yoga and health

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Is Yoga Good For Back Pain?

General Yoga No Longer Recommended by NICE I learnt recently that NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) is no longer advising that doctors should recommend yoga to people with back pain. This is very disappointing for those of us in the yoga therapy world who frequently see students alleviate their back pain, through their […]

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Attending to the Messages of Pain: Part 3 – Pain of the Soul

In last week’s article, we looked at pain and the brain, and how we can calm and rebalance our thinking mind with our wisdom layer (vijyanamayakosha) and our intellect (buddhi). As discussed, yoga views the physical, mental and spiritual parts of being (panchamayakosha) as interwoven – they all affect each other. Having less stress and agitation within

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Yoga and Breath – Collaboration Not Domination

Awe and Wonder I’m writing on a Friday, as storm Eunice rages outside… We’re not so great at extreme weather in London, the streets are very quiet. Most people are sheltering in place as we are used to doing these days. Normally I don’t like wind, it makes me feel antsy and ungrounded. However, I

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You Love Yoga… So Why Aren’t You Doing it More Often?

Photo by Anna Shvets at Pexels Feel Good Every Day…. Perhaps you’re reading this article because you are interested in yoga. Maybe you’ve tried a few classes in-person or online and felt a tangible positive benefit. Yoga has an incredible balancing effect on us humans. Moving and breathing with mindful attention allows us to feel

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Yoga for Hay Fever

Yoga for hay fever and other health techniques to help relieve seasonal allergic rhinitis What is Hay Fever? Hay fever, or seasonal allergic rhinitis, is hugely irritating. Commonly known symptoms are familiar: frequent bouts of sneezing and itchy eyes, nose and throat. Less often mentioned are the symptoms of mild anxiety and tension, coupled with a

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