Yoga isn’t just a way for you to get your body fit and healthy. This ancient exercise form works on your mind too, calms it down and – at the end of the day – leaves you feeling less stressed and anxious. There are a number of ways that Yoga is beneficial to you and in this section of the website we look at how this happens.

What Is Yoga Nidra?

The term ‘yoga nidra’, or yogic sleep as it is usually known, refers an enormously powerful meditation method, in addition to one of the simplest yoga practices to develop as well as maintain. While the…
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How to do Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana

When you practise Standing Splits (Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana), focus on the stretch in your quad and hamstrings, not how high you can lift your leg. This asana is an Intermediate to Advanced Level pose which…
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How to do Parsvottanasana

Stretch your outer hips and hamstrings, lengthen your spine and encourage quietude as well as self-reflection in Intense Side Stretch (Parsvottanasana). Being partially a forward bend and partially a balancing pose, this pose is a…
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Can yoga ease symptoms of depression?

Yoga utilises various poses, meditation and breathing techniques that can assist in relaxing the body and mind. This holistic approach to exercise takes a look at strengthening your body while developing greater self-awareness. According to…
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Yoga Myths You Should Stop Believing

When it comes down to almost everything in life, myths and stereotypes tend to flare up due to a lack of knowledge and perceptions of what it appears to be. Yoga is no different. Many…
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What is rhythmic yoga?

This form of yoga involves practising asanas (poses) with music. The movements become synchronised with the music to become a fluid-like dance. Not only does this become a fun way to practise yoga, but it…
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The Benefits of Yoga for Runners

While runners are incredibly fit, with toned physiques to match, there is one thing that they cannot get away from – muscle stiffness. Muscle stiffness or tightness can result in injury if not properly addressed…
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A look at Yoga forward bends

When correctly performed, forward bends benefit the spine. Physiologically, the entire spine is stretched while the fronts of the thighs are kept tight. They create space in the waist, groin, abdomen and lower back. Emotionally,…
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How to do Extended Side Angle Pose in Yoga

Utthita Parsvakonasana  (which translates as Extended Side Angle pose) is a phenomenal standing pose to perform at or near the start of your standing pose sequence. This pose is also excellent preparation for wide-open groin…
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Is Yoga Effective for Weight Loss?

While yoga is not considered an intense cardio or aerobic exercise, there are ways in which you can utilise it in order to lose weight. As with most forms of exercise, you need to practise…
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Your Guide to Practising Yoga Outside

Recent events have forced as to relook at our workout programmes and find a way to make it work for our homes. This does not necessarily mean that you are confined to the inside of…
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