yoga

The Benefits of Yoga

October 14, 2012

Yoga can be key to helping you recover from an injury, undo years of bad postural habits, or relieve your stress. Like few other exercises, yoga has the ability to get you focussing on breath, willing chronically tight muscles to loosen.  It creates a mind body awareness of how you are positioned and starts a […]

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Yoga For Better Posture

October 13, 2012

Even if you have had horrible posture for most of your life, you can still change it by taking the right steps today.  Yoga can be a valuable tool in correcting a long career of bad posture.  The following video shows a simple exercise that strengthens all of your erector muscles (the muscles that run […]

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Change Your Life

May 5, 2012

Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again.  Through persistence and hard work he achieved some remarkable results.  In less than a year, he lost 140 lbs.  He is now able […]

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Yoga Philosophy: Non-attachment, or ‘vairagya’.

February 23, 2010

This guest post was written by Valerie Holland, a yoga teacher in Toronto. This column is to familiarize people with yoga philosophy translated into everyday language that can be applied to daily life. Today’s topic: Non-attachment, or ‘vairagya’. These days, in terms of the home, we hear a lot about de-cluttering, organizing, and minimizing. How […]

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Laughter Yoga in Toronto

August 21, 2009

What a great way to say good morning!!!   Imagine starting your day with 45 minutes of laughter in the glorious outdoors.  I just did, and I gotta say….. I feel fantastic.  The class was led by Lynn who has been teaching laughter yoga for years on the Danforth.  I have to admit, I was a […]

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Yoga for Pain Reduction

August 19, 2009

Since becoming a massage therapist, I have quickly found the limits my body can go before it needs help. The work is tiring and physically demanding and burns out many RMT’s by the 5 year mark. This is why I religiously follow a program of postural awareness, stretching exercises, epsom salt baths, weight training and […]

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