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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.

How To Decide Between Yoga And Pilates

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living

While yoga and Pilates appear very similar, anyone who's taken both classes knows there is a difference. Lifestyle experts Gaiam say the biggest d...

Forget Downward Dog, This Yoga Class Is All About The Cats

The Huffington Post | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living

If you've ever practiced yoga at home with a pet, you probably already know how impossible it is to concentrate with all that cuteness constantly comi...

Vancouver Loves Yoga So Much, It's Shutting Down A Bridge

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Namaste, drivers, namaste.

Sticky Situation: Yoga Etiquette, Farts and More

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Here are nine yoga etiquette guidelines that will enable us to reach the full physical and spiritual benefits of yoga to achieve a relaxed body and mind.

Here's What It Looks Like To Try Yoga For The First Time

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living

Plenty of experts will tell you it takes 21 days to form a new habit — but when it comes to yoga, it's actually more of a lifelong commitment. I...

4 Ways to Freshen up Your Sex Life This Spring

Carlen Costa | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

Just as our homes need some freshening, so do our sex lives. This time of year serves as a reminder to pause, and take a look at how you can positively contribute to not only the life around you, but to nurture the energy of the life within you.

After a Year of Being Sober, I've Learned to Slow Down

Keeley Milne | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
Keeley Milne

I celebrated a year of sobriety in February. That first year is selfish in many ways--and necessarily so. After all, without sobriety, I am no good to anyone--to my child, my family, even strangers. In fact, I'm the flat out opposite of good, without sobriety. But now, almost 14 months in, there is space in my life to help others.

How To Get Back Into Yoga After An Illness Or Break

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I have been practicing yoga since 2002 and love it. But there are times when life gets hectic and I am not able to be on the mat as often as I would like. The longest stretch I have been away from yoga is over a year. My mother had cancer and I was feeling overwhelmed.

Top Tips on What to Wear to Yoga

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

For men and woman you're looking for clothing that allows your body to move through poses without restricting your flow. Clothes that incorporate stretch and are cut close to the body are normally a good option. Good quality yoga apparel should have stretch recovery, meaning the material will bounce back and not bag out after use.

Let's Stop the All or Nothing and Enjoy the In-Between

Keeley Milne | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Living
Keeley Milne

If I'm truly listening to my body, I think quite often it is telling me to lay the hell off. To enjoy the moments in the sun as much as the run itself. To remember that my yoga practice is about what feels good for my body, right now.

How to Stay Positive in Winter

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

It's February and Canadians are feeling the cold. But what if instead of complaining about the cold or contributing to the general hate on for winter we kept our complaints to ourselves and focused on all the other stuff, the good stuff, on everything we have to be grateful for?

These Are All The Ways Meditation Could Improve Your Life

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Although most forms of meditation are rooted in religious and spiritual traditions, millions now practice purely for the enhancement of their health and well-being. This latest investigation found that loss of brain volume due to aging is less significant in habitual meditators compared to their non-meditating counterparts.

How To Use Yoga To Overcome Seasonal Sadness

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Living

Feeling down about the weather is more likely to make you curl up into a tiny ball rather than stretch out your arms and legs. Seasonal affective d...

A Guide To Starting Yoga In 2015

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Yoga is actually a meditation technique cleverly disguised as a physical practice. At the end of the day, yoga is really about calming your thoughts, gaining some perspective, and connecting to yourself. Although the physical practice of yoga can be very fruitful, the best benefit is what happens to your mind.

Yoga Program Helps Those Living With Depression, Bipolar Disorder

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - As a yoga devotee and founder of her own studio, Linda Malone is sharing her passion for the practice through a special program dedicated to...

Helping Our Oceans Gave Me Hope, The Best Birthday Present Of All

Eoin Finn | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Impact
Eoin Finn

Planting coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea for my birthday made my heart felt lighter, life didn't feel so hopeless anymore. I realized humans aren't a horrible heartless species, but hugely resourceful and cooperative when given a chance.

You Can Have a Healthy Vacation and Have Fun at the Same Time

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathleen Trotter

Too many times people return from vacation having had a great time, but also being down on themselves due to letting unhealthy habits dominate. People tend to overeat, drink more, and skip their work outs. It sucks to get away only to return feeling worse physically and emotionally than when you left! My friend Em and I are living proof that you can go on a vacation that is both healthy AND fun!

WATCH: 'Angry Yoga' Shows The Practice Isn't Always Calming

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada TV

Yoga is supposed to be soothing; you breathe in the good thoughts and push out the bad ones. But what if you don't have any good thoughts? What if...

Songs Yoga Teachers Listen To When They Practice

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Living

If you're a devotee of yoga, you're probably well familiar with the soothing sounds that tend to emanate from unseen speakers during a class. But sinc...

From One Extreme to Another: It's Time to Stop This Workout Madness!

Jessica Zapata | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jessica Zapata

There's a big push right now for women to lift weights and to lift heavy. As a trainer I get it. I want to be strong. I want my clients to be strong. But there comes a time, when for the average person, enough is enough. We have once again taken it too far.

5 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

Remember how great you feel after Monday night yoga class? Well imagine feeling that way for an entire week! At a yoga retreat you will eat well (often vegan/vegetarian/raw, and always healthy!), get plenty of time to rest, and have the opportunity to practice yoga at least once a day.

This Lawyer-Turned-Yogi Knows The Meaning Of Stress (And How To Reduce It)

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Living

What do you do if you have the body and mind of a yogi, but are trapped in the career of a corporate lawyer? If you're Laura Baron, you turn all t...

Why Yoga For Kids Is Beneficial and Fun

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

I swear I am not that kind of mom -- really. But my kids practice yoga. They LOVE yoga, and are excited every Saturday or Sunday morning to accompany me to my spinning studio where they partake in a kids yoga class while I sweat it out with the other parents doing the same.