Article Tag - "Yoga"

Get to Know Your Pranas

Get to Know Your Pranas

So you may have heard the word Prana as a term used in yoga practices. But what exactly does it mean?

Prana as a whole means energy. It’s the energy that flows through all matter and allows the universe to function as it does. Within ourselves, wellness stems from a harmonious flow of prana while illness results from a block in prana flow. Practices such as yoga and meditation, or a combination of the two, allow us to gain control of our pranas.… Read more

Posted on July 21, 2016

Support Healing with Restorative Yoga

Support Healing with Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga provides healing for body and mind. It is the perfect practice to rejuvenate tired limbs and a great antidote to a busy lifestyle. It helps in the recovery from illness and is a great tool to deal with emotional difficulties, anxiety and depression.

By activating the parasympathetic nervous system, you take automatic control of the body. Allowing the regular nervous system to rest and the muscles to become more relaxed.… Read more

Posted on June 24, 2016

6 Steps to Starting a Self Practice

6 Steps to Starting a Self Practice

Self-practice is one of the best ways an aspiring yogi can come into tune with the body and the mind.

In fact, a self-practice with awareness can be the best teacher we ever have. In contrast to a drop in class, our self-practice offers us the opportunity to really observe our practice, in our body; noticing areas of tightness and weakness, and of strength and openness, in our asana; noticing poses where we feel ease and comfort, or where we feel we are working too hard, and in our mind; where it begins to wander, and where we can let go.… Read more

Posted on June 11, 2016

Yoga Vs Pilates – Which Is For You?

While yoga and Pilates appear very similar, anyone who’s taken both classes knows there is a difference. Here we explain the difference (and similarities) between the two practices with the hope of giving you a better understanding of of each practice, which should help you decide which you’d like to practice.

Brief Description

Pilates is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. It focuses on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine

Yoga is an ancient practice from northern India, known as path to both physical, as well as mental well being.… Read more

Posted on May 18, 2016

Core & Restore – Stress, Immunity & The ‘Second Brain’ In Your Gut

Core & Restore – Stress, Immunity & The ‘Second Brain’ In Your Gut

Scientists are now calling the network of neurons lining the gut the ‘second brain’, properly known as the enteric nervous system.

This ‘second brain’ in our bellies goes far beyond just processing the food we eat. As many as 100 million neurons embedded in the walls of our digestive tract manage the complex and messy business of breaking down food, absorbing nutrients and expelling waste, as well as the rhythmic muscle contractions that move everything down the line.  Read more

Posted on April 30, 2016

6 Ways Yoga Today Will Make You Better Tomorrow

6 Ways Yoga Today Will Make You Better Tomorrow

If you practice yoga, you understand you’re making the most of the body you’ve got. You rarely get ill, you’re more relaxed and have better focus. Generally you feel content in the knowledge your doing your best to maintain your well-being.

So how do you explain this to your friends or family, who never take time out and generally feel pretty negative about their body, heart and mind?

Here’s 6 ways yoga has enhanced my life and why I continue to develop my practice:

1.… Read more
Posted on April 26, 2016