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Yoga For Stress and Anxiety

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Yoga For Stress and Anxiety

With our busy modern lives, dealing with stress and anxiety is a reality that many people face. Those of us who have felt the releasing powers of a post yoga buzz will already know that yoga can play an important role in tackling the symptoms of stress related conditions. The evidence is more than anecdotal, research backs this up too. But exactly why and how can yoga help you deal with stress and anxiety? We talk you through everything you need to know!   The Science bit: Yoga as a natural anxiety and stress relief   According to Harvard Medical...

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Yoga + Breathing - Why breath is such a big deal in yoga

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Yoga + Breathing -  Why breath is such a big deal in yoga

Go to one of the many yoga classes on offer and you’ve probably noticed how many times you get reminded to breath. The link between yoga and breathing is a big deal in the yoga world, but why exactly?! You may be thinking at this point, ‘well breathing is a pretty big deal to me in general, you know, to avoid unpleasant side effects such as dying’. So why is this already involuntary reflex highlighted as such an important element to any self respecting yoga practice? Why is there so much focus on breathing in yoga? A lot of yoga...

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The 5 ways yoga helps you to control your crazy!

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The 5 ways yoga helps you to control your crazy!

Let’s be honest, there’s a little bit of crazy in all of us. Far from the common yoga misconceptions about those of us who practice, we certainly haven’t got it all figured out in life. In fact, many of us are using yoga as an effective tool to control the crazy. Thanks to the many positive mental benefits of yoga, yoga can be your best friend when it comes to tackling negative thoughts, emotions and feelings. Here are the 5 ways that yoga helps to control your inner crazy…   via GIPHY 1. Yoga Reduces Stress and Anxiety  There’s a...

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Yoga Better For Back Pain Than Over-the-Counter Painkillers

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Yoga Better For Back Pain Than Over-the-Counter Painkillers

New research shows yoga is better than over-the-counter painkillers at relieving back pain. It seems that more and more these days science is proving the beneficial healing powers of therapeutic treatments for your body, versus popping a pill. Now new research published in the journal of the American Medical Association has found that if you’re suffering from back pain, yoga can be just as useful as recognised treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy. What’s more both might be better than simply popping a pill!   The power of mindfulness for pain relief. Researchers at the Group Health Research Institute got 229...

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Yoga guide for detox this New Year in 3 simple steps

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Yoga guide for detox this New Year in 3 simple steps

If you’ve had a good Christmas and New Year, the chances are your thoughts have now turned to detox, or perhaps just buying some extra stretchy yoga pants (hey, whatever works for you, we’re not judging!). The good news is yoga and detox are a partnership made in cleansing heaven. So it’s out with the mince pies and sherry (although you’ll be forgiven for hanging onto the gin) and in with the green juices and spinal twists. Here’s our simple and easy as 123, yoga guide to detox this New Year!   via GIPHY   1. Diet  The hibernation mode...

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