Body Image, Mental Health and Yoga
In the practice of yoga the external and internal meet. The physical body moves through a series of a postures, during which yogis attempt to clear the mind of thoughts and distractions engaging with the meditative side of practice. This meeting of internal and external means that yoga can have incredible effects on for your mental wellbeing and body image.
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Why Flexibility Doesn’t Matter in Yoga
“I’m not flexible enough to do yoga”
I love sharing and trying new things. So, when I discovered yoga, I wanted to share it with my friends. Yet, when I ask them to join me for yoga, I always get the same response I am not flexible!
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“In nature, nothing exists alone.”
— Rachel Carson, 1962
Happy 49th Earth Day! I think we can all agree the Earth is worth celebrating- its gives us the air we breathe, the water we drink and the energy to live our best lives. But unfortunately Earth Day is not just a celebration of the joys of Mother Nature, it is a call for awareness and action.
Celebrated every year on Aprill 22, Earth Day is now observed in 192 countries, and coordinated by the non-profit Earth Day Network. According to the founder Dennis Hayes Earth Day is now “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year.”
Earth day has achieved some pretty cool things: For the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in 2010, the network behind the celebration launched a campaign to plant one billion trees, a target that was achieved in 2012! This year though it is all about protecting our species.
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New to yoga? Here’s everything you need to know
Are you ready for your first yoga class? Feeling a bit nervous and excited at the same time? I promise you, it is normal to feel like this! We all have been there, its a little bit like the first day at school. I don’t know about you, but I always have loads of questions; where is the changing room, what class should I do, who will be my teacher??? It can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. Let me take you around the Sadhana studio and hopefully answer all your questions.
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Sadhana: A Place for Space
Space is a term with lots of different meanings and uses. We exist in space, be it our place within the vast cosmology of the universe, or the office building, or tube carriage, in which you are reading this blog entry. We also speak of space as something to be created. On a day-to-day basis we create space in our schedules, and choose the spaces in which we live and breathe. Space is clearly something constant and very important to our existence, but how can we harness its powerful potential for positive effect?
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