Meditation and the Mind

You always hear about how meditating is good for your mind, but you don’t really know why and know? Here are 4 big ways that meditation affects your brain: 1. Increased grey matter/cortical thickness in key areas- • Anterior Cingulate Cortex: There is an increase in grey matter in the ACC which allows for more cognitive…

Why Yoga?

Yoga has so much more to offer than flexibility and the idea of garnering a strong body. People of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities can do yoga and adapt it to suit their individual tastes and needs. 1. STRESS RELIEF: Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga…

What does yoga entail?

Yoga is a practice of settling our very active mind. Traditionally when yoga was talked about it could have meant a number of things, stretching, sitting and focusing on ones breath, chanting a phrase over and over, or reading scriptures. Do you have an activity that you feel so immersed in that you block out…

The 3 Yoga Styles

There are countless yoga postures. These are 3 styles that you may be interested in trying out: 1. Bhujangasana (The Cobra Pose) Lie down on your stomach with your legs close together, pointing your toes outward. Keep your hands below your shoulder. Your elbows should be parallel and close to your torso. Lift your head, chest and abdomen,…