Sitting is being considered the new smoking, your desk job is to blame

Your lower back is where the bones, joints, nerves, muscles and ligaments interconnect and work in sync with one another to provide support to your upper body. However, the important role that the lower back plays as the centre of this matrix leaves it more prone to pain and in more extreme cases, injuries. The rat race…

How yoga can help you become a happy person

Happiness like a ray of sunlight that can warm up your cold depressed day. A little yoga every day can help you find that happiness. Yes, it’s true! Yoga is known to keep you active and flexible but did you know that a few simple yoga poses can help you find happiness from within. Just…

Can yoga replace exercise to control diabetes? Not yet

Can people with diabetes replace physical activity with yoga to improve glycaemic (sugar) control and lower heart disease risk? A systematic review of eight international studies involving 842 patients between the ages of 30 and 78 years showed yoga brought short-term improvements in glycaemic control (fasting plasma glucose) but had inconclusive effects on longer-term endpoints, such as HbA1c…

5 Quick Yoga Ways to De-Stress in Traffic

Morning snarls, rush hour traffic, and the pollution can weigh the best of us down, even before reaching the work place, drawing from our productivity. The result is, we reach work half tired, irritated and ready to unleash our wrath on the slightest provocation. But what if there were ways to retain the loss of…

How to balance hormones with yoga

Whether you want to improve fitness, combat a health issue (e.g. asthma or insomnia) or tackle stress, then yoga has plenty of variations to suit your needs. Many women practice yoga to reduce the symptoms of female health issues such as endometriosis, PCOS and painful periods. One of the benefits of yoga is reported to be balancing of…

3 Yoga Asanas To Freshen Up Your Mind & Body In The Morning

Mornings are meant to be refreshing and prepare you for your whole day. You need to get up and get active, turn your brain on for the day’s toil and work. Exercise, meditation, running, all these things activate your body and mind in the morning and bolster creativity and grease up your muscles. People who…

5 Quick Yoga Ways to De-Stress in Traffic

Morning snarls, rush hour traffic, and the pollution can weigh the best of us down, even before reaching the work place, drawing from our productivity. The result is, we reach work half tired, irritated and ready to unleash our wrath on the slightest provocation. But what if there were ways to retain the loss of…

Five yoga strategies to stress less

After dealing with months of stress-inducing election drama, many of us are feeling understandably tense and anxious — myself included. That’s why I’m sharing five of my favorite yoga-based ways to tame tension and regain peace of mind. Because stress takes its toll both mentally and physically, yoga’s mind-body approach can be very effective at…