Christmas – that wonderful season when even the most dedicated yogi struggles to get quality time on their mat. But what can be done when events conspire to disturb a yogi’s path to inner peace? Maybe it is time to take practice off the mat and into the glorious chaos that is the festive season. And here’s how… (more…)
We are right in the middle of the holiday season! That time of year when yoga studios close down and personal practice is SO hard to come by. But, yoga is the perfect antidote to family gatherings and office parties. How does a yogi keep practicing when the festive spirit takes hold? (more…)
Yoga is good for you. This fact has been pretty much established by scientists, researchers, experts and long-lived, healthy yogis themselves. Yoga is now prescribed by some GPs, people are referred to yoga classes by physiotherapists. It has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of high blood pressure, heart disease, lower back pain, depression, and stress. It also helps to increase muscle strength, combat osteoarthritis and improve balance. (more…)
If you google yoga and YouTube, at the very top of search results will be ‘Yoga with Adriene‘.
The host of this channel is Adriene Mishler, who hails from Austin, Texas. She started posting online yoga tutorials onto YouTube back in 2012, and now has four million subscribers and hundreds of thousands of viewers who religiously tune in for her free weekly videos. (more…)
Go to any yoga class in the capital and you’ll be hard pushed to find more than a couple of token men.
Which is ironic, as, in the 5,000 years or so of yoga history it is only within the last 80 years that yoga has been opened up as a practice to women. For the majority of yoga’s history, it was ONLY practiced by men. (more…)