Several online sites have proclaimed that for the year 2008 “Scuba is the New Yoga.” Scuba is being touted as the new way to relax and relieve stress—much as yoga does. Why not practice yoga while scuba diving? Or practice yoga for the benefit of scuba diving? Yoga and scuba diving share many common concerns, […]
Yoga for Relief of Arthritis
The term “arthritis” is a general term for a group of over 100 diseases, all sharing a common trait: inflammation of the joints. People suffering from arthritis experience stiffening of the joints and less flexibility. Practicing yoga can help arthritis sufferers in a variety of ways. Yoga Improves Range of Motion One cause of much […]
Yoga for a Healthy Back
Eighty percent of injuries treated by massage therapists, chiropractors and physio-therapists are back-related. The back is an important part of the core. It integrates muscles that stabilize the body throughout any movement, recovery of balance and posture. It is also a group of muscles that can force us into immobility when an injury occurs. A […]
Health Benefits of Yoga
Any exercise program, including yoga, will enhance your current level of physical health. Yoga is a whole body and mind approach to wellness and as such offers a multitude of benefits. Before you begin any exercise program, you should discuss your physical goals with your health care professional. If you have unique health care issues, […]
What Kind Of Yoga Is Right For You?
Yoga is like ice cream; there are many flavours and they all look good. The only way to truly decide which style of yoga works with your own unique characteristics is to try a few different kinds and choose the one that gives you the really good feeling; it puts you in that yum-I-love-this zone. […]
Making a Place for You: Creating a Space for Yoga at Home
Enjoying the comfort and security of practising yoga in a studio, under the gentle tutelage of an instructor, can become a refuge which some of us find it challenging to leave behind. Going to the studio is like walking into a sanctuary and not having to worry that its walls will be breached. This security […]
Yoga Clothing – What Should I Wear?
Practising yoga brings harmony between your body and mind. Preparation of your body before starting a class should maximize your opportunity for positive results. In order to do this, you want to have clothing that feels comfortable and allows you move without thinking about what you are wearing. Form-fitting clothes are best for yoga. While […]
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