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Breath in Energy…Breath out Tension

Yoga for stress relief….its all in the breathe!

My knees hurt!

Weak in the knees? Reasearch shows that the main cause for non injury related knee pain is muscle tightness in the thighs or muscle imbalance. The main treatment for all knee problems including injuries is movement! When performed mindfully, these yoga poses can help prevent knee problems and disease and help you regain strength and…

Tension or Compression in Yoga?

Tension or Compression: The Fundamental Distinction This is a must read for anyone keen to take their yoga practice further. There is a basic anatomy distinction that creates a huge difference to our practice, our attitude on the mat and our ability to avoid unnecessary injury and strain. Architectural principles start from the premise that…

Boost Your Balance!

The Scientifically Proven Way To Build Balance When we think about balance, we often envision holding a picturesque Tree Pose, but balance is necessary when you are moving, transitioning, or adjusting a posture. The key to building balance, coordination, and preventing injury from falling as we age is in mastering transitions and developing strength. Research from…

Yoga and Creativity

Can Yoga Increase our Creativity?  – A new study shows that exercise, as opposed to sitting can significantly improve our creative thinking and ability. The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition , involved 176 participants, mostly college students. Although Scientists aren’t sure exactly why yet , but they hypothesize…

Reluctant Yogi – barriers to home practice

This is such a great article about how we like the idea of being a Yogi, but not the idea of actually doing the physical practice. Interesting insight into why we create barriers in our home practice as well. The first time I ever went to an asana class I only remember wishing that it would end. Why…

Why we sabotage our own Yoga home practice

Why is Yoga home practice so hard? As admittedly wonderful and fascinating as the human brain is, it can also feel like the brain is out to get us sometimes. In some circumstances, our brain’s natural reaction actually does more to sabotage than help. We see this in many areas of our life including our…

Working from the Core Muscles in Yoga

Core Muscles in Yoga Good core strength is important at every age and fitness level, to reduce fatigue, avoid muscle strain and improve your strength and mobility. While our limbs provide mobility, reach and strength it is our body core that provides the basis of each movement. Even if you workout or participate in sports…

Top Yoga Books to Deepen Your Practice

Many of us start our yoga journey on the mat in a local yoga class. For some of us we may develop a home practice and possible go on to do some workshops or retreats. At some point many of us desire to learn more about the philosophy behind the postures In your yoga journey,…

How Yogis can make a difference in the world!

How we can all make a difference in the world. It is time to use your yoga for more than achieving a great body. It is time to put your yoga teachings to work. ‘The world is evolving. More than ever before, we are becoming aware that discrimination, capitalism, injustice, and greed have shaped the…

Having trouble quietening your active mind?

What if you can’t relax—even after lying in the corpse posture for ten minutes? Unwinding is easier said than done—especially when you’re hyped up on coffee, negative emotions, hectic schedules, looming exams. Maybe you know this scenario: your body is settled in shavasana, but your mind is up and running—fighting traffic, or revising a fight you…

Meditation and Creativity

Meditation and Creativity Meditation has been a core part of my life for over 10 years. It has been part of my daily routine and has helped me calm and still my mind, especially when I am working on a new creative idea. When I start a new art or design project, I often get over stimulated with inspiration…