Yoga

Your Missing Health Link Is Recovery

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Being under-recovered is just as bad as being under-trained; being under-recovered leads to exhaustion, lethargy, muscle aches, trigger points, and stiffness, and left long enough it will lead to injury. Recovery allows the body to become stronger, leaner, and generally healthier; it puts that extra little energetic pep in one's step. It is not something "extra" you do when time allows.

Connecting With Nature Has Real Health Benefits

David Suzuki Foundation | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
David Suzuki Foundation

Microbes in the air and soils of natural environments can be unique. Microbial differences on the skin of those living in close proximity to more diverse vegetation may directly influence immune function throughout the body and may even influence mood.

When Living Your Yoga Means Sponsoring Refugees

Patti Lenard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Patti Lenard

Canada is the only country in the world that allows private citizens to unite to sponsor refugees, by taking on a commitment to welcome them and support them as they take refuge in the safe and tolerant country of which we are lucky to be a part.

Seekers, Shamans And The Call Of The Vine

Mara Raye Munro | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Travel
Mara Raye Munro

In this post-colonial era, we now look to the ancient wisdom cultures we once ignored, scorned and at worst, destroyed, for answers. The Western world is growing a seemingly unquenchable thirst for Buddhism and Yoga from the East and from the Americas, Shamanism and plant medicine.

3 Ways To Build Yoga Principles Into Your Work Life

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Yoga practice is as much about the mind, as it is about the body. The ritual of opening your practice with a dedication, moving through poses with intention and finally, finishing with gratitude is familiar to most who practice but here's we how could bring these concepts to the workplace.

How Dating Can Be A Spiritual Experience

Rachel Scott | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Rachel Scott

Whenever we meet someone, some deep part of our psyche perks up and says, "I don't know why, but this person that I just met is incredibly important and they could be the absolute key to my happiness and well-being for the rest of my life." The endorphins kick in, the toes start to tingle and pretty soon we've imagined the relationship, the marriage, the kids and the divorce before the second date.

8 Brilliant Things To Do Before You Go To Work In The Morning

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Take a moment to reflect on all the things you are grateful for. Getting a little perspective at the start of your day will improve your mood and remind you that you are a very lucky person with a wonderful life and more potential than you can shake a sharp stick at.

How To Balance Wellness And Family

Lisa Davidson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Davidson

I know that feeling of saying goodnight to your little one and just wanting to collapse on the couch... As parents we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we let our own health slide. That needs to change.

Top Trends For Yoga Wear This Season

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

With the chilly weather outside, this time of year layering options are really popular for yoga. Choose pieces that you can remove as you warm up once you're on the mat. Pairing a strappy bra with a tank and covering up with a long sleeve tee allows you to peel off the layers as you begin moving through your poses and start to sweat.

The Office Should Be A Haven For Health And Wellness

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Business
Charlotte Singmin

Workplace wellness programs are a growing trend rooted in necessity. Progressive companies are recognizing the importance of treating employees like human beings, moving away from the nose to the grindstone, work til you drop mentality, and instead supporting a healthy balance of work and personal endeavors.

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!

Working Out Has Made Me Better At Sitting Down

Safa Jinje | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living
Safa Jinje

Last year, during a busy period of work, I found myself unable to control my posture at my desk. I'd try to sit up straight with my feet firmly planted, shoulders back and tummy tucked, but my body wouldn't support me. As a healthy 28-year-old woman, I knew it wasn't OK to feel this way.

The Two Reasons Why People Start Practicing Yoga

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living

It's not just about the stretch.

Courage First, Talent Later: 10 Big Lessons Of 2015

Lacey Haynes | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living
Lacey Haynes

Learning a lesson isn't always a straightforward endeavour. I'm talking about the slow-burners -- the Groundhog Day lessons we encounter over and over that take years (or a lifetime) to fully get and integrate into the core of our being.

Try These Energy-Boosting Stretches At Your Desk

The Huffington Post Canada | Caroline Topperman | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living

Replace afternoon coffee with these stretches.

How Simon Whitfield Achieves 4 Hours Of Work In 60 Minutes

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Living

“Stillness: It’s an incredible way to transform"

5 Essential Resolutions For A Healthy 2016

Rachel Scott | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Rachel Scott

I love New Year's resolutions! All those pesky loose ends from 2015 can be collected and tied into a bow for the New Year. Here are five simple and transformational steps for making 2016 your healthiest year yet.

7 Yoga Moves To Get You Over A Hangover

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living

You can even do them in bed.

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.

Start Your Day With These 5 Simple Stretches

The Huffington Post Canada | Caroline Topperman | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Living

You'll ready to take on the day!

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.

Yoga Classes Cancelled At UOttawa Over 'Cultural Issues'

CBC | CBC News | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living

When Jen Scharf checked back in September, she said she was told the class wouldn't be happening because some students and volunteers were uncomfortable with the "cultural issues" involved.

Put Down Your Coffee And Do This Yoga Move Instead

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living

"Kickstart and energize your day before you even reach for your morning coffee."