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August 15, 2016
Yoga Practice

13 Ways to Beat Resistance and Get Back on Your Yoga Mat

You know that feeling when you leave a good yoga class. You’re euphoric. Every cell of your body thanks you for giving it exactly what it needs. You tell yourself, “I’m going to practice yoga forever. I always want to feel like this.” And for awhile — three months, six months, maybe even a year — you’re committed to a regular practice and feeling wonderful. Then something gets in the way — a short illness, an important meeting — and you skip a class or a home session. You justify it because you’re busy and you’ve been doing so well. Then it happens again. Soon, you’re out of your yoga groove and struggling to get motivated again. Why resistance happens It’s part of human nature that we tend to self-sabotage and procrastinate. Psychologists find that this behavior is often learned in early childhood and continues into adulthood, unless you take […]
August 3, 2015

The Hidden Benefits of Yoga Asanas

Asanas are powerful in that they work on the entire physic-psycho-spiritual system by assisting in creating an extremely subtle body and mind, the basis of spiritual elevation.
July 3, 2014

20 Ways to Re-Use Your Old Yoga Mats

The possibilities for recycling your worn out yoga mat are limited only by your imagination – don’t throw it away, do something useful with it! 1) Donate to homeless shelters for extra padding to sleep on 2) Donate your old mat to an animal rescue centre such as RSPCA. Most of these places need soft, durable mats, rugs, towels, & blankets to line crates 3) Use it on the beach instead of a towel 4) Draught excluder – plug up draughty windows and doors to save energy and keep warm 5) Door stop – cut bits out and fold over to fit the gap under your door 6) Old mats can be used for pet’s beds too – they insulate from a cold hard floor and protect the floor from any straying paws 7) Make waterproof cushions for outdoor events: Easy to store, lightweight, washable, reusable, and comfortable. Cut the mat into […]
June 5, 2014

Discover Self – Improvement through Yoga

Yoga has been taught for thousands of years as a powerful tool for self-improvement allowing people to achieve inner peace, prosperity and happiness. Today many people come to yoga desiring to improve their physical well-being. Yoga Lessons offers many physical benefits, but the emotional and spiritual benefits are less well known. For regular yoga practitioners, the additional benefits are obvious and abundant and influence every aspect of the practitioner’s life. The first thing I usually hear from new students of yoga is that they quite simply feel better in every possible way, discovering their potential for self-improvement physically, mentally, emotionally as well as spiritually. The asanas, or yoga postures, when practised in a certain way, not only tone the muscles, increase flexibility and improve the posture through alignment, but they also have a profound impact on the endocrine glands, balancing the secretion of hormones and restoring psychic and emotional well-being. Great emotional […]