Recent Posts by Kayla Kurin

The Power of Mediation For Anxiety and Depression

In high school, I got into mindfulness meditation. My mom, who was an avid meditator, introduced me to a guided mindfulness meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Kabat-Zinn is one of the founders of the mindfulness meditation movement. He runs the stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts. Listening to the guided mindfulness meditation helped me…
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What is Yoga Nidra?

This article was originally posted on relaxlikeaboss.com Yoga nidra is a deep yoga relaxation technique for sleep. It progressively moves the mind through deeper levels of sleep, so that as you drift off into a slumber, your mind becomes less and less preoccupied by worrying thoughts. This quietens the mind’s brain waves. It’s kind of…
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Yoga and Bedtime Routines: A Recipe for Healthy Sleep

As the evening winds down, are you ready for bed? For many people, going to bed can be a frustrating experience. Physical discomfort and mental stress can make sleep difficult. Those that fall easily to sleep may struggle to wake in the morning. However, getting more than seven hours of sleep per night is central…
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Yoga According to Albus Dumbledore and More

If you want to become a heroine like the characters in your favourite stories without jeopardising your health, join us for a day of yoga, tea, and self-development at the Rebel Heroine retreat on August 4, 2018.  I always loved reading as a child. I think I spent more time reading books than talking to people -…
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Your Brain on Yoga: How Yoga and Meditation Boost Your Mental Wellbeing

We know that yoga and meditation can help you relieve stress and let you relax more. However, the experts are still trying to figure out exactly how these things work. Just like the brain itself, the health effects that yoga and meditation have on your body are still a bit of a mystery. However, there have been…
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Yoga, Anger, And Activism

This has been a tough post for me to write. It took a couple of weeks for me to get it on paper (or screen), and these are thoughts and feelings I’ve been grappling with for the last couple years. The reflections on here have inspired some of the work that I’m doing to support…
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Wellness Bundle Giveaway!

Are you ready to spring clean your healthy habits in 2018?  I’ve teamed up with five other chronic illness writers to giveaway away some post-holiday goodies! All the authors are passionate about helping you live your best life with a chronic illness. Since we know having a chronic illness can often impact your ability to…
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How Yoga Builds Resilience

We’ve heard about the health benefits of yoga with regard to physical fitness, relaxation, and focus. Yoga can have both a meditative quality and it can also serve as a way to stay in shape. It depends on what you’re looking to gain from your practice. In addition to the physical benefits of yoga, it…
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How to Plan a Vacation When Living With A Chronic Illness

The holidays are over; the snow is ever-present, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with a cup of tea and start dreaming of warmer places. I’m enjoying the snow in Canada right now but I know I’m looking forward to heading back to Spain in the spring for some sunshine and beach yoga. However,…
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The Best Books on Chronic Pain

One thing that helped me recover from chronic illness was finding different perspectives on health, medicine, and healing that I wasn’t getting from my doctors. Before getting ill, my knowledge of healthy living consisted of: live your life how you want, and if unexplainable symptoms emerge, you go to the doctor for a pill. So,…
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