Yoga is like any other activity – for the most part, incredibly safe, fun and enjoyable. However, there are a few key things to keep in mind when you’re practicing yoga. These safety reminders will help you to avoid injury, put less stress on your joints and […]
Employees from Vancouver based companies like Amazon, BC Hydro, Microsoft and KPMG will enjoy a complimentary “mini yoga” session on Sunday after their upcoming soccer game with the Vancouver Summer Games.
Better known as “Corporate Champions Vancouver”, the Vancouver Summer Games 2016 will encompass several activities, such as basketball, golf, soccer and even an escape room, where participants must solve clues to unlock the door and leave the room.
Want to Keep Your Memory Sharp?
Most of us do.
For years, experts have told us to eat brain food, play crosswords and sudoku and avoid stress. All very good suggestions of course, but a new study funded by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation is showing that yoga and meditation are more effective at preventing Alzheimers’ disease than anything else.
People who practiced yoga regularly were also less likely to be depressed, anxious AND were better able to cope with stress, according to the study.
What stops you from being healthy?
Well in our experience one of the biggest factors why people don’t commit daily to things that improve their health or well-being is TIME.
Time is a funny thing isn’t it?
We often hear people say things like “If I just had more time…” or “There needs to be more hours in a day”.
Well the truth is, there isn’t! […]
So much talk this past weekend about the big “V” Day – Valentine’s Day. And we hope you celebrated with loved ones of course – a spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, your children, even extended family or friends.
But I want to talk to you about self love. Ok, I can see you rolling your eyes but I’m not just talking about bubble baths and pedicures here.
Self love, true self love, goes way beyond that.
You’ve probably heard of kids doing yoga. Maybe you even have children who have tried this age-old practice of stretching and bending. Well have you ever wondered WHY kids might do yoga? Is it just for fun? To be silly and twist your body into different shapes?
As it turns out, there are many benefits to chidren doing yoga, some of which include:
-better mental focus and concentration in the classroom
-better awareness of breathing
-increased self esteem and confidence
-and much more
If you’re like many people, you’ve made some great New Year’s Resolutions. Congratulations. If doing more yoga isn’t already on that list, let me tell you why it SHOULD be.
Besides all the usual benefits that yoga provides, like increased flexibility and lowered stress levels, here are 5 benefits of yoga that you may not be aware of:
We’ve all said yes a few too many times and over committed to things. And we’ve all said no, then felt guilty and selfish. This holiday season, why not strike a balance? But what does that even mean anyway? It means being honest and true to yourself, while doing your best not to hurt anyone’s feelings. It means setting boundaries to ensure you don’t get stressed out and making sure you cover the basics, like getting enough sleep so you can stay healthy.
And sometimes it means asking for help. Yes, it’s truly ok to ask for help.
The title gives it away: If you have a workplace yoga program, it should be voluntary and not mandatory. Often businesses across Canada will start a Corporate Yoga program with us because they want to provide a low-cost, simple and effective wellness program for […]
Yes, the world has gone high-tech. And yes, texting neck (AKA “Anterior Head Syndrome”) is a real thing.
If we’re not on our computers or laptops, we’re on our ipads, ipods or another device for a good portion of the day. It can be difficult to unplug. And many of us text, because it’s a fast and easy way to get information to someone.
The problem comes when we are using these devices along with poor posture. It can wreak havoc on our bodies, leading to “texting neck”.
Arm Balances: They’re one of those things that for most non yogis or beginner yogis are elusive, scary and part of the “Yeah right, I don’t think so” club. I remember the first time I ever took flight in Bakasana (Crow pose) – knees balanced on forearms, precariously poised in the middle to avoid falling forward or backward, core engaged, trying to remember to also breathe.
Talk about bringing up fears. It can be scary to feel like you might fall and even scarier to bruise your ego on the way down.
No time to do a regular yoga practice? When you’ve only got a few minutes at work but you’re in serious need of some yoga or stretching, try 1 or more of these 7 highly effective yoga poses at your desk, which target every area of your body when done together.
‘Tis the season for merriness, cheerfulness, joy and peace.
The season of sweet treats, shopping blitzes and extra activities.
This time of year is about celebrating, enjoying and living it up, but it can be stressful rushing from place to place, trying to get everything accomplished, as well as meet self-imposed high expectations.
hat’s the point of it all though if the holidays leave you feeling less than festive?
Here are seven ways to keep stress out of your holiday plans this year:
This time of year is about celebrating, enjoying and living it up, BUT it can be stressful rushing from place to place, trying to get everything accomplished, as well as meet self-imposed high expectations.
What’s the point of it all though if the holidays leave you feeling less than festive?
Here are 7 ways to keep stress OUT of your holiday plans this year . . .