Category Archives: yoga

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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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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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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Can Yoga and Mindfulness Help Manage Chronic Pain?

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." -- Buddha   When you’re living with chronic pain, sometime’s it’s difficult to focus on the present moment. Yoga can work as a wonderful tool to help you accept each moment as it is. When we…
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Yoga for Depression (are you feeling SAD?)

“the severe pain and the great trials we go through teach us the real essence of great joy” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah When Winter comes and bathes the world in its icy grasp, it’s important to remember that Spring is always just around the corner. Until it comes, there are many ways to lift your…
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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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