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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 the brain. The brain decides when you will experience pain. Pain is 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 benefit those involved in sports and athletics. Yoga increases flexibility and range of motion. This more »

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Yoga and Ageing Gracefully

Ageing gracefully isn’t about looking younger than your actual 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 honour our body by slowing down the ageing more »

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Functional Fitness Yoga For Runners

If you are a runner and your aim is to reach peak performance, Functional Fitness Yoga (FFY) is a perfect complement to your running. It loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner. You will become faster and fitter. Apart from creating a good feel factor, FFY increases: Strength & Flexibility more »

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Yoga for diabetes

Diabetes can affect people at any age, leading to complications like heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and even amputations. With the rising number of persons in Malta being diagnosed with diabetes, it is no wonder that the need for treating the disease is on the increase. One way to keep diabetes under control is through more »

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Introducing Yoga in Prison

It has been a great pleasure to introduce yoga to the male prison inmates at the Corradino Correctional Facility as a part of the ‘Behaviour and Skills Management course. The programme, which the Fondazzjoni Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl organised, aimed to help participants increase their ability to manage their behaviour. With the cooperation of all, I successfully more »

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