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Yoga, Spirituality and Reddit

March 10, 2017

There are as many yoga stereotypes out there are as there are styles of yoga. And as with all the stereotypes, they do not come completely from nowhere, just as much as they do not represent the whole truth either. From time to time I come across comments from people who express interest in yoga, followed by a “but” and a reference to the level of spirituality associated.…

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…

Yoga Philosophy and Mindfulness

2 Easy Breathing Techniques to Calm the Mind

October 20, 2016

Breathing. Natural, pretty essential and still so many ways of doing it. Many of us tend to breath with our chest only, i.e. only using the top part of our lungs. Yet, the power of the belly breath is far greater than we realise and deep breath works on many levels: it can bring almost instantenous stress relief, improves oxygen intake (surprise, surprise) and helps to detoxify your…

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…

Yoga Philosophy and Mindfulness

8 Tips for Better Sleep

October 7, 2016

Sleeping! One of my favourite things to do and I do it well. Unfortunately not everybody is as lucky as I am and lack of sleep or inability to fall asleep is a real issue for many. Talking to people I have realised that in addition to my natural sleeping abilities there have few things I have done all my life that mean I have a specific bedtime…

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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…