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Disco Yoga in Shoreditch

Disco Yoga in Shoreditch

Disco Yoga has come to London. Specifically, to Trapeze nightclub in Shoreditch, where downward dogs are being practised to the melodious tones of Barry White, Daft Punk and ‘Kung Fu Fighting’. (more…)

Yoga Literally Builds Up The Brain

Yoga Literally Builds Up The Brain
Yoga Literally Builds Up The Brain
Image Credit: Alejandro Mallado via Flickr.

New research indicates that yoga can increase the thickness of the cortex – the brain’s language and memory control centre.

A recent study from Brazil has revealed evidence that regular yoga practice can help ‘train’ the brain. “In the same way as muscles, the brain develops through training”, says Elisa Kozasa of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paolo, Brazil, who authored the research alongside eight colleagues. (more…)

5 Poses to Healthy Happy Hips

5 Poses to Healthy Happy Hips

I had a teacher once tell me that the hips were the ‘junk drawer’ of the body. They store all sorts of emotions, trauma and anything you are unconsciously holding on to. That’s why if you fully surrender into a hip opener, all the built-up emotions can release. I hear stories of people in classes bursting out crying while in a deep hip pose. They were experiencing that release.

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What Makes An Ashtanga Sun Salutation?

What Makes An Ashtanga Sun Salutation?

Ashtanga Yoga is often considered one of the toughest styles of yoga, as many of the sequences rely heavily on high-energy vinyāsas. I personally used to stay away from the practice due to a knee injury that acted up during intense flows. However, I secretly cherished a dream of practicing Ashtanga Yoga…

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