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Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine – The Science of Stretching for Flexibility

Do you believe that when you stretch for flexibility, stretching harder, even longer, you will increase your range? It is a commonly held belief that this may assist you in becoming more flexible, but is it true? The main reason that people begin a yoga practice is for flexibility, but if we train in a …

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Self Compassion vs Self Esteem

In this time of uncertainty we thought it would be nice to stay in contact and offer a little online yoga. We have recently had some great feedback that our online classes are helpful, and as such we would love to share them with you! So we offer you below a complimentary class to support …

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The Future of Kindness and Compassion

The meditator tries to extend this same kindness to all beings, like a shining sun that illuminates without distinction everything in its path. Matthieu Ricard While it seems that the science of compassion is a newly evolving field of research and understanding, the premises are as ancient as the practices we now see being promoted …

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The A-Z of Poses: Asana Guide to Ardha Chandrasana

Derived from the roots Ardha = half, Chandra = moon, Ardha Chandrasana is known as the half-moon pose. How to perform Ardha Chandrasana  https://youtu.be/OZ8xOP0PfpI Stand in the pose of Tadasana and then perform Utthita Trikonasana. After moving to the position of Trikonasana on the right side, during a gentle and long exhalation, keep your right palm …

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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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