15 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

Alberto González Güitrón | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living
Alberto González Güitrón

Did you know that according to a survey, 88% of the people who have done yoga think their happiness level increased at least a little bit? I agree; after trying this experience I felt really good, that's why I want to share these 15 reasons for more people to do so.

Yoga In A Pub? Rage Yogis Would Say ‘F**k Yeah!'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Alberta

Did we mention there's beer involved?

Not Everyone Who Practices Yoga Is Happy (And That's Okay)

Rachel Scott | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Living
Rachel Scott

I'm going to share a secret with you: most of your yoga teachers don't do yoga because they are naturally happy, benevolent, and grounded. They are teachers because they also need the practice.

Back Stretches You Can Do At Your Desk

Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Living

We've got your back

Sitting All Day Really Is Bad For Your Health

Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Living

It's not only back pain we're talking about.

The Things That Haunt Me Now That I Am Sober

Keeley Milne | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Keeley Milne

Guilt and regret are the ugly Hyde to the Jekyll of sobriety, even years in. With new awareness, we relive past experiences---or in many cases bemoan what might have been. Pain and sorrow previously numbed by a drug or drink of choice is glaringly present, and strikes unpredictably---in the midst of a family gathering; alone, late at night; smack in the middle of an important work presentation, or during a particularly deep yoga class.

How To Change Up Your Workout For Fall

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living

It's a good time to try something new!

Focus On Fitness, Not Fatness

Jessica Zapata | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Zapata

Have you ever noticed that people who are active or play sports always seem to be able to do more things -- they just appear to enjoy life more than their sedentary, unfit counterparts. They are able to move their body with more ease and generally have no problem carrying out normal activities of daily living.

Emma Paling

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

Dog-Friendly Yoga Helps Owners And Pets Hit Paws On Stress

Get Leashed Magazine | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Get Leashed Magazine

An emerging trend removes the separation between human and dog in a practice termed "doga," where dogs are welcome to engage in yoga with their two-legged companions. Let's have a look at some of the health benefits of attending doga sessions with your dog.

Try These Workouts To Put Both Your Body And Mind At Ease

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living

They're more simple than you'd think!

Yoga Tips Every Beginner Needs To Know

Melanie Nathan | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Melanie Nathan

Most people know about its benefits for flexibility, but yoga is so much more. It can build strength and sharpen the mind. It helps boost the immune system and lower stress. It even helps fight depression. There is so much yoga does for practitioners. If you are a beginner looking to see what yoga has to offer, follow these tips to get started right away.

We Have Forgotten How To Do The Most Natural Thing In The World

Silken Laumann | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

Once we begin to understand how important breath is to our well being, how we stop breathing when we are stressed, how we breathe fast when we are excited or scared, how we exhale longer when we become relaxed -- once we begin to notice, we can use our breath to influence our mental and physical states.

India Reclaims Its Creation With International Yoga Day

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

Whether faced with the level of cultural appropriation or cultural appreciation that yoga has seen, a bit of re-appropriation -- done in an inclusive manner -- never hurts. At the request of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution establishing International Yoga Day. The first celebration in 2015 saw yoga sessions happening all over the world.

Why It's Essential To Amplify Your Intuition

Gillian Mandich | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada
Gillian Mandich

Do you ever think about someone, and then a text pops up from them? Have you ever thought of a song and then heard it on the radio shortly after? Thes...

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.