milestones

Twenty-Four

So tomorrow is my twenty-fourth birthday. If I could use one word to reflect on the year that has passed between my twenty-third birthday and now, it would be strength. I have found a strength that helps me to get back up when I fall. I have found an inner strength to do what I… Continue reading Twenty-Four

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Opinion

Colour Me Calm: The Adult Colouring Book Craze

We all remember the joy that colouring books brought to us when we were small, our parents would give us a colouring book and some crayons and we would stay quiet for hours, focusing on staying in the lines, with our tongues sticking out and wrinkles on our forehead. Unfortunately, as we turn into adults we… Continue reading Colour Me Calm: The Adult Colouring Book Craze

Yoga Poses

Yoga Pose Of The Day: Cobra Pose

English Name: Cobra Pose Sanskrit Name: Bhujangasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits:  Cobra pose strengthens the spine, stretches the chest, lungs, shoulders and abdomen. It has the ability to stimulate abdominal organs and relieve stress and fatigue. It can soothe sciatica, can be therapeutic for asthmatics and some yoga texts claim that it can increase body heat,… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Cobra Pose

Yoga Poses

Yoga Pose Of The Day: Happy Baby Pose

English Name: Happy Baby Pose Sanskrit Name: Ananda Balasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Happy Baby Pose gently stretches the back, the spine and inner groin. It calms the brain and can relieve fatigue and stress. How to do it: Lie down on your back with your legs straight. Exhale deeply and bend your knees up… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Happy Baby Pose

Yoga Poses

Yoga Pose Of The Day: Corpse Pose

English Name: Corpse Pose Sanskrit Name: Savasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Savasana is a resting pose but has the ability to relax the body and the mind. It can help relieve stress and mild depression, it can help lower blood pressure, reduce headaches, fatigue and insomnia. How to do it: Savasana is a difficult pose… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Corpse Pose

Yoga Poses

Yoga Pose Of The Day: Downward-Facing Dog

English Name: Downward-Facing Dog Sanskrit Name: Adho Mukha Svanasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Downward-Facing dog has many benefits, it's a great pose to energize the body, calm the brain and relieve stress and mild depression. It can improve digestion, help prevent osteoporosis, stretch the shoulders, calves, hamstrings, arches and hands. It can also help relieve… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Downward-Facing Dog

Yoga Poses

Yoga Pose Of The Day: Child’s Pose

English Name: Child's Pose Sanskrit Name: Balasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Child's pose gently stretches the hips, thighs, and ankles. We don't usually breathe into the back of the torso, so this pose allows you to do just that. Child's pose calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue, it can also relieve back… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Child’s Pose

Yoga Poses

Yoga Pose Of The Day: Boat Pose

English Name: Boat Pose Sanskrit Name: Paripurna Navasana Yoga Level: 1 Benefits: Strengthens the abdomen, hip flexors and spine, stimulates the kidneys, thyroid and prostate glands and intenstines, helps relieve stress and improves digestion. How to do it: Start by sitting on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Place your hands… Continue reading Yoga Pose Of The Day: Boat Pose

Yoga Experience

A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Must Begin With A Single Step

'Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.' - Buddha I have heard many things when it comes to yoga and meditation and I have to admit it, I was definitely a sceptic. I refused to believe that sitting down and focusing on your breathing for ten minutes could release all of the toxins… Continue reading A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Must Begin With A Single Step