Yoga

Music and Yoga Therapy

Do you listen to music whilst practising yoga or teaching? Here are some fantastic benefits on why we choose to include music in our practice over the equally beautiful silent sound of life itself. Dopamine and Oxytocin Dopamine is an essential neurotransmitter that performs many functions throughout the nervous system and is associated with reward-motivated …

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Yoga & Meditation for Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Eating Disorders: Understanding the role of oxytocin in recovery.

At our recent 50hr Food and Mood Yoga Therapy & Meditation Teacher Training we learned about how to apply the yoga therapy model and meditation practices to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and eating disorders. This ABC Catalyst episode on “Investigating Body Dysmorphia” is very fascinating and unfortunately reveals that BDD is heavily on the rise …

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Cracking the Code of LOVE ~ The Brain in Love

Good Social & Emotional Relationships have the following benefits for your health: * reduce blood pressure and heart rate, likely due to the decrease of stress and sympathetic tone (Kamarck et al., 1990). * cardiovascular health (Uchino, 2006). * improved immune function and the presence of natural killer cells (Uchino, 2006). Natural killer cells are …

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Dream Yoga and The Science of Lucid Dreaming by Celia Roberts

(originally printed in Australian Yoga Journal) Explored in depth for centuries, lucid dreams, a kind of dream yoga, are a metaphysical phenomenon in which there is a present state awareness of dreaming. Not surprisingly, mindfulness practitioners experience more lucidity in sleep than non-practitioners; as they become more consciously attuned to their bodies state in their …

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Dandasana

Derived from the word danda = staff, and asana = pose. Thus, Dandasana means “Staff Pose”. How to perform Dandasana 1. Sit on the ground with your legs placed together, stretched out in front of you. If you feel that your body is leaning back, it may be due to the range of your hamstrings …

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What is EFT

You can listen to a great podcast with Dr Sue Johson, Founder of EFT here: Cracking the Code of Love One of the most important components that contribute to a happy and healthy life is the availability of loving and intimate relationships. Maintaining, healing, and deepening close relationships is a vital skill that is sure …

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Bakasana

Derived from the roots baka = crane, and asana = pose. Thus, Bakasana means “crane pose”. How to Perform Bakasana 1. Begin by standing in Tadasana. Then, squat downwards and keep your inner feet a few inches apart. If you are unable to place your heels on the ground, support them with a thickly folded …

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