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Using yoga to tone for the beach

Jun 26 2014

We all know that feeling of wanting to have the best bikini body on the beach but not wanting to move from the comfort of our home to exercise. Well, did you know that not only can yoga help calm the mind, yoga postures also have the added benefits of giving you a gorgeously toned body and core. The beauty of yoga is that you don’t even have to leave the house to practice and you don’t need any fancy equipment. Unlike running there’s no need to brave the wind and rain outside and you can practise your breathing techniques (pranayama) and postures (Asana) in a way that will help you emotionally unwind while simultaneously strengthening and toning your body. Here are some tips to use yoga to tone for the beach.

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The Benefits of Perinatal Yoga

Jun 02 2014

Whether you’re completely new to yoga or consider yourself a master, during pregnancy is the perfect time to practice. Just this month, it has been proven by academics from Newcastle and Manchester Universities that pregnant women who attended a yoga class every week for eight weeks experienced less anxiety compared to those who received normal antenatal treatment, with a single yoga class during pregnancy having the potential to cut anxiety to mothers-to-be by a third. Yoga is the best form of exercise for pregnant women everywhere with so many health benefits for both you and your child. Perinatal yoga is so much more than your usual gym class… it’s a training in deep relaxation and preparation for birth and motherhood.

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Why Yoga Makes Mums Happy

May 24 2014

Yoga is a fantastic way to relax, tone the body and allow women to stay in shape. In addition, yoga offers an added benefit for women – balancing your hormones! An Indian study found that yoga can help relieve women of hot flushes during menopause, as well as lessening anxiety, depression and mood fluctuations. This all comes down to one magical hormone know as oxytocin. As you stretch your limbs and practice deep breathing your body warms and releases oxytocin which in turn brings a smile to your face.

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