Monthly Archives: January 2016

Practicing Yama off the mat

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It’s quite common to see advertisements portraying yoga as a workout to achieve a flat belly and toned arms. However, behind its misconception as a modern fashionable trend for physical health, true practitioners know that real yoga is a balm for the soul, not the body. Ultimately, practicing yoga will set your mind and body […]

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Be happy with a healthy body

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The world is trending away from the ideal body being a skinny one or that a woman should starve herself in order to be beautiful. The fitness magazine ‘Women’s Health’ recently joined in this “real-body” movement by banning the phrases “bikini body” and “drop two sizes” from its publication. Having the perfect figure is no […]

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Why you should avoid so-called “diet foods”

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If you’re thinking about starting a diet, you may believe that it won’t be difficult. All you have to do is walk into the supermarket and find foods with the word “diet” slapped on the label. Easy enough, right? Well, the truth is that food sellers can write just about anything they want on their […]

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5 strength machines every women should use

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Are you one of those women who spends hours on cardio machines each week and refuses to go anywhere near the weight machines at the gym? Do you feel overwhelmed, or even intimidated, by the array of strength machines populated by muscular men? Well the good news that is you’re not alone, and an even […]

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How not to embarrass yourself during pilates

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There was a time when pilates classes seemed exclusively the domain of women, which is strange as the creator, Joseph Pilates was very much a man’s man, and was not only a bodybuilder but also a self defense trainer who developed this technique to help everyone become stronger and fitter. So he’d be glad to […]

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‘Listening to your gut’ takes on new meaning

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We all hate feeling ill, so wouldn’t it be useful if there was some way your body could tell you what is making you sick? Well its seems that this could now be possible for your gut, at least. Australian researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) have tried a new pill […]

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Improve your poses with vibrating yoga pants

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There’s no doubt, yoga pants are in style these days. While they have a practical use in the studio to add additional comfort to your practice, what if they could do more? The fashion tech company known as Wearable Experiments believes they can. Later this year, they plan to release vibrating yoga pants that will […]

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Busting the myths on Yoga body types

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One of the most harmful yoga stereotypes that continues to circulate is that overweight people shouldn’t or can’t do it. We’re here to tell you that is 100 percent false. Anyone, regardless of how much they weigh, can take part in yoga if they choose to. You have probably heard many of the myths about […]

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How exercise benefits your whole body

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You’ve heard it all before – exercise is good for your body and overall health. But just what exactly does that mean? When people think of exercise they’re trying to lose some weight, stay physically fit and improve their overall quality of life. But did you know that exercise can have a positive impact on […]

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Is your Yoga Teacher Making these Mistakes?

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Of course, it takes a lot of time, dedication and effort to become a fitness instructor, whatever discipline you are primarily working in. But as in any industry some people are simply better suited to their role than others. Whether that’s through not keeping up with developments in their field, a tendency to believe anything […]

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