Benefits of Yoga

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Yoga Is Healing Canada's Indigenous People, Inside And Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Paling | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living

"In native culture you look at the whole person, you don’t compartmentalize their mental health and physical health."

The Health Benefits Of Yoga

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living

It can improve your brain health!

How To Pick The Perfect Yoga Mat

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

having the right yoga mat will support your knees and body and make a world of difference in your practice. But there are so many yoga mats to choose from (and so many different types of yoga), I chose to speak with an expert to find out more about how to pick the perfect one.

How To Keep Relaxed In The Office With Yoga

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Sitting at a desk all day can do a lifetime's worth of damage to your body and posture. These yoga exercises can be done throughout your work day and are designed to directly combat the usual wear and tear of office life. Now let's get stretching!

5 Ways Yoga Will Improve Your Relationship

Rachel Scott | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Rachel Scott

Next time you hit a challenge, recreate your Savasana space by taking five deep breaths and clearing your mind. Reconnect to the calm beneath the storm. And then decide if him forgetting to get the groceries is really that big of a deal.

How Yoga Can Help You Keep Calm During The Holidays

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

With the holidays around the corner, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of stress and exhaustion. When this happens, I take a step back, breathe and hit the mat. For me, the holidays is about being present and spending time with loved ones and people in my community.

Yoga Is About More Than Flexibility

Kat de Ocampo | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living
Kat de Ocampo

The idea that yoga is solely about Cirque Du Soleil-esque postures (or asanas) perpetuates the idea that instructors only have to be flexible to do and teach yoga; and ultimately must encourage the same level of flexibility in their students. But, yoga is about more than flexibility.

Prostate Cancer Patients Can Reduce Suffering Through Yoga

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living

Yoga really is a mind body and soul experience.

Yoga Can Be Seriously Good For You -- Especially If You Have Arthritis

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Living

It has the double benefit of exercise, plus stress relief.

Yoga Can Help Kids With and Without Special Needs

Julie M Green | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Parents
Julie M Green

Think yoga is just for stressed-out adults? Think again. The benefits of yoga can be reaped by young children, and the practice is gaining popularity with the preschool set. Not just with typically developing kids, either.

How To Decide Between Yoga And Pilates

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living

While yoga and Pilates appear very similar, anyone who's taken both classes knows there is a difference. Lifestyle experts Gaiam say the biggest d...

4 Ways to Freshen up Your Sex Life This Spring

Carlen Costa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Just as our homes need some freshening, so do our sex lives. This time of year serves as a reminder to pause, and take a look at how you can positively contribute to not only the life around you, but to nurture the energy of the life within you.

How To Get Back Into Yoga After An Illness Or Break

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I have been practicing yoga since 2002 and love it. But there are times when life gets hectic and I am not able to be on the mat as often as I would like. The longest stretch I have been away from yoga is over a year. My mother had cancer and I was feeling overwhelmed.

Yoga For The Best Sex Ever!

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

There's always going to be "the next hottest trend" trying to sell you on how you can have the best mind blowing, knock your hipster-socks off kind of sex. You know, the good-good kind of get-down. Yet, what is the actual key to having a great sex life? Eating more kale? Practicing vaginal weightlifting? Cultivating perfectly pruned pubes?

Top Tips on What to Wear to Yoga

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

For men and woman you're looking for clothing that allows your body to move through poses without restricting your flow. Clothes that incorporate stretch and are cut close to the body are normally a good option. Good quality yoga apparel should have stretch recovery, meaning the material will bounce back and not bag out after use.

How To Use Yoga To Overcome Seasonal Sadness

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Living

Feeling down about the weather is more likely to make you curl up into a tiny ball rather than stretch out your arms and legs. Seasonal affective d...

A Guide To Starting Yoga In 2015

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Yoga is actually a meditation technique cleverly disguised as a physical practice. At the end of the day, yoga is really about calming your thoughts, gaining some perspective, and connecting to yourself. Although the physical practice of yoga can be very fruitful, the best benefit is what happens to your mind.

Yoga Program Helps Those Living With Depression, Bipolar Disorder

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - As a yoga devotee and founder of her own studio, Linda Malone is sharing her passion for the practice through a special program dedicated to...

Why Yoga For Kids Is Beneficial and Fun

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

I swear I am not that kind of mom -- really. But my kids practice yoga. They LOVE yoga, and are excited every Saturday or Sunday morning to accompany me to my spinning studio where they partake in a kids yoga class while I sweat it out with the other parents doing the same.

How Yoga Helps You Lose Weight

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

With the upsurge of yoga, people always ask me if yoga actually works for weight loss. We see the pictures of yoga bodies in attractive yoga clothing and start to wonder... If yoga actually works, how does it work?

Stress Kills. That's Why Real Men Do Yoga

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Men, I want to encourage you to do Yoga. I'm still not into a lot of it. You'll probably never see or hear me talk about the deep spiritual side. But I take my deep breaths, I reflect inward, I calm myself after a long day. I do the things that reduce stress. I also find that I take the breathing and reflection time along with me on my running and into the weight room.

10 Yoga Poses That Can Make Sex Way Better

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Living

A healthy life consists of many things, not least of which include exercise and a good sex life. So if you can combine the two into one practice, it s...

How Yoga Saved My Life

Lauren Messervey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a believer in the power of yoga, I would have laughed at you. I would have laughed long and loud before telling you to go back to the hippie colony from whence you came. Back then, yoga was nothing more than a trend to me, a trend that bred an army of vacant, granola-crunching women who were evolving into bizarre contortionist people. I wanted no part in it.

Am I Too Big For Yoga?

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

The feeling of inadequateness and shame was a rarity for me until on day when I entered the room for my yoga class and looked at the instructor and her gorgeous, toned and healthy body. The other women in the room looked similarly vibrant and beautiful. I glanced at my own reflection in the room's mirror and all I could see was my frizzy, frazzled self and the rolls of stomach hanging over my pants as I did the forward-fold position.

7 Yoga Facts From A Yogini

Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Living
Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra

The word Yoga means union. As an Indian Philosophy, Yoga is a discipline through which body and mind are brought together in union, in complete harmony. It offers a holistic approach to life: through body poses, breathing, self-control of senses, diet, meditation, selfless actions, devotion and knowledge, to name a few.