TagB. K. S. Iyengar

Mental Health Awareness Week = How Yoga Can Reduce Stress

Mental Health Awareness Week = How Yoga Can Reduce Stress

“If you do have the courage to speak about it, you really can make things better.”

So says Prince Harry, speaking as part of a 1-minute radio message transmitted across all UK radio stations on Tuesday this week, to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2018). (more…)

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How Safe Is Yoga?

How Safe Is Yoga?
Image Credit: Matt Madd via Flickr.
Image Credit: Matt Madd via Flickr.

In October of last year the British Wheel of Yoga caused controversy in the UK yoga world with the announcement that they are developing  National Occupational Standards to ensure that yoga teachers in the UK are adequately and safely trained. Here Poppy Pickles delves into the stories behind the move and explores what the future of yoga regulation could look like.  (more…)

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Parental Fatigue Syndrome – why you should hit yoga practice, not the kids

Parental Fatigue Syndrome - why you should hit yoga practice, not the kids

The Problem

Parental Fatigue Syndrome - why you should hit yoga practice, not the kids
Image Credit: Alexander Dummer via Unsplash.

Being a parent is exhausting – no two ways about it.

If you’re the parent of under twos it is physically relentless.  You are weightlifting little humans all day long, never quite getting enough sleep, and trying to fit in everything that you did before in order to prove that ‘being a parent’ hasn’t changed you.  This phase won’t last long, as self-preservation kicks in and you stop going to all but the easiest social occasions. (more…)

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