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Yoga Proven to Treat Depression

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 […]

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Risking practice

Practising on the Edge: Should We Really Be Doing It?

Practising on the edge. For those of you old enough to remember, the Edge used to refer to the lead guitarist of U2 (Showing my age? Perhaps!), but for those of us in the yoga world, the edge means something entirely different. Practising on the edge is a relatively recent term in yoga. It refers

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Back Pain Relief
Arm Support Poses, Asana, Back Bend, Core Awakening, Department, Forward Bends, Graduates, Health

Yoga For Lower Back Pain: It May Be As Good As Physiotherapy

Yoga may be about as good as physiotherapy for treating lower back pain, according to a new study published in a major medical journal. The results of the long-term study, which involved a large and racially diverse group of participants, come as welcome scientific support for using yoga as a therapy for back pain. Whilst

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Shoulder Understanding
Asana, Department, Graduates, Health, Philosophy, Practice, Yogis Guide

The Yoga Teacher’s Guide to the Shoulder Muscles

Our scapula, or shoulder blade, glides around on the chest wall allowing the complex movements that we use in our asana. It plays a vital role in keeping the scapula firmly fixed on the chest wall. Here is how to activate, strengthen and make the most of this important muscle in your classes. The When and

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Chakra Basics

The Complete Beginner’s Guide To The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

The Hatha Yoga Pradipida is an ancient amalgamation of knowledge about cleansing and purifying practices that is still widely referenced today. If you’re uncertain that a book written around the 15th century retains much modern-day relevance, take a look… Name: Hatha Yoga PradipikaDate written: 15th century approx. (some dates go as far back as the

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Yogi Integrity
Cheeky Yogi

The Cheeky Yogi ‘Practice What You Preach’ Project

Have you ever wondered what happens to your day? You plan to do something and by the end of the day, you’ve done something entirely different. How does that happen? I had dedicated the afternoon to a simple task – to write this blog. That was pretty straight forward, wasn’t it? Just sit and write,

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