Category: Health & Wellness

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Detoxing: The Intelligent Approach

By Anthea Grimason Recognizing the fact that we’re all unique in terms of our body types, stages of life, issues going on with our health, climates we live in and foods we eat daily – it makes sense then to approach detoxing in a way that takes these factors into consideration. Just because one method of detoxing may work for...

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The Voice of a Yoga Teacher: how to make your voice your best teaching tool

By Miriam Bauer – Basics – Yoga teachers can use many different tools to lead their students through a class, such as visual demonstrations and hands-on adjustments. Arguably, most important tool is verbal cues. During more than two thirds of a yoga class, students listen to their teacher’s voice. Every voice is different and you cannot make everyone love your...

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Sacroiliac Support

By Doug Keller Gentle adjustments and a targeted yoga routine can relieve pain in your SI joints and low back Do you experience stinging pain at the back of your pelvis on one side when you bend, twist, or stand up after a long period of sitting? This is a likely indicator of sacroiliac instability. As human beings, our unique...

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Beneath the surface

By Doug Keller Yes a toned core is great for the bikini season, but when you learn to access the deepest muscles, you will get benefits that are more than just skin deep. It’s almost summer- and chances are good that people all over America want to tone up their tummies, and they’re adding crunches to their routines to do...

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Gotta Love Them Juices!

by Kat A lot of Yoga practitioners are looking for a detox program to clean and lighten the body and to improve flexibility. I thought I would share what I have found to work best for me. Juice days for me are really special. And it’s not only because of cleansing the body, and feeling light and flexible. After a few...

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The Great Grain Debate

By Anthea Grimason Whether to eat grains or not really depends on the type of grain we’re talking about, your body type and any current health issues. There is so much variety but unfortunately the more readily available and processed grains like white bread, pasta and rice are totally devoid of nutrition. Even whole wheat bread in the supermarket is...

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When Yoga makes you angry!

by Melanie Cooper A new student recently said she had been told that if a yoga teacher knows what they are doing and teaches the class properly then the students should leave feeling energised and good. Did I agree? Well, I thought, I guess that does often happen – but not all the time. Students can leave anasanapractice feeling angry,...

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The Soy Saga

By Anthea Grimason Once known as the ultimate health food for vegetarians and vegans – the ideal replacement for meat and dairy, these days soy is often referred to as dangerous or even evil. So what on earth happened and is it even safe to eat it? It’s not hard to see why there are health issues around eating soy...

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Turmeric Power

By Anthea Grimason This golden wonder spice came into my radar during recent stints in Bali when I became rather fond of a local drink called jamu, made with fresh turmeric, ginger, tamarind and honey. Lately much has also been researched and written about the wonders of this intensely bright, pungent super food. Now known to effectively fight inflammation in...

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