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5 Yoga Hacks for this Holiday Season

5 Yoga Hacks for this Holiday Season

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…)

Sally Schofield

Yogi’s Guide: Tips for Safe Twists

Yogi's Guide: Tips for Safe Twists

Twists are integral to most yoga classes. There are obvious twists: ardha matsyendrāsana (seated spinal twist) and twisted lunge. Then there are hidden twists: trikonāsana (triangle) and side crane. (more…)

Sally Schofield

The Yogi’s Bookshelf: Mudras For Modern Life by Swami Saradananda

The Yogi’s Bookshelf: Mudras For Modern Life by Swami Saradananda

How ancient gestures can boost your health, enhance your yoga and deepen your meditation.

The Yogi’s Bookshelf: Mudras For Modern Life by Swami Saradananda
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Every so often it’s fun to add a new layer to your practice. Something that takes you a little further into the yoga experience, sheds new light on familiar territory, or guides the way towards uncharted realms within. Mudras can do this. These ancient hand gestures belong not only to yoga, but also to Indian dance, martial arts and kinesiology. They reveal to us that if we learn how, the power for transformation is in our hands. (more…)

Can Meditation and Tai Chi Change Your DNA??

Can Meditation and Tai Chi Change Your DNA??


Can Meditation and Tai Chi Change Your DNA??
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Meditation and Tai Chi don’t just calm the mind – they seem to affect our DNA too. Evidence has emerged that these ‘mind-body practices’ reduce the activity of genes associated with inflammation – essentially reversing molecular damage caused by stress. (more…)