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What is Yin Yoga?

I discovered Yin yoga during a hot yoga challenge I did in University. I had signed up with a friend after completing a therapeutic yoga course, but I was not ready for the aerobics type classes offered at the studio. I'd spend at least half the class in a savasana, and grew tired of teachers…
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What does a Yogi look like?

We have a problem in the yoga community. We say that yoga is for every body. But we don’t show it. In my yoga training, we took a few hours to look through yoga magazines, seeing all the thin, white, beautiful, able bodied women on every yoga magazine cover. But now it isn’t just magazines.…
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4 Amazing Ways Yoga Can Help You Sleep

When I was 6 years old, I managed to sleep through the fire alarm. While my siblings awoke in a panic and my parents rushed to get us out of the house, they had to carry me, sleeping, down the stairs and outside. After the firefighters came and told us there was no danger, my…
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The Gupta Programme: A Review

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.  I heard about the Gupta program a few years ago. I was intrigued by…
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Gentle Strength Training Exercises

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on how I built strength when living with a chronic illness. I talked about building both physical strength and emotional strength, or resilience. I think both were very important in my recovery, and I truly believe that yoga can help build both kinds of strength. In…
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How to stay motivated when you’re not seeing any results

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die Getting healthy is not a linear path. With a chronic illness, there are good days and bad days. Recovery happens when…
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Yoga for Endometriosis: How to Reduce Pain & Balance Hormones

Endometriosis, and other disorders like it, are becoming increasingly common. With up to 10 percent of women worldwide now thought to be suffering and very little in terms of successful treatment available, it's easy for those with the condition to feel backed into a corner. However, like other chronic illness sufferers, many have found significant…
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The Whole Health Life Book Review

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. I only review products that I absolutely love! The Whole Health Life book is fantastic…
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Never Bet Against Occam: A Book Review

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. I only post about products that I absolutely love and think will help this…
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