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Yoga and Sciatica

Sciatica-a real pain in the butt!  Women tend to experience sciatica more often than men, with about 40% of adults experiencing sciatica at some point. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body, starting at the spine base and running right down through your thigh and calf muscles to your foot. It  is composed…

Some Easy Steps to Cut Stress and Anxiety

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five adults in the United States, approximately 43.8 million, experiences mental illness in a given year and these startling figures are found throughout Western Cultures. In other words, if you suffer from anxiety or depression or another form of mental illness, you are not alone.…

Diet is not just important….it is vital for our health!

The more and more I research and study the impact of nutrition on our present health and future health, the more passionate and committed to the subject I become. We know that nutrition is vital to our health; we know that some foods make us sick, but now we also know that nutrition can affect…

What does your Yoga practice tell you about your life?

How we behave on our mat is often a reflection of how we behave off it! So what does your practice say about you? Through out the year we have several stages that often trigger off time of self reflection or health ‘check in’. New Years Resolutions, Spring De-Tox, Winter Hiberination…..These trigger times can create…

Yoga for Addiction

Untangling yourself from the grip of addiction can seem impossible, addiction does not have to be drugs or drink. But behavior we continue when we know it is detrimental to our health, both physically and emotionally. But yoga can help you break your destructive habits and addictions. A small 2007 pilot study published in the…

Is Yoga Addictive?

I think once you start practicing yoga, you become addicted to the benefits it provides.  But is addiction of any kind a good thing, even if its positive? Addictive behavior is something that we turn to when faced with a challenging situation. So instead of turning to alcohol in times of stress we turn to…

Yoga for Addiction

Untangling yourself from the grip of addiction can seem impossible, addiction does not have to be drugs or drink. But behavior we continue when we know it is detrimental to our health, both physically and emotionally. But yoga can help you break your destructive habits and addictions.   A small 2007 pilot study published in…

Pain…acute to chronic

Many of us have suffered injuries in the past, especially if we have a history of sporting practice. As a yoga teacher I work daily with the after affects of compounded muscles from repetitive sports with my students. One of the areas within the body that seem to hold a lot of problems for people…

Adrenal Fatigue, Stress and Insomnia

The four main factors for good health are diet, exercise, reduced stress and a good nights sleep! Unfortunately for many of us,  a good nights sleep is not something that we can guarantee each night. The question “Why can’t I sleep?” unfortunately doesn’t always have a simple answer. Many people lead active lives with hectic…

The Root Chakra: Muladhara

The root chakra is literally the foundation of the 7 main chakra system, as such its health and proper functions are an absolute prerequisite for living a balanced and fulfilling life. Located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety…

Yogic Paths

Yogic Paths – A History An informative and interesting documentary for those wishing to learn more about where and how Yoga originated.

Is Yoga just a physical practice?

Most yoga centres and teachers offer only instruction in yoga postures and breathing exercises, with an occasional mention of psychology. Many do not teach meditation at all, and the few that do confine themselves to basic techniques.  However the goal of yoga is gaining control over the modifications of mind and, finally, attaining the direct…

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