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Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

In the alternative care world, most describe addiction, as the disease of disconnection. There is not a gene responsible for addiction, we don’t automatically inherit addiction from our ancestors the way we inherit our blue eyes or brown hair. Yet, millions of people are at the mercy of their addictive behaviour. In the throes of… Continue reading Yoga for Addiction and Recovery

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Re-Tune Your Parasympathetic Nervous System

How our body relays messages to and from the brain are based upon two branches of our nervous system: autonomic and somatic. The somatic system centered around thought to action like brushing your hair. The autonomic system is for everything we don’t need to think about: heartbeat, digestion etc.. Within the autonomic system is two… Continue reading Re-Tune Your Parasympathetic Nervous System

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Slow Down…

I get ideas and I jump! And I do this in all facets of my life. It is perhaps why I am still awake after midnight writing. It is also perhaps why I tend to have a whole lot on the go at one time – and I’ve also always been like that too. Yoga… Continue reading Slow Down…

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The Lessons Behind Our Injuries

I’m not the daintiest of girls, but over my years in fitness I’ve had my fair share of sprained ankles, wrists, elbows, knees, pulled neck ligaments, various overworked muscles, cuts and bruises. Every time I am injured, it is infuriating – I can’t exercise! Or at least not in the way I want. Having to… Continue reading The Lessons Behind Our Injuries

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The Heart Chakra

In connecting to the mid-point of our subtle body we find our heart centre. Anahata, the Sanskrit word for our fourth chakra, means un-struck. My interpretation of this is to live from our hearts as though we have never been hurt before. The idea of a heart that has been struck representing grief, heartbreak, or… Continue reading The Heart Chakra

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Yoga for Heart Health

A quick read on why and how Yoga can help promote great heart health for everyone.

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Yoga for Balancing Moods

When I was 4 my mom put me in dancing in hopes to correct an overly lordotic curve in my spine. The lifelong benefits I’ve received from this decision have been paramount. Not only opening the doors to a successful career in fitness, but as I later discovered, acquiring the coping skills from breath, movement… Continue reading Yoga for Balancing Moods

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A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

So many have thought about doing Yoga but just don’t know where to start. Completely understandable as there seems to be a zillion teachers and programs all saying different things. On top of that add on the zillion excuses that we can come up with as to why we actually haven’t tried, the “I’m not… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

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Finding Balance with the Koshas

This article first appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of canfitpro magazine.  As the case with other Eastern based sciences, Yoga looks at the individual holistically. Understanding that optimum health and balance is achieved by taking care of the whole self rather than just focusing on symptoms or specific issues. This is shown in the… Continue reading Finding Balance with the Koshas

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Yoga Breathing for Anxiety

Many of us struggle with anxiety, often times behind closed doors and much to the surprise of even our closest friends. Fitness can also be a bit of a tough business with the constant pressures of presenting in our classes or for our clients, of staying ahead of the curve on education and trying to… Continue reading Yoga Breathing for Anxiety