Yoga

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."

Watch: 3 Back-Saving Yoga Moves For Beginners

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living

And they can all be done in your office chair.

This Yoga Girl Is a Powerhouse for Global Good

Sara Graham | Posted 10.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sara Graham

What do a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and yoga have in common? That link would be Rachel Brathen, aka Yoga Girl. Her project, oneOeight.tv...

The Truth About Coconut Water's Health Benefits

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

You have likely seen coconut water sold in fitness centers and yoga studios where it is heavily advertised as a natural rehydration beverage. This is because the companies that produce commercially available coconut water claim it contains significantly more electrolytes than sports drinks. However, you might be unaware that many of the companies that produce coconut water have exaggerated the health benefits.

The Reversal of Fortune Survival Guide

Jen Lawrence | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

Recently, a friend asked me if I could help a neighbor whose life had fallen apart. I have the bittersweet reputation of being someone who's lived through some soul-shattering events and has managed to stay vertical, so she thought I might be able to offer some comfort and advice.

Bunny Yoga Is A Thing, Because Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia

It's exactly what it sounds like.

Eid Reminds Us to Reflect and Reconnect

Meghan Rose MacIver | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Rose MacIver

It's the end of the holy month of Ramadan here in Turkey and as a western yoga teacher living in Istanbul, I'm usually just happy to watch locals celebrate the holiday of Eid around me. But something gave way this year, and I had an opportunity to reflect on my old experiences.

I Don't Have to Lose Weight to Be a Yogi

Valerie Sagun | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Living
Valerie Sagun

Yoga has taught me to own up to myself and who I am now. Not who I was or who I could be. I never shamed my body or hated it, but I'm glad to be at a happy relationship with it. I look at my big chubby body and am happy and content with it. I feel it is important to see bigger bodied people out there. When I first started yoga, it was very rare and uncommon to see bigger yogis practicing yoga. Now I am so ecstatic that there so many people who are trying yoga for themselves.