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Yoga For Deep Sleep And Relaxation

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. “ - Thomas Dekker When I was younger my family used to joke that I could sleep through a fire alarm. Yet when I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, those blissful nights of sleep were traded in for nights spent sitting awake in bed.…
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My Favourite Yoga Quotes

With the holidays just around the corner (and a much welcome goodbye to 2016) I wanted to share with you some of my favourite yoga quotes! I hope these inspire your practice and wellness journey through the holidays and the new year! Enjoy these yoga quotes! "When you find peace within yourself, you become the…
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Should You Go On A Yoga Retreat?

I went on my first yoga retreat in the south of India. I stayed in a bright pink Ashram and after each night of sweltering heat and a broken ceiling fan, we were woken up at 4am to begin the morning ritual of chanting, chai, meditation, chai, yoga and…more chai. Despite the early wake up…
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Does Yoga Help Fibromyalgia Pain?

Chronic pain sufferers are starting to try yoga for fibromyalgia. But does yoga help fibromyalgia pain? Many people swear by yoga. Doctors are starting to recommend it to their patients living with fibro. But is yoga for fibromyalgia really all it’s cracked up to be? In this article, I’ve gathered personal stories and scientific studies about…
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Best Chronic Illness Blogs to Read and Follow

When I first started blogging I was so inspired by the amazing community of chronic illness blogs. People living with terrible illnesses were sharing their experiences, giving advice, and providing support for others. It’s opened up a world of support that you can’t get from your healthcare providers or friends and family who don’t understand…
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Adventures in Biphasic Sleep

Today I've decided to try something new! Instead of writing a post I've filmed in in Vlog format! Let me know what you think in the comments! Transcript: Hello, yogi’s. I thought I would try something a little bit different today. Instead of writing a blog post, I'm going to blog about it or make…
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Yoga for Digestion: Poses to Fuel Your Digestive Fire

Bloating. Gas. Pain. Constipation. Diarrhoea.  All these things can be embarrassing to talk about, but they are common digestive issues that affect many of us. This article on yoga for digestion aims to help you relieve some of these symptoms. These are all symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and digestive discomfort. If you’re suffering…
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Yoga and Lyme Disease: An Interview with Erin Bidlake

"Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Erin  is a fellow Canadian yogi who understands what it’s like to live with a chronic illness all too well. Before taking her first yoga class,…
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Why You Don’t Need to Clear Your Mind in Yoga Class

Have you been told you need to 'clear your mind' in yoga or meditation? Have you felt like that's asking the impossible? When you think about meditation, there’s a good chance you envision a monk sitting on top of a mountain.  Her mind free from thoughts or worries, and feeling at peace with the world.…
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Yoga for Lyme Disease

Yoga for lyme disease- is yoga helpful for people living with this illness? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged ticks.  The ticks must remain attached to the body for at least 36-48 hours to transmit the disease.   The ticks must remain attached to the body…
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