Yoga is more than just a fitness regime that relaxes and de-stresses you. It has real health benefits too. Modern lifestyles are changing by the minute and, likewise, the global disease profile associated with those lifestyles is also changing rapidly. According to the Medical Research Council of South Africa, low-
Following kidney failure, world renowned yoga guru, Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, better known as BKS Iyenga, has died at 95. “His heart’s ejection fraction (capability of the heart to pump blood) was 25% when he was admitted on August 12. Later it dropped to 20%. He had been put on
Suffer from backache? Improve your posture through Yoga, suggests Tyone Wessels. We spend hours sitting every day, be it at work in front of our computers, studying for extended periods or simply enjoying our evening meal. As our attention is on the task at hand, we only tend to shift
Yoga and pilates are often thrown into the same category. While they are similar practices, they do have some major differences. There is a lot of interest in both forms of discipline. Both are sophisticated systems of integrative exercise with a lot in common. In fact, the six pilates
I have noticed that amongst my students there are some people who are naturally flexible but lack strength and on the other end of the spectrum, there are people who are strong but really inflexible. It is important to practice yoga with these things in mind. Notice your strengths and weakness and practice with compassion.
Everyone should make Yoga part of their exercise routine. Yoga is not merely an exercise to make one’s body fit; this is one of the most widespread misconceptions. Beyond its obvious physical aspect, Yoga is first and foremost a spiritual act with the primary goal of uniting the body, mind,
Match your physical exercise for total wellbeing Cardiovascular exercise for unwinding What activities can I try? Running, cycling, fast walking, stair-climbing. What does it do? Increases the heart rate and flow of oxygen to the muscles. How can it help me to unwind? When done consistently over a period