CategoryPhilosophy

6 Ways to Practice Yoga On Your Family

  Yoga is not just a physical practice, it is an 8 step programme to enlightenment. While we often think of yoga as something we do as an individual, it can help us in all aspects of our lives, including how to parent and how to deal with our own parents. Here are 6 ways that the yogic principles of yama and niyama can help.     Ahimsa – Non-violence Ahimsa is the first of...

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...

If you know Yoga, then you NEED to know Mysuru

On June 21, Indian yogis made international headlines when 54,101 of them practiced together on Mysuru’s Race Course to celebrate International Yoga Day for the third time. Whilst it didn’t quite make a world record, it has put Mysuru on the yoga map for more yogis than ever before. Where is Mysuru? Mysuru, otherwise known as Mysore until 2005, sits to the south of Karnataka, one of India’s...

8 Reasons Why Yoga Teachers NEED Retreats

Going on retreat might sound indulgent to some, but getting away and deeper into practice can work wonders for yoga teachers. Whilst it can be difficult to prise ourselves away from hard-won studio classes or a busy schedule that took time and dedication to build up, the self-investment a retreat represents can work hugely to our favour when we return. Here are 8 reasons why you should consider...

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...

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