Our beautiful hips; bearers of our bodies burden and the sanctuary for over 20 muscles - adductors, abductors, hip flexors in front, deep lateral rotators, and more. Our hips are the powerhouse of moving through life, walking, running, bending and of course, sitting. No to mention, the all-important procreation of our species, childbearing and birth.
Taxes, back pain, death; sometimes it can feel like back pain is just part and parcel of living. While aging is inevitable, sorry, back pain doesn't have to be. Experts agree that routine stretching can both prevent and relieve symptoms.
When what we hear of meditation and mindfulness is that; a) it's really good for us, and b) all we have to do is sit and "clear" our mind; our comprehension of the practice is flawed from the beginning.
When we set an intention, we are choosing to empower ourselves, to influence the way we think, feel and act, for the better. But how do we do it?
We're here to tell you it absobloodylutely is okay for men to do yoga, and whatever your idea of a "real" man is, we've got proof he does yoga!
Patanjali’s Fifth Limb of Yoga, Pratyahara, is often described as the practice of withdrawal. While this is an accurate translation, it is a somewhat shallow way of describing the intention of Pratyahara.
This notion of turning off our minds, letting thoughts come and go, and just being 'present' is always so much easier to say than do. Here are our 5 top tips to practicing mindfulness every day. It’s worth it.
We're told to seek balance a lot, whether it be in our diets, our exercise, our job, or our pleasure, but what is balance? And what is balance in yogic terms, is it simply being able to hold long balancing asanas? Or is there more to this balance in life thing?
We now use asana most commonly to refer to the physical postures that we assume during the practice of yoga. Beyond the mat, asana can be taken to mean an outlook on life, where challenges are an opportunity to learn.
From stress relief to serotonin increases, emotional adaptability, and flexibility, yoga improves our mental health and wellbeing, and is especially good at helping us combat anxiety, stress, and depression.
Niyamas are considered the vows and ethical codes we use inwardly to cultivate the self-discipline and inner-strength we need on our yoga journey of happiness, harmony and health, for a meaningful and peaceful life.
In the yoga philosophy of Kosha, we learn that our true Self is made up of more than just our physical body. That in order to reach our true Self, to live our lives in health, happiness, and harmony we must nourish all of our selves or Koshas.
Yoga studios, while designed to be a place of relaxation, can be kind of intimidating. o, to help you feel a little less awkward and a whole lot more relaxed, we put together some points to plot your course by, a little bit of etiquette if you will.
When we practice the Yamas we are cultivating a self-awareness which helps us to cultivate our own sense of positivity and peace and ward off negativity.
For most of us, at one point in time or another, questions about our practie will rear their heads to taunt us. But it's not all bad news, quite the opposite rather.
The 8 Limbs of Yoga teach us to consider yoga as a way of life. A lifestyle or a guide to living, which helps individuals find harmony and health for a meaningful and peaceful life.
The roots of Yoga are a little murky, to say the least, it probably has something to do with having been developed around the fifth to sixth centuries.
Our pre and post-natal yoga classes are designed to help expecting mothers and new mothers nourish their bodies and minds.