How to use various practices including yoga and self-care to support mental health and wellbeing.

How Yoga & Meditation Can Help Veterans Transition from Active Duty to Civilian Life

"While I was extremely sceptical at first, yoga and meditation have been a game-changer for my life. My sleep is better, and I'm more focused and relaxed in my daily life. I truly believe that yoga and meditation can help so many veterans as they did for me." Stress is…

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[Updated 2021] 7 Best Meditation Cushions to Prevent Back Pain During Meditation

Sitting down directly on the ground during meditation, without the aid of any meditation cushions can be rather uncomfortable and sometimes painful for me. My lower back protests quite a bit due to my history with lower back pains, my sitting bones hurt after a while, and my calves go…

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Meaning of Samadhi: 8 Limbs of Yoga Exploration

Most of us know the word ‘Samadhi’ to mean ‘bliss’ or ‘enlightenment. For those of us who have studied the 8 Limbs of Yoga as described in Patanjali’s yoga sutras, Samadhi is the 8th limb which is attained after you have travelled through the first seven limbs of yoga. At…

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3 Ways Yoga Can Help You Maintain Sanity During a Lockdown

In these crazy unpredictable times, it can be so hard to maintain our normal sense of Self. We feel uncertain, scared, isolated, and alone. It’s easy to lose our way and start to think negative thoughts. This ends up becoming a rabbit hole of depression, anxiety, and fear. There is…

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Yin Yoga Guide: All You Need to Know About Its Purpose, Benefits, and How to Practise it

Yin Yoga is increasingly practised by yogis and is now a staple in many yoga studios. Nonetheless, most students are familiar with the more "yang" practices – the active yoga classes such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Power Yoga which focus on dynamic movement to build heat and may not have tried…

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