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Pose for sport: welcome to competitive yoga

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Competition and yoga are two words you don’t see put together very often. It’s also quite difficult to imagine yoga as anything more than a class that you go to after work. However, it’s a thing, and the world of competitive yoga is making great leaps to establish itself as an Olympic sport. Already celebrating […]

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How yoga can benefit Alzheimer’s

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Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is a key protein that helps diminish neural degradation. People with Alzheimer’s, however, are found to have significantly lower NGF levels causing them to be more vulnerable to the disease. Breakthrough research has revealed that NGF levels can be increased by introducing yoga into your fitness routines. Here are two easy […]

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3 everyday ways to detox

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For too many of us, detoxing is something we think about only in January, when we’re feeling bloated from eating too much over the holidays – and which we then promptly forget about again for much of the rest of the year. If we do consider detoxing at other times, our understanding of the options […]

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How to perfect your yoga balance

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Despite being an athlete who sweats it out nearly every day, you still find yoga difficult to perform. If you’re an avid exerciser, you’ll most likely have tight and firm muscles, which is all fine. However, your muscular body is an obstacle in yoga, since it is less flexible and can give you a hard […]

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How to yoga yourself to a younger you

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Most of us wish we could stop, reverse or simply slow down the body’s natural aging process. And while the first two options might be difficult or even downright impossible, reducing the speed at which those wrinkles begin to appear is within our reach – and one way to achieve it is through regular yoga […]

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How to slow down the aging process with yoga

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It might be fanciful to think we can completely halt the aging process in its tracks, however much we might like to stop those wrinkles from appearing or save ourselves from putting on a few extra pounds as we get older. But slowing down the process at which we show signs of physical and mental […]

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Yoga strengthening inversions: Pt 2!

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As we covered earlier this month, inversions are powerful yoga poses that can strengthen your muscles, inspiring balance and stability and reinvigorating your circulation and lymphatic system. That’s why we love them so much at Kaia. Yoga inversions provide our Kaia girls with a great physical challenge that boosts energy and inspires relaxation. While certain […]

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Yoga strength with inversions: Pt 2!

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As we covered earlier this month, inversions are powerful yoga poses that can strengthen your muscles, inspiring balance and stability and reinvigorating your circulation and lymphatic system. Yoga inversions provide a great physical challenge that boosts energy and inspires relaxation. While certain inversions may prove strenuous, many poses are accessible to all levels of fitness […]

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De-stress with yoga!

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Fitness is not just about toned abs and a washboard stomach, it’s about feeling healthy and living life to the full. In today’s fast moving world one of the biggest factors in ill-health and a poor quality of life is stress. There’s no doubt about it that as well as potentially exacerbating a whole host […]

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De-stressing with yoga!

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Fitness is not just about toned abs and a washboard stomach, it’s about feeling healthy and living life to the full. In today’s fast moving world one of the biggest factors in ill-health and a poor quality of life is stress. There’s no doubt about it that as well as potentially exacerbating a whole host […]

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