Category Archives: yoga

Yoga poses to do before bed for a better night’s sleep

When it's time to wind down after a long day, many of us struggle to quiet our minds and get into the relaxed state that is needed in order to fall asleep. The average day can be hectic and you deserve a night full of rest and recovery. There are many reasons why you should…
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The Gut, Stress, and Chronic Pain

We’ve all had butterflies or knots in our stomachs before an exam or a public speaking engagement. In both instances, stress or anxiety is causing that sensation in the stomach. Since chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are linked to stress, it’s no wonder people living with those conditions have a high likelihood of…
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Radical Empathy

Over the last month, I've participated and listened in on a number of conversations around racism, discrimination, and empathy in our communities at home and around the world. Many people with chronic illnesses are highly sensitive people, and I know for me it was hard to read the news some days, and hard to have…
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The best foods to eat before and after yoga class

What should you eat before yoga and after yoga class?  When you're going to be moving your body in new ways, it's important to eat in a way that won't make you feel sick during class and will help you recover after. Yoga and food – things to Remember Food can take around 3 hours…
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Not another silly pandemic meditation

It's the sequel you never asked for... A silly pandemic meditation – Part 2:  If you missed my first funny pandemic meditation, you can watch it here. I hope these videos give you a much needed chuckle! Here is the video transcript: Start today by allowing yourself to tune into your thoughts. That's all…
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4 Best Yoga Poses for Lyme Disease

If you have Lyme disease, practising yoga can help you ease some of your symptoms. Studies show that mindful meditation and yoga can significantly help to reduce pain as well as increase the ability to deal with uncomfortable sensations. However, like any form of exercise, if you have Lyme disease, it’s especially essential to practise…
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How (and why) to start a daily yoga practice

Twelve years ago, I never thought I’d be where I am today. I was tired ALL THE TIME. Despite the fatigue, I couldn’t sleep through the night. During the day, my brain felt like mush. I was at University, studying two subjects that I love (classics and psychology), but I couldn’t pay attention in class.…
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Amritapuri Ashram

I’m sitting on a balcony overlooking a sea of palm trees and a wide, winding canal at the amritapuri ashram. I’m second in a row of chairs outside the doctor’s office. There’s a middle-aged American lady on my left telling us she’s been feeling exhausted lately and wants to know what’s wrong. To my right…
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5 Calming Yoga Poses to Help You Fall Asleep

You don’t have to suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia to be concerned about the quality of your sleep. Many of us struggle to fall asleep on a fairly regular basis or suffer from disturbed sleep because of our hyperactive lifestyles. We’re constantly bombarded with information and exposed to digital screens through much of our…
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