Benefits of Yoga

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.

6 Yoga-Inspired Exercises To Help Reduce Pain In The Body

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 09.13.2012 | Canada Living

When you're in pain, the last thing you feel like doing is moving your body — but yoga and fitness therapy expert Jill Miller says that is, in fact,...

What Can Yoga Do For You? 7 Amazing Benefits Of The Practice

Random House Canada | Cassandra Sadek | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada Living

By Cassandra Sadek, Random House Canada There was a good chunk of time when I went to a yoga class twice a week at my local YMCA, and I loved it! N...

A Naturally Anxious Guy's Tips To Relaxation

Josh Bowman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Living
Josh Bowman

Life is stressful. You wake up late. Or you wake up with allergies or a headache. You make it out the door, only to get crushed in the subway, stuck in traffic, or nearly 'doored' on your bike. You get into work, and you are already behind. Sometimes it feels endless. As a naturally depressed and anxious person, here are some things I suggest you do to relax...

WATCH: Should We Say No To Public Displays Of Yoga?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.17.2012 | Canada Living

Hey yogis, get a class. The last thing anyone needs to see is couples committing acts of downward dog in public and getting all sweaty doing the su...

Yoga In Schools: New Brunswick Gym Class Stretches It Out

CBC | Posted 04.30.2012 | Canada Living

A former physical education teacher is helping to bring a successful project of teaching yoga to high school students to schools across New Brunswick....

How to Practice Yoga Safely

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Sometimes the hardest part of yoga is being OK with taking things a little slower and letting go of the ego, the voice in our heads that tells us we always need to be better, to go further.

The Benefits Of Yoga And Sticking Around For Savasana

The Huffington Post Canada | Martha Edwards | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

It's something that happens all of the time in yoga classes: as you roll out of your downward dogs and settle onto your back for your final posture --...

Why I Love Restorative Yoga: No Pain, All Gain

Amy Sky | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada
Amy Sky

I'm one of those people who goes to yoga class and keeps sneaking peeks at the clock to see how many minutes left until I can lie in corpse pose, and just breathe and relax. It's not that I don't enjoy other kinds of yoga, but it hurts! Enter restorative yoga.