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Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

About yoga classes, stand up paddling, injuries and moving in general

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement Everyday Life and Thoughts

Social media update and why I use it in the first place.

February 3, 2017

I started this blog because I like writing  and I did not find (m)any blogs about yoga combining the physical and more spritual aspects of it. I’ve been using Instagram for several years because I like taking and looking at photos. Insta also proved to be a great tool when I was recovering from my dislocated shoulder few years back. It allowed me to follow my progress that…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement

What is Yoga Therapy?

December 30, 2016

There is a good article that has been coming up on my Facebook feed a lot lately on how Western health professional are increasingly aware of the benefits yoga therapy can bring to patients. In the recent years there has been more and more clinical research highlighting positive impact yoga can have in alleviating back pain, anxiety, insomnia and cardiovascular diseases. As yoga therapy is inherently holistic, it…

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Yoga for Pregnancy

December 8, 2016

Yoga can be very beneficial during pregnancy for several reasons. In addition to the “general” (in the absence of a better word…) benefits I talked about earlier here, here’s a few pregnancy specific points that are interesting: An asana practise can be very grounding both physically and emotionally: It can literally improve balance as the centre of gravity of the body shifts during pregnancy. It also offers hightened…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement Everyday Life and Thoughts

Music during Yoga Class: Threat or Opportunity?

November 30, 2016

In all honestly up until few years ago I did not realise playing music in yoga classes was something that a) happens and b) is a preference for some. Now, I don’t mind either way. I sometimes practise at home with music on the background, and I have been to great yoga classes accompanied with well thought through music (think drum’n’base during a strong Jivamukti class at 7…

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Belly breathing

November 25, 2016

Over the last few weeks I have had the pleasure to encounter many people new to yoga. The best part of this, in addition to of course guiding the practise, is all the questions I get, not the least because it gets my brain ticking too. One of the most common questions is about the diaphragmatic breathing, also called belly or abdominal breathing. Whilst this is the most…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement Everyday Life and Thoughts

About Yoga Mats

November 18, 2016

***Suomi versio tulossa myöhemmin*** To practise yoga, you really do not need anything else but the willingness to be present in the now and the yoga mat as we know it is a rather new Western invention. However it can bring a new aspect to the practise by creating a space for your meditation and adding cushioning and stability for the asana. These days there is a wide…

Asana Practise and Wellness Through Movement Everyday Life and Thoughts

Yoga Tourist in London / Joogaturismia Lontoossa

October 12, 2016

I’ve been spending the last few days in London, making the most of the yoga classes the City has to offer. My goal was to try different classes and get inspiration from different teachers. Olen viettänyt pari viimeistä päivää Lontoossa. Muiden asioiden hoitamisen lisäksi suunnitelmani on ollut käydä erilaisilla joogatunneilla ja inspiroitua erilaisita opettajista ja heidän tyyleistään. A friend and a fellow yoga teacher in Cyprus recommended TriYoga…

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1 Bonus Tip for Better Sleep

October 9, 2016

…and it’s a yoga pose! Legs-up-the-Wall-Pose, or Viparita Karani, is an asana favoured by many and no wonder as it is said to help with many different ailments, such as: Anxiety Arthritis Digestive problems Headache High and low blood pressure Insomnia Migraine Mild depression Respiratory ailments Urinary disorders Varicose veins Menstrual cramps Premenstrual syndrome Menopause This pose is a restorative one, so in a yoga class you would…

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The Science Behind Yoga

September 30, 2016

If you have half an hour to spare I highly recommend this document on the scientific research behind the benefits of Yoga. No esoteric talk in sight so this is very suitable for the critical minds out there. The YouTube link belos is for the trailer, watch the whole thing here. Alla on linkki 30 minuutin dokumenttiin joogan tieteellisesti tutkituista hyödyistä, valitettavasti siinä ei ole suomenkielisiä tekstejä. YouTube-linkistä…