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Yoga – Introduction

August 25th, 2011
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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
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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: