoga mat should be important to you?
Choosing the right mat for you and the yoga you practice is an important part of getting the best out of your training.I could talk long and wide about yoga mats, but because you can often buy a yoga mat to take home with you while buying milk in the...
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10 Benefits for Seniors when Practicing Yoga.
Getting older is not easy for any of us. Although each passing year is a gift, the challenges associated with getting older can sometimes overshadow it. But yoga is the miracle drug that can help create the old age you dream of.It may well be that yo...
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