Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga

When you first take up yoga you might begin thinking it is a physical workout, however, you may also be aware that there is a spiritual aspect to the practice too. The philosophy of yoga is a vast subject dating back several thousand years. The classical text, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, was written approximately Continue reading »

Yoga During Pregnancy

Yoga during pregnancy can reduce anxiety and depression in expectant mothers. If you think downward dog is difficult now, imagine doing it six months pregnant. But while it might seem nigh-on impossible, scientists have proven what yoginis have long known – yoga is good for pregnant women. Researchers have studied the effects of yoga and found it can Continue reading »

Beginners Guide to Meditation

Meditation isn’t all about ‘om,’ crossed legs and incense – it’s about peace of mind and body.  Interested in pursuing the many benefits of meditation, but don’t know where to begin? Sandy Newbigging, the creator of mind calm meditation, gives the following tips on how to tap into your meditative side. 1. Practice your posture Continue reading »

7 Reasons Men Should Do Yoga

While women are still the majority in yoga classes, there’s a strong movement of men not only trying yoga, but striving both on and off the mat. Men benefit just as much from a regular yoga routine as women. Here’s how: Yoga alleviates pain and injury. Most men come to yoga with injuries and pain, particularly in Continue reading »