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The relevance of Yoga in our daily life

It is not surprising that today there is a greater awareness of the benefits of yoga. More and more people are seeking refuge in yoga to find balance and achieve and maintain inner peace, calm and well-being. Yoga can be a practical tool in our daily life to improve our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. more »

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The uniqueness of Yoga as an exercise

Although some may not consider yoga as exercise, hatha yoga (the physical aspect) meets the definition of exercise as set by the medical dictionary: exercise is a physical activity that is planned, structured and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning any part of the body. Exercise is utilised to improve health and maintain fitness and more »

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Yoga & Pain

Yoga can be helpful in pain management with both physical and mental benefits. Knowing the science of pain is important to help us understand how yoga can reduce pain. When an injury occurs, receptors convey the danger message to the spinal cord and then to the brain. The brain decides when you will experience pain. more »

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Yoga for Athletes by Ra Yoga

Yoga is becoming increasingly popular amongst athletes and sports enthusiasts. The main motivating factors for athletes beginning a yoga practice are usually: working with injuries, preventing injuries, performance, recovery enhancement and mental focus. Here are some reasons why yoga can be beneficial for those involved in sports and athletics. Yoga increases flexibility and range of more »

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Yoga and Ageing Gracefully

Ageing gracefully isn’t about looking younger than your real age. It’s about living your best life and having the physical and mental health to enjoy it. As we age, we lose degrees of strength, elasticity and stamina.  These qualities deteriorate over time. Through yoga practice we will be honouring our body by slowing down the more »

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