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What is Yoga Therapy?

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What is Yoga Therapy?

If there’s anything a global pandemic has taught us, it’s that self-care is paramount. The simple act of carving out a small portion of the day just for you is therapeutic in itself, regardless of the activity you choose to enjoy. But did you know that yoga can be used to benefit both your physical and mental health? Here’s a little guide to yoga therapy and how you can prioritise your overall health and wellbeing with poses and breathing exercises you can incorporate into your practice.   What’s the Difference?   We know what you’re thinking. How exactly does yoga...

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Yoga Nidra

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Yoga Nidra

What is Yoga Nidra Yoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep, is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. Induced by a guided meditation, the body is completely relaxed and ready to open the doorway to a place where we see both ourselves and our lives in the best possible light. Laying completely still and following a set of verbal instructions, you will close down all other senses using only your hearing. You will be guided on a journey, and experience travelling through several stages to awaken a seventh sense, and tap into an underlying sense of peace. Why...

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How Yoga Can Help You Improve Balance

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How Yoga Can Help You Improve Balance

How to Improve Your Balance with Yoga   Yoga comes with a plethora of benefits from increasing your flexibility to boosting your mood, but did you know it can also help you to improve your balance? If you want to tap into this benefit, this post will give you the low down on the balance challenging poses to try!   Why is Good Balance Important?   Good balance comes with a ton of advantages, not just in your yoga practise but in your day-to-day life too. Boosting your balancing skills will not only give you added stability but also strengthen...

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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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