Different Yoga Bodies, Different Strengths – Know Your Limits

How many times have you stood in a yoga class and peeked at others comparing their posture to yours? Yoga might be non-competitive but it is human nature to compete. There is an inner drive to succeed, a determination to be the best. Yoga works on an individual basis, a single stretch could be gentle […]

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga – Ride the Wave?

If you thought that there could be no new twist to Yoga, you would be wrong. Paddle Board Yoga is making waves in the yoga community – quite literally. Annette Armstrong is the director of Downtown Yoga in Melbourne and witnessed yoga enthusiasts combine paddle boarding with yoga postures whilst in California. Stand Up Paddle […]

Yoga On-the-Go: 5 Awesome Phone Apps

If you are new to yoga, finding the right style can take time and effort. If you are limited with time, traipsing from one yoga class to another can be frustrating. Purchasing a variety of DVD’s for home practice can be costly as can paying for membership to a studio. Now there is a better […]

Acro Yoga as Couple’s Therapy?

Acroyoga may sound like some circus-style act but it is actually a style of yoga that is both therapeutic and dynamic in style and intertwines dance with acrobatics. Acroyoga is unlike any other form of yoga in that it enables those who practice to build trust with others and to follow set flows so that […]

Calling All Athletes: Yoga Can Help…A LOT!

Athletes the world over have started waking up to the fact that yoga can offer a little extra something to help boost their winning potential. Former World Record Holder swimmer Mark Henderson discovered the benefits of yoga as did Olympic cyclist Evelyn Stevens and Rebecca Soni, who was a silver medallist in the 2008 games. […]

Is Yoga Safe During Pregnancy?

For those who are looking for a way to increase their overall health and fitness while protecting their unborn baby, prenatal yoga may provide the perfect solution. Starting up an exercise program can be intimidating at any time but more so for those who are pregnant as safety is always a concern. Prenatal yoga takes […]

Yoga vs Qigong – Who Wins?

In the battle between Yoga and Qigong, it may be a surprise to learn that they actually have many similarities, not simply because their foundations are both steeped in history. Yoga comes from an Indian

Do Real Yogis Practice at Home?

“This yoga should be practiced with firm determination and perseverance,without any mental reservation or doubts” -Bhagavad Gita Yoga must become a way of life if its true benefits are to be experienced. This means regular practice at home as well as in the studio, utilising a variety of postures designed to promote flexibility and inner […]

Facebook Status Updates While in Down Dog… Really?

Yoga has always had a far-reaching capacity but now its popularity looks to gain new levels as Facebook has created an actual game called ‘Yoga Retreat’. You may be wondering how you can manage to add creative Facebook status updates whilst enjoying Downward Facing Dog posture, but this is not the crux of the game.

Is Yoga the Cure for Teenage Angst?

Yoga is known for its calming effect but now research has officially proven that yoga is the perfect cure for teenage angst. The study lasted for ten weeks overall and all of the students underwent a number of tests to determine anxiety, resilience, mood problems and anger issues before the study commenced. The students were […]