Yoga Practice

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?

How I Started My Dream Business in One Week

Alana Hurov | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

I have often thought it would be cool to own a yoga studio and as I type this blog, I am actually sitting in my very own studio gulping down a protein shake. How did it happen? Well that's a good question because it happened in one just one week, (well sort of...).

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.

What Is Ayurveda, Anyway?

Meghan Pearson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

Back when I did my yoga teacher training with 889 Yoga in Toronto, I was really stoked to find out that Ayurveda was going to be a huge part of the program. Huh, you say? Pitta, Vata, Kapha? What language is that? Well, it's sanskrit, and the aforementioned names are the three types of doshas, or constitutions that comprise our energetic makeup.

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.

Yoga Breathing Technique From The Top Of Machu Picchu

Sarah Bolen | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Living
Sarah Bolen

Without a conscious focus on breath, a yoga practice will become strained and challenging. In yoga, breathing techniques are referred to as pranayama. Breath is life, and yet an active focus on the breath throughout everyday life is often ignored.

Motherhood and Yoga: What I've Learned on the Mat

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

Despite having practiced yoga for many years, I'm constantly surprised at the revelations I have on the mat -- both the smaller "a-ha!" moments to the greater "scream-it-from-the-rooftop!" realizations. Well, I had a revelation today.

Eight Ways to Make Your Yoga Practice Stick

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Many of us find it hard to take time out for yoga, even though the health benefits are proven. Try these tips, and make it easier to commit to a regular practice. Be good to yourself by consistently bringing a little yoga into your life!

Intimidated by Yoga? Here's How To Get Started

Sarah Bolen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Living
Sarah Bolen

With so many different styles of yoga being offered at studios, there is definitely a style that is right for you. Although yoga can be a great activity for all people of all body types it can be difficult and at times intimidating to get started. As with all things in life, if you are prepared you are more likely to enjoy yourself and be successful. Here is a list of steps you can take that will hopefully increase your chances of having a positive first time yoga experience!

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Trying out any new activity can be intimidating, especially one where advanced students are twisting their bodies into pretzel-like poses. Don't let fear of the unknown keep you from discovering yoga, and radically improving your health. Use these six tips to help demystify your first yoga experience and get yourself to class!

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...

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 --...