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Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine – Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and the Impact of Insight

For many women, the pain body awakens particularly at the time preceding the menstrual flow.  If you are able to watch and stay alert and present at that time and watch whatever you feel within, rather than be taken over by it, it affords an opportunity for the most powerful spiritual practice, and a rapid …

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Personalised BioMedical Yoga – The Endocannabinoid Effect

Last week we began an interesting discussion on The Neurophysiological Pharmacy That Already Exists Within Our Brains, and the amazing effect of the placebo.  Though fascinating, this week we wanted to introduce you to a system that was briefly mentioned as one of the systems of the pain response – specifically a cell signalling system …

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Celia Roberts

BIYOME Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship

The BioMedical Institute of Yoga and Meditation has spent the past six months developing and integrating new research into their courses, cultivating an online learning programme that is most comprehensive – one that nourishes and benefits the mind and body, a programme that you will cherish.  Such benefits become available to all students with astute effort and diligence.

Boost Serotonin

Personalised BioMedical Yoga – Natural ways to boost Serotonin

…there’s really not much question that some pharmaceutical pollution persists and does wind up in the water we drink. In 2008, the Associated Press published a series of investigative articles about pharmaceutical contamination in drinking water. The journalists uncovered test results that showed the water supplies for 24 major metropolitan areas had detectable levels of …

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Yoga as a Lifestyle Medicine – Yoga for developing gut instinct, understanding the gut brain axis and mental health

About a year ago, I attended the fabulous Lifestyle Medicine Conference titled Brain and Biome.  David Norris took some wonderful notes of the key note presentations at this conference and you will see some of his notes acknowledge below.  These notes expand upon the topic Yoga as a Lifestyle Medicine – Yoga for developing gut …

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Bumble Bee Breath Mudra

Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine – Benefiting from the Bumble Bee Breath

Breath in through your NOSE and then HUMMMMMMMM….. There is little to no doubt that breathing through your nose has a multiplicity of benefits.  In fact, studies have shown that nasal breathing leads to a 10 – 15% higher oxidation of the blood (source)!  At the same time, studies are now also showing that nasal …

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Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine – Yoga for Pregnancy: The Modifications we Might Make.

As teachers of yoga it is important to acknowledge and understand that modifications in practice may be necessary in many different phases of our students’ lives.  When we consider function over form, as it relates to an individual’s specific phase of life, we can begin to recognise and acknowledge that modifications are imperative to our …

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