Yoga practice has made its name the world over for its health and beauty benefits for mind and body. But what about your face? Hot yoga might drench your brow, and goat yoga might make you smile, but are we missing a trick by not paying our faces much attention during practice? (more…)
The number of men practising yoga is growing. According to the 2016 Yoga in America Study by Yoga Journal and the Yoga Alliance, of those practising yoga in America, 28 percent are men. Though that may not sound very high, it’s up significantly from the mere 17.8 percentage of men identified in the 2012 edition of the same study. (more…)
Yoga teacher Maria Odugba is challenging stereotypes surrounding who can practise yoga.
Described by the media as ‘plus-size’, Odugba is determined to embody her belief that yoga is for all body shapes and sizes. Her instagram account has 74.7k followers and counting, and is full of inspiring yoga selfies, workouts and posts describing her body-positive attitude. She advocates self-acceptance and love for all body types, having overcome her own initial fear of taking up yoga on account of the common misconception that yoga is only for slim and toned people. (more…)
The hunt for the perfect yoga mat can sometimes feel like a quest for the holy grail. With price, grip, thickness, length, colour, weight, and sustainability all at play in yogi’s minds, choosing a mat can be a daunting affair. And with some considerable price-tags in the mix, you don’t want to get the wrong one. Here are five we think you can trust. (more…)
New research is bringing yoga one step closer to becoming a medically recommended treatment for depression. Findings show that yoga practice can help reduce symptoms of the condition, which is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States and worldwide, with around 16.1 million American adults alone experiencing at least one depressive episode in the last 12 months. (more…)