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Yin and Restorative Yoga: How to get a healthy mind and body

Yin and restorative yoga can benefit both your mental and physical health. Discover why these therapeutic types of yoga are so good for your mind, body and soul.  I found this article on the Canadian Living website by Anna Cipollone and thought you might enjoy it.http://www.canadianliving.com/health/mind_and_spirit/yin_and_restorative_yoga_how_to_get_a_healthy_mind_and_body.php In the words of Paul Simon, "Slow down, you move too fast" – fitting advice considering more and more of us are working long hours and overtaxing our bodies by not getting enough downtime. While making the moment last may seem like an elusive task, both restorative and yin yoga classes offer a space for students to...

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Holiday Bliss through Restorative Yoga - 5 Poses for Less Stress

It's that time of year where you seem to be stretched in all the wrong ways. Don't loose your holiday cheer... instead try these restorative yoga postures to help you find a calm sense of yourself that you can share with friends and family! By tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system you can release all of the hormones that help you destress. And let’s face it, we’re stressed, and with the holidays coming up, it’s the perfect time to calm your mind and body with restorative yoga. Remember - if you can decrease your stress levels your cortisol levels drop...

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A Home Yoga Practice

You don’t need a dedicated space. You don’t need incense or candles. You don’t need sitar music or a chanting soundtrack. You don’t even need a yoga mat. All you need is a little knowledge and the initiative to make a home yoga practice that works for you. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for 7, so I have a lot of poses to draw from, but as I say in my classes, “You could choose to do Child’s Pose for 30 minutes and you’d still be practicing yoga.” Make TimeIf you can’t commit to an hour...

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final resting pose - corpse pose for bedtime

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? If you wake up with a sore back, neck, or shoulders or with pins & needles in your hands or feet, maybe you should re-consider your preferred sleeping position. It's well known that the best position for most of us to sleep in is on our backs. But have you thought about the position of the rest of your body? If you sleep with your knees bent or with your arms above your head, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Consider the importance of extending your limbs during...

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