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Can yoga help tackle Seasonal Affective Disorder?

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Can yoga help tackle Seasonal Affective Disorder?

When the nights start to draw in and the weather turns colder, it’s common for many of us to feel a little down in the dumps. But could your change in mood be something else? Seasonal Affective Disorder is a depressive mood disorder, that is directly linked to the change in seasons. Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder and whether you can ease some of its symptoms through the power of restorative yoga:  What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Often abbreviated to SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, presents itself much like other symptoms of depression: Feeling constantly low in mood throughout the...

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5 Ways Yoga Can Make You Smile

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5 Ways Yoga Can Make You Smile

  The science is clear; smiling is great for you. When we smile is activates neural messaging which changes the chemical makeup of our brain, to make us both happier and healthier! Dopamine, serotonin and endorphins (basically all the good stuff) are released as soon as a smile flashes across our face. So in honour of World Smile Day, here’s our 5 ways that yoga can make you smile…     1. Feeling better in your body We’ve said it before at Blossom Yoga Wear and we’re definitely going to end up saying it again...yoga is great for promoting a...

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4 Things We Wish We’d Known About Yoga From The Start

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4 Things We Wish We’d Known About Yoga From The Start

Whether you sought your yoga life out intentionally, or suddenly found yourself falling into the yoga world completely by accident, there are a few things along the way that we didn’t necessarily understand from the get go. Along the wonderful journey into yogahood we seem to have several aha moments, that left us scratching our head as to why nobody told us sooner!    Strange noises   Ok, who let Darth Vader into the class and why on earth didn’t he bring his inhaler if he knew he’d be working out. What’s that? Oh, it’s intentional. Yes it turns out...

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Hips Don’t Lie: Yoga poses to release and loosen hips

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Hips Don’t Lie: Yoga poses to release and loosen hips

A vitally important foundation for providing your entire body with strength and stability, our hips offer support to our spine and organs. Because of the amount of movement we put our hips through on a daily basis, never mind when we hit the dance floor Shakira style, it’s no wonder our hips can feel the strain. Discover how yoga poses that relax and open the hip help both body and mind. How tight hips impact the body The hip flexors are made up of a group of muscles which connect the lower body, which we know as the pelvis area....

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How to use chakras in your yoga practice to better balance your energy

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How to use chakras in your yoga practice to better balance your energy

  Modern science may have proved that the Universe is entirely made up of a mass of energy, but ancient cultures have known for centuries that all living things contain a lifeforce. This “spirit” that flows through us all (and not just after a heavy weekend!) was believed to form energy centres within the body, known as chakras. Translating from Sanskrit as ‘wheel’, it’s helpful to think of these points as a mass of swirling, turning energy.  In Eastern philosophy, any blockages in the flow of energy through the body are believed to cause imbalance that can create illness and...

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