Category Archives: yoga

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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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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