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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

Communication and 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...

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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 chronic stress can be detrimental to wellbeing.  For example, the neuro-toxic effects of...

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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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Understand Your Ayurvedic Body Type

Understand Your Ayurvedic Body Type

As Socrates is believed to have said, Know Thyself. In Ayurveda one place to start this journey of self knowledge is by understanding your dosha. What combination of vata, pitta or kapha are you?

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