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Introduction to Asanas – 5 Yoga Poses Infographic

A lot of people write about how yoga has transformed their lives and it is a practice that can change your life. Sometime in the future, I’ll get to writing about that experience. The healing it provided or should I say provides regularly has inspired me to share what I’m learning. It’s only been about 2 years since I returned to a practice and it’s not always easy but it… Read More »

Ashtanga - eight fold path infographic

Ashtanga is it a yoga practice style or 8 limbs towards a purposeful life?

The answer is that it's both!

Recently I wrote about Hatha yoga and its core definition, sometimes with all the various styles spoken about, trademarked or invented it simply is confusing at times. From that, I’ve decided to keep posting some simple graphics to help sort out a lot of yoga terms and ideas. Ashtanga was confusing to me since I’ve heard the word in various contexts. So to help clear that up, today I am… Read More »

a list of Hatha Yoga Styles by conscious life space

Yoga an endless list of styles, the list goes on and on and on…

Yet, the simplest yoga term for a physical practice all starts with the term Hatha. Frankly sorting out all the different yoga styles can be confusing, especially since there are a lot of styles that range from an instructor creating their own style and accompanying term, to a simple noun descriptor – Ashtanga, Bikram, Family, Pre-natal, Dog yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa yoga, Yin, Kriya, Kundalini, etc. The list is long. Sometimes… Read More »

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Hip Hip Hooray and Infographic with Yoga Poses for Hips

Yoga Poses for Happy and Healthy Hips

Fix.com editors have put together this great infographic and brief article on yoga poses for hips! Did you know that the hips are made up of 17 muscles? These muscles provide stability and balance and give us a range of motion for almost all our daily activities. Not taking care of your hips can be detrimental to your health and create problems such as poor balance, lower back pain, misalignment… Read More »

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Yin Yoga and a Vinyasa Flow

Yin Yoga with Kassandra Reinhardt

If you ever wanted to learn Yin Yoga, Kassandra Reinhardt is the instructor for you. Kassandra started her YouTube channel in 2014 to share her passion for yin yoga. What’s different about yin yoga is that practitioners essentially hold poses for longer periods of time. The physiological aspects of a yin yoga practice focus more on connective tissue and joints rather than muscles. Still, the mental benefits are no different… Read More »

The Africa Yoga Project - The Conversation - republished on Conscious Life Space Guru

Yoga is bringing well-being and employment to young people in Africa

The Africa Yoga Project has educated, empowered and expanded the employability of youth in 15 African countries.

The Africa Yoga Project Shutterstock Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical mind and body practice. Most present day practices share some variation of yoga poses (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), relaxation, and meditation. Research indicates that one of yoga’s most powerful effects is to regulate the effects of stress. It increases behaviours associated with well-being – such as healthier eating, improved sleep behaviour – and increases socialisation. There is also evidence that… Read More »

Arthur Boorman amazing tranformational story YOGA HEALS!

Yoga Heals! How Yoga Changed Arthur Boorman’s Life

Yas You Can! This summer’s inspirational story focuses on Arthur Boorman. ‘Just because I can’t do it today, doesn’t mean I’m not going to be able to do it someday.’ – Arthur Boorman Yoga Heals Doctor’s and naysayers didn’t support Arthur Boorman’s dream to one day be healed. Searching on the internet for an unrelated topic, he stumbled upon the former professional wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page who teaches yoga. In… Read More »

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How yoga makes us happy, according to science

Can we really unlock our personal power by adopting “powerful” body postures? Unfortunately, the findings that link these so-called “power poses” beloved of certain politicians with a real sense of power and control are difficult to replicate. We may not yet understand the mechanism through which body postures influence our psychological states, but our recent study suggests that we may draw insights from the rapidly expanding research on the psychological… Read More »

The Art of Yoga Project The Conversation Republished on Conscious Life Space Guru

How Yoga is Helping Girls Heal from Trauma

The Art of Yoga Project

Photo copyright TheArtOfYogaProject. Rocsana Enriquez started thinking about yoga again when she was pregnant. She was 19 and in an abusive relationship. When she was younger, Rocsana, whom I interviewed as part of my research, had taken part in a yoga program in a San Francisco Bay Area juvenile hall run by The Art of Yoga Project. She began using the skills she learned on the mat to slow herself… Read More »

Lara from Sukha Yoga Australia

Yoga Practice Videos: Vinyasa Flows for the morning & evening

Lara from Sukha Yoga in Australia: 2 Videos We’ve featured Lara’s practices on our main Yoga page for the months of June and July 2017. Every other month we feature a new instructor that makes their practice accessible worldwide. We want you to be able to find them easily. They’re good. So this ‘blog’ post has been added to and posted under the category of yoga and videos so you… Read More »