Posts Tagged ‘yoga’

Yoga – Introduction

August 25th, 2011
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Tree Pose

Yoga, originating around 3000BC in India, is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which aims to achieve harmony in body, mind and spirit. The word “Yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj”, which means to join, to unite, or to attach.
Yoga is well-known for its therapeutic properties and a myriad of positive effects such as:

Improving physical and mental health
Increasing vitality and energy
Improving stamina, strength, flexibility and balance
Strengthening the immune system
Reducing stress, tension and pain
Improving blood circulation
Improving posture
Boosting self-confidence and self-awareness
Delaying the ageing process
Creating inner peace and harmony
Helps in


Get a strong and healthy back through exercise

October 12th, 2011
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Chronic back pain is a common problem affecting around 80% of the world’s population at some point in life. That is four out of every five people! There is a high chance that you have suffered previously, are suffering currently or will be suffering from back pain in the future. Anyone who has suffered from back pain knows how limiting this can be when trying to get on with your daily activities.
A major cause of this back pain “epidemic” is our sedentary lifestyle. We


3 Great Exercises That Your Back Will Thank You For

October 20th, 2011
Cat Balance

Does your back feel tense some time? – If so, then try the following 3 back exercises. They are great for mobilising and strengthening your spine. You can do them daily. It only takes a few minutes out of your day but will make a huge difference.
Cat Pose
The Cat Pose is a great exercise for limbering the spine. It feels fantastic after you have been sitting for long periods of time.
How to do it:

Begin with limbering your wrists – rotating your hands around your wrists.


Yoga Pose Step by Step Introduction: Downward Facing Dog

November 5th, 2011

Downward Facing Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana is one of the most easily recognised yoga poses and is great for stretching and strengthening the whole body by placing emphasis on strengthening the wrists, arms and shoulders as well as stretching the whole back of the body including the back of the legs (hamstrings), calves and ankles. It improves digestion, respiration and circulation. This pose also oxygenates the blood and therefore revitalises body and mind, and is fantastic for building endurance and stamina.
How to do it:


Yoga Pose Step by Step Introduction: Tree Pose

November 28th, 2011

The Tree Pose is one of my favourite balancing yoga poses. It is great for strengthening the muscles in the legs, the knees as well as the ankles and the spine. This exercise is a fantastic hip opening exercise which stretches the groin and inner thigh area. What I love about this pose is that it improves balance as well as increases focus, memory and concentration. The Tree Pose can be a bit challenging to start with, but once you master it, you will love