CategoryHealth

Face Yoga: The Anti-Aging Workout For Your Face

Yoga practice has made its name the world over for its health and beauty benefits for mind and body. But what about your face? Hot yoga might drench your brow, and goat yoga might make you smile, but are we missing a trick by not paying our faces much attention during practice? Face Yoga has been making a name for itself as an alternative anti-aging beauty treatment for some time. It involves...

goodbye summer food, hello autumn food!

The Fall Equinox came and went, and now cooler temperatures and less sunlight are the reality. As we move into Autumn, these seven fruits and veggies will give your health a boost and keep colds at bay! Rutabaga Rutabaga is a type of root vegetable and a cross between a turnip and a cabbage. Some classify it as part of the ‘ugly root vegetables’ but you’d be surprised at its nutrient and...

Yoga: One size fits all.

Yoga teacher Maria Odugba is challenging stereotypes surrounding who can practise yoga. Described by the media as ‘plus-size’, Odugba is determined to embody her belief that yoga is for all body shapes and sizes. Her instagram account has 74.7k followers and counting, and is full of inspiring yoga selfies, workouts and posts describing her body-positive attitude. She advocates self-acceptance and...

Yoga Proven to Treat Depression

New research is bringing yoga one step closer to becoming a medically recommended treatment for depression. Findings show that yoga practice can help reduce symptoms of the condition, which is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States and worldwide, with around 16.1 million American adults alone experiencing at least one depressive episode in the last 12 months...

Yoga Literally Builds Up The Brain

New research indicates that yoga can increase the thickness of the cortex – the brain’s language and memory control centre. A recent study from Brazil has revealed evidence that regular yoga practice can help ‘train’ the brain. “In the same way as muscles, the brain develops through training”, says Elisa Kozasa of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paolo, Brazil, who authored the research...

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