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Wim Hof pranayama

Wim Hof pranayama

Pranayama is considered a crucial part of your yoga practice. 'Prana' is a sanskrit word that translates to 'life force' or 'the breath' while 'yama' translates to 'control'. The practice of pranayama is to therefore control the breath and by doing so increase your life force and enable this energy to to flow freely throughout the entire body. There are multiple types of pranayama and each are responsible for a different effect on the body, some stir heat (ujjayi, kapalabhati, box breathing) while others can have a cooling impact (Sheetali, Sitkari).  The Wim Hof method is a breath technique pioneered by Dutch extreme athlete Wim Hof (read...

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Food for the chakras

Food for the chakras

“Each of the seven chakras are governed by spiritual laws, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness, and wellbeing in our lives and in the world.” ~ Deepak Chopra The chakras are an ancient Ayurvedic system for understanding your body's energy and the practice of clearing and balancing the chakras can help circulate free-flowing positive energy throughout the body. Nutrition plays an enormous role in the body's vitality and each chakra can be balanced and sustained with specific foods.  Muladhara (Root Chakra)  Muladhara is located at the base of the spine and represents our foundation. The Root...

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Caring for your yoga mat

Caring for your yoga mat

Caring for your yoga mat is easy! We suggest popping your new microfibre printed yoga mat straight into the washing machine prior to use.  For daily cleaning, wipe down with a water-based solution following practice, and pop in the washing machine every few weeks depending on the frequency of use.   Our cork yoga mat cannot be washed in the machine, please wipe down only. If using essential oils on our yoga mats, please spot test a small area before cleaning.  Image of our Boujad yoga mat. 

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The science of yoga and how it works

The science of yoga and how it works

Yoga was created for liberation and to improve both physical and mental health, helping become more productive, more compassionate, more responsible, along with becoming more aware of this planet and the repercussions of how we choose to live. How exactly does yoga work? The answers lie in the synergy of body and mind. “The mind we have today is no different from the minds that people had two thousand, or even five thousand years ago. We suffer, we struggle, we experience joy and desire, and we question, we investigate. The quest to know ourselves, to question who we are and...

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