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Yoga For Back Pain

It is estimated that approximately 75% of people have suffered from back pain at some point in their lives. There are many factors that contribute to back pain. Wear and tear on our joints over time is caused by lifting, … Continue reading

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Stress and its antidote – Yoga

We have an ancient nervous system. One that was designed for life in a simpler time. One that served us when we had to fight for our lives or run and hide. This ancient nervous system is not equipped to … Continue reading

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What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? A brief history and summary Many people think that yoga is just stretching. And it is true that the form of yoga that is commonly practiced in the west today has a strong focus on physical postures … Continue reading

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How to develop a Home Yoga Practice

Sometimes it’s just not possible to make it into a yoga studio for a class. The reasons may be due to finances or location or maybe simply fighting traffic to make it to class in time makes the whole experience stressful … Continue reading

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Yoga for Pregnancy

Prenatal yoga teachers and students, and many midwives and doctors say that prenatal yoga can ease the discomforts of pregnancy and give women time to bond with their babies as well as helping them prepare for labour and birth. At a time … Continue reading

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Gentle yoga for seniors

Gentle yoga provides seniors with safe, accessible, low-impact exercise. With aging seniors experience a reduction in flexibility, muscle tone and lung capacity. One of the more potentially dangerous problems that occurs is trouble with balancing, which can result in falls. Yoga tends to address these … Continue reading

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Yoga for Injury Rehabilitation

When we sustain an injury through an accident, wear and tear, through sport or even through our yoga practice, we look to methods and techniques that will promote healing as fast as possible. The care we receive from our doctors, physiotherapists … Continue reading

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Simple Yoga Breathing Technique for Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are common complaints in today’s busy and fast-paced society. As a yoga teacher, I’m often told by my students how relaxed they feel after the breathing techniques we do in yoga class, with students often taking the … Continue reading

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What to Expect at Your First Yoga Class

Yoga is a rewarding experience and offers countless physical and mental benefits. Attending your first yoga class at Douglas Yoga Centre could be a life changing experience for you. From increased strength and flexibility to stress relief and improved mindfulness, you … Continue reading

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Trouble Sleeping?

Sleeping Problems are the number one health complaint in the western world today. Many of us have trouble falling asleep, wake up during the night or experience restless sleep. A good night’s sleep is essential to health and well-being, and latest … Continue reading

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