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What is the Vagus Nerve?

What is the Vagus Nerve?

If mention of the Vagus Nerve leaves you feeling a little nervous, never fear! While it is a complex topic, gaining some understanding of it is highly recommended. Why? Because, as your understanding of the vagus nerve increases, so too will your conviction in the potential benefits of Yoga therapy. So, here are some basic facts about this amazing piece of human wiring!

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What is Pain?

What is Pain?

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary makes it sound simple by defining pain as: the feelings that you have in your body when you have been hurt or when you are ill/sick.  However, according to Pain Australia, “pain is the most common reason that people seek...

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Immunity & Yoga Therapy

Immunity & Yoga Therapy

How can Yoga Therapy increase immunity during the Covid-19 crisis? Following on from our blog about Ayurveda, immunity and COVID-19, we are focusing on Yoga therapy and immunity today. Scientists are hard at work researching just what makes Covid-19 tick. This new...

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Communication & Compliance in Yoga Therapy

Communication & Compliance in Yoga Therapy

“I didn’t do my practice this week,” admits Joanna, quite openly. “I just didn’t have time.” “I did a couple of the postures, but couldn’t remember that chant thingy,” confides Martin."I found the breathing and the movements too confusing, so I gave up..." declares...

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COVID-19 An Ayurvedic Observation by Dr Rama Prasad

COVID-19 An Ayurvedic Observation by Dr Rama Prasad

The whole world is still in shock. Cities are locked down. Everyone is in isolation. Suspected and diagnosed are in quarantine. We are desperately trying to stop it from spreading this fast. We still don't know how to handle it! What is COVID 19? You must have read...

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A Yoga Therapist’s Guide to Chronic Stress

A Yoga Therapist’s Guide to Chronic Stress

To be human, is to experience stress. It’s a natural aspect of Life and we could not function without it. However, while stress is a part of life, certain forms and effects of stress can be detrimental to wellbeing. For example, the neuro-toxic effects of cortisol,...

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Speak Wisely

Speak Wisely

As a Yoga Therapist, you recognise that effective communication is central to not only your interactions with students and clients, but potentially pivotal to creating optimal outcomes of your work together. Wise communication has specific qualities and...

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What’s the Fascination with Fascia?

What’s the Fascination with Fascia?

We know that Yoga, including asana practice, supports strength, flexibility and balance. Strength is established through working our bones, muscles and intelligent alignment of joints, but how do we improve flexibility? Or more importantly in the realm of Yoga therapy – functionality? Part of the answer lies in the role of the connective tissue known as fascia.

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