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posts in 'wellness'

Wellness is our collection of articles that offer insight for those seeking higher levels of health and wellness; and inspiration for those looking for a stories of how yoga can help others.

kid’s yoga for better concentration

kid’s yoga for better concentration

With the constant bombardment of media and other distractions, and the incredible amount of sugar most children consume, getting kids to focus on anything can be very challenging. But to grow into healthy, balanced adults, our children need to learn how to concentrate – for school, but also for the rest of life. Children are being diagnosed with various diseases and given legal prescription drugs to help them be able ...

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the benefits of prenatal yoga

the benefits of prenatal yoga

Before I got pregnant, I thought prenatal yoga was silly. I thought that adjusting your activity level for pregnancy was a sign of weakness, and that sure, I’d need to do something different by my third trimester, but that there was nothing so dramatically different about my body that I couldn’t continue with my usual yoga routine for many weeks. I had no idea that the benefits of prenatal yoga ...

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living with autism through practising yoga

living with autism through practising yoga

In April of 2009 I walked into a studio and stepped onto a yoga mat. I couldn’t eat, sleep – or do much of anything except cry, and feel sorry for myself. My beautiful 16 month old baby girl had just been diagnosed with autism – and my heart was shattered. I needed to be “healed” or “fixed”, and I was searching for that thing to help me forget all ...

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yoga nutrition: niyama, energy and focus

yoga nutrition: niyama, energy and focus

I’ve been practicing and teaching yoga for almost 15 years now. I have to say that my diet has definitely been a huge factor in my practice and my life.

Niyama is the second limb of yoga. It has to do with personal observances. The fuel (food) that we put into our bodies definitely relates to this limb. In many respects it is all about the self discipline ...

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how the tangible act of throwing away negativity can free you

how the tangible act of throwing away negativity can free you

There is a secret to being happier. Actually, there are many, but this article will focus on the powerful art of letting go and a tool I’ve discovered to aid that process.

For context, I’m a devoted yoga student for nearly a decade and a yoga teacher for 4 years (certified with evolation yoga teacher training in March 2010). I’ve studied non-attachment in theory and in ...

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will I lose weight with yoga?

will I lose weight with yoga?

As a yoga practitioner and teacher in our community, I often have the opportunity to talk to others about yoga. In many cases, people have never tried yoga and are curious about it. I am asked these questions with some regularity: “I was thinking about trying yoga- which class will I burn more calories in Hot, Warm ...

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yoga for eating disorder recovery

yoga for eating disorder recovery

According to a recent survey, it is now estimated that over 24 million people in the United States find themselves in a day-to-day battle with their bodies, and turn to eating disorders for the answers. One in two-hundred American women suffer from anorexia, three in one-hundred American women suffer from bulimia, and roughly half of our population personally knows someone who has dealt with (or is dealing with) an eating ...

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the truth about yoga for anti aging

the truth about yoga for anti aging

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