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The Importance of Finding the Right Yoga Teacher

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What are the important relationships in our lives? Our other halves, our parents, our children, our besties – but what about the student-teacher relationship? How important is that? According to ancient Indian culture, the relationship between a Guru and a shishya (disciple) is a very special one, even transcending the bond between parent and child, or husband and wife. While that may be a bit extreme for our Western sensibilities, it’s undeniable that finding the right teacher is a crucial part of our yoga journey.

Yoga is a lifelong journey and the teacher that guides you on that journey is a key part of it. They will ask you to do things with your body that it’s never done before and you need to have absolute faith in them that they will teach you safely while challenging you to move beyond your comfort zone at the same time. Here is our take on how to find the right teacher for YOU. (more…)

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Could Yoga be BAD for you?

Could Yoga be BAD for you?

New research from the University of Sydney suggests that yoga is just as dangerous as any other sport – but is that the whole picture?

Could Yoga be BAD for you?
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Yoga has long been seen as the softer alternative to high intensity sports, but a new study from the University of Sydney suggests that yoga is more dangerous than we think. (more…)

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

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. (more…)