Category Archives: yoga

Working from home with chronic fatigue syndrome

How can I work when I can barely get out of bed? This was a question I asked myself many times when I was ill with chronic fatigue syndrome. I was struggling to make it through my first year of university, and for the first time, realizing my illness wasn't going away anytime soon, I…
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Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Illness and Mental Health

Chronic illness takes a toll on your mind and body. Your disease is in your physical body, but it still affects your emotional life. When you're diagnosed with a chronic illness, you are often aware of the symptoms brought on by the condition. That's why you sought out a diagnosis in the first place, right?…
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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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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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What is Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a gentle style of yoga meant to help the body rest and heal. I love practicing restorative yoga when I’m having a low energy day. Days when I’m feeling stressed, or when the brain fog is out in full force. On those days, I crash into restorative yoga classes melting into the…
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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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