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Indian PM Leads 50,000 Yogis on International Yoga Day

The world’s third International Yoga Day is TODAY! This morning India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi led more than 50,000 yogis in an outdoor yoga practice in Lucknow. Inaugurated by Modi in 2014, International Yoga Day is celebrating its third birthday with yoga sessions being held in its honour worldwide, from Macchu Pichu to an Indian Navy submarine. Rain did not stand in the way...

The Best of Online Yoga

Who’s Who and What’s What at 5 of the Internet’s hottest studios Whilst it’s true that London – like many of the world’s capital cities – has more yoga studios than ever before, it can still be difficult to get to class. With long days in the office, kids’ after-school rotas, socialising and the need for sleep/Netflix all vying for our time, the pace of modern life can get in the way...

Yoga Mats From London Are Empowering Women Leaving India’s Sex Trade

London-based start-up, CorkYogis, is selling sustainable cork yoga mats to support women recently freed from Kolkata’s sex trade. Human trafficking is one of the world’s most serious problems, with an estimated 35 million people shackled to fates no one would choose. 14 million of these people are held captive in India. After visiting Kolkata, India’s trafficking capital, British Indian Laura...

Eat Your Way Out Of Depression

Have you or someone close to you ever felt an intense feeling of sadness? Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness lasting for days or weeks…the type that starts keeping you from your everyday activities? If so, this may be something more than sadness. It’s possible you could be someone with clinical depression… before you become alarmed, did you know this is a...

Yoga can heal wounds caused by abuse

A new report shows that girls traumatised by a history of abuse and trauma can be helped to improve their own lives through yoga. Rocsana Enriquez, 26 years old, had grown up with violence and sexual abuse.  She ran away from home frequently and became involved in street gangs as a teenager. While she was incarcerated in Central California she began to learn yoga through the Art of Yoga Project...

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