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Yoga: One size fits all.

Yoga: One size fits all.

Yoga teacher Maria Odugba is challenging stereotypes surrounding who can practise yoga.

Yoga: One size fits all.
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Described by the media as ‘plus-size’, Odugba is determined to embody her belief that yoga is for all body shapes and sizes. Her instagram account has 74.7k followers and counting, and is full of inspiring yoga selfies, workouts and posts describing her body-positive attitude. She advocates self-acceptance and love for all body types, having overcome her own initial fear of taking up yoga on account of the common misconception that yoga is only for slim and toned people. (more…)

If you know Yoga, then you NEED to know Mysuru

If you know Yoga, then you NEED to know Mysuru

On June 21, Indian yogis made international headlines when 54,101 of them practiced together on Mysuru’s Race Course to celebrate International Yoga Day for the third time. Whilst it didn’t quite make a world record, it has put Mysuru on the yoga map for more yogis than ever before. (more…)

Rap and Yoga Get Together

Rap and Yoga Get Together

 

Rap and Yoga Get Together
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Despite their superficial differences, yoga and rap are proving a great partnership. For a music genre that stylistically prizes comfort while addressing themes beyond the comfortable, what could offer more sthiram sukham than gear that lends itself to the odd spiritual gangster vrschikasana? (more…)

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…)