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9 things to take on your yoga retreat

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9 things to take on your yoga retreat

You've done it! You've booked your first yoga retreat and now get the opportunity to spend a few days or a week if you're lucky getting deeper into your practice and learning with like-minded people. But how do you know what to bring along? We've compiled this list to help you with what essentials you’ll need to pack to make the most out of your yoga retreat. 1. Yoga Clothes A no-brainer you may think, but packing a few of your favourite vests and leggings is key. Just try to keep your yoga essentials to the bare necessities and add a...

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Should yoga be classed as a sport?

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Should yoga be classed as a sport?

The Yoga Federation of India has asked the Indian government to give yoga asanas the classification of a sport, and hopes that one day it may even make it into the Olympics. With the physical side of yoga now a worldwide phenomenon, it has become a commonplace fixture right alongside Boxercise and Legs, Bums and Tums classes on gym timetables up and down the country. So should yoga postures be recognised as a sport in their own right, or would this risk cutting yoga asanas off from a spiritual side of the practice? The arguments for making yoga a sport...

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The fascinating real history of yoga may rock everything you think you know about it!

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The fascinating real history of yoga may rock everything you think you know about it!

We all know that the roots of Yoga trace back thousands of years to India, right?! But the details of how, why and when it made its way over to the west are far more sketchy to most of us. You may be surprised to hear for example that most of the poses people practice in yoga classes all around the world today, actually only date back to the 19th Century. Why? Because that was the first record found where a description of asanas was actually written down. It’s just one of the fascinating facts in a story of how...

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Why the business world NEEDS yoga.

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Why the business world NEEDS yoga.

For anyone who is unacquainted with the main principles of yoga, it’s easy to understand why they might only see surface benefits which don’t stretch far past being able to touch your toes. Yet the deeper we dig away from the physical and into the theory, we see what a true treasure trove of wisdom yoga has to offer our modern day lives. In fact we think the step by step yoga path towards freedom also provides the perfect model for moulding a 21st century conscious business. Here’s why we think the business world needs more yoga!   What does...

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Hot Yoga - Everything You Need to Know

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Hot Yoga - Everything You Need to Know

Do you love nothing more than working up a good sweat when you take a yoga class? Then hot yoga could be just the practice for you. Hot Yoga is somewhat like the Marmite of the yoga world, but it’s far from being just another yoga craze. Its many dedicated followers swear by its detoxifying and invigorating nature, whilst other yogi’s find the mere thought of it about as appealing as being a trapped dog in the back of an unventilated car in the height of summer. Before you make your mind up which camp you fall into, here’s everything...

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