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Yoga and Asthma

Yoga and Asthma With yoga having its healing effects in many diseases, it is not surprising that it can help relieve asthma as well. Asthma is caused by a chronic deficiency in lung capacity resulting in shortness of breath. Since it is not a rare condition, many have...

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Yoga Philosophy on and off the mat

Yoga Philosophy on and off the mat Patanjali writes about Ashtanga, the eight limbs of Yoga, in the Yoga Sutras. The eight limbs are a path to purify body, mind, and ultimately lead a life of enlightenment. The first two steps on the path, even before the physical...

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Core Yoga Workout Video from Gem Yoga

Gem Yoga Workout Video from Gem Yoga. To help build core strength and deepen your yoga practice. Yoga you can do at home in your own time. I hope you enjoy this fun whole body workout! This session is designed to get your heart pumping and help you to burn fat. Just...

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Yoga and the Immune System

Our body is designed to ward off all sorts of viral and bacterial infections every day, as we get in contact with other people, public transportation, and other potential carriers of harmful microorganisms. However, although an occasional cough doesn’t seem like a...

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Yoga You Can do in Bed

Yoga can be relaxing and restorative, and it’s a good idea to make it a part of your bedtime routine. It relieves anxiety, calming your mind and body, and helps you focus on rest as you head off to bed. You can do yoga before you get into bed, but there are...

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Blisscloud Yoga Mat Review

My BlissCloud Yoga Mat arrived in the post wrapped beautifully and I couldn’t wait to try it out! There are may designs on their website that make your mat inspiring to practice yoga on! Even though the mat is solid once spread out, it also wraps up small, light...

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Hip Opener Yoga Class

The hips are said to be a place of emotional garbage. A place where we hold a lot of negative tension. By working with the physical body and the breath we are able to move through the more subtle emotional and mental bodies. We can focus on releasing and opening the...

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Yoga for Shoulder and Arm pain

We all experience pain and illness at some point in our lives. I believe our physical problems are messages from our subconscious and unconscious bodies trying to communicate with us to bring something to our attention. Something we need to learn. Something we need to...

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Yoga Stretches at your Desk

Yoga Stretches to Optimize Your Health in the Work Place How many hours do you think you sit down a week? Sitting in your car, sitting at your desk, sitting at a laptop, watching TV? A study, in the Telegraph, found on average Britain’s spend 14 hours a day sitting....

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CorkYogi’s Yoga Mat Review

My Cork yoga mat arrived with a beautiful Indian style yoga bag and a spray bottle to wet the mat. I was excited to try my new cork mat out! Cork is an amazing material that is eco-friendly and sustainable. With a cork mat the grip increases when wet. So instead of...

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10 Reasons why you should go on a Yoga Retreat 

For those that know me, know I have done some travelling. Quite soon into my adventures I felt I needed more than popping from hostel to hostel and partying! Whilst this is amazing and so much fun, and I met so many amazing souls, after a while I feel I wanted more...

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Chakra Balancing Meditation

We often focus on the physical asana practice of yoga in the west, but there is so much much more to yoga. Through practicing yoga we learn to observe ourselves and our minds to work towards having control over our thoughts and bodily functions, leading to optimal...

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