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Can Yoga Improve the Immune System?

Does yoga practice improve the immune system? We have all heard about the many positive health effects of a regular yoga practice. But can it actual improve our immune system? Fellow Yogi and Anatomist on my Yoga Teacher Training Course David Keil looks in detail at this very question. Both acute and low-intensity chronic stressors…

Nature Heals

If you spend one day in the forest, you have 40 percent more natural killer cells in your blood. — CLEMENS ARVAY, Biologist Nature is free, easy to access and has no side effects! So why are cutting our self off from these healing opportunities? For most of human history, a connection to nature was a…

Tight Hips Tight Emotions!

What do tight hips say about your emotional health? Are you carrying around emotional tension in our pelvis? Often times, people initially come to yoga because of physical pain. It’s only later that they get to enjoy all of the other emotional and spiritual benefits that go along with the practice. In our society, where…

Connecting to the Heart

Open Your Heart for Greater Love and Compassion All healing traditions recognize the crucial role of the heart in sustaining life and energizing the body. To give of yourself requires patience, compassion, and kindness. Living your life from a place of unconditional kindness, for yourself and others, is a key element of managing stress and finding true…

Happy Mahasivaratri Day

Today is Mahāśivarātri, the great night of the celebration of Śiva, which is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Śaivas, and Yogis, around the world. Śiva is often conceived as the archetypal yogi, and the great Lord of Yoga (yogeśvara). It is a day of auspiciousness, of contemplative practice and reflection, where the power (śakti) of…

Why we chant OM in a Yoga class

The Question of OM AUM Spiritual traditions from all over the world have grappled with this question, and have recognized the profound role of the Divine Word as the origins, the beginning, of the universe. If at first there was nothing, the very first thing was a sound vibration, and from there everything sprang into…

Published Books

Breaking the Attraction of Pain Book PURCHASE Breaking the Attention of Pain: How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? How do we take control of our own healing journey? How do we break the cycle of chronic pain? Breaking the Attraction of Pain, offers you the new scientific research showing the power of…

Yoga

Yoga is for everyone ….journeying towards living an awakened and joyful life Yoga is not just a physical practice…..it offers the pathway to health, happiness and compassion. Yoga is about awakening to a higher intelligence and finding your way back to your true essence. It allows us to shed the restriction of the ego and to let…

Our food is killing us!

Last night on French news they announced that a recent study found that eating non organic food increased our risks of getting breast cancer by 34 percent! This is completely unacceptable. But the costs for organic producers are higher than the chemically laden ones, and this is reflected in the price that we must pay. So,…

Are your favourite cosmetics killing you?

The average person uses 9 different personal care products a day that contain a huge 126 different ingredients.   While the list of hormone-disrupting chemicals in cosmetics is long, here’s a great trick to quickly weed out products that likely contain endocrine-disrupting phthalates. Look on the ingredients list. If you see “fragrance” or “parfum,” avoid it.…

Heal the Gut Pickled Onions

Boost your gut health with this delicious fermented pickled onions recipe. The word “pickling” is often used interchangeably with the word “fermenting” but for the most part pickling refers to preserving foods in an acidic medium at a high temperature  which destroys the enzymes and probiotics. So I prefer to use a method of lacto-fermentation…

Happy Healthy Gut

Happy Healthy Gut Our guts have 100 trillion bacteria, most of them  “good” bacteria. Unfortunately, those good bacteria are starving due to antibiotic use; wide spread pesticide use, antimicrobial cleaners; and our reliance on fast-food, simple carbohydrates and saturated fats, instead of adequate plant-based fibre. As more and more scientific studies are being released daily,…

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