Category Archives: Yoga

Yoga at Work

Every year, South African companies lose billions of Rands due to illness-induced absenteeism. Much of this can be directly attributed to the physical and mental effects of a society that is overworked and constantly neurotic about deadlines, money and other … Continue reading

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Stress Bad, Mindfulness Good

Stress is bad. In the immediate moment and over the long term, stress attacks your ability to think by shrinking your mental capacity.  The effect of stress on mental capacity has been studied in many different forms. You can look … Continue reading

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Example of an elastic environment — space not limited to one idea or population

If we have to build parking garages, we might as well use them for yoga and weddings 11 11 is a “premium parking garage” in Miami Beach, Fla. It’s also the only parking garage we’ve ever heard of that’s seriously … Continue reading

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Marines learn meditation and yoga to help reduce stress

The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military’s toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness. Facing a record suicide rate and thousands … Continue reading

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Modern medicine: Microbes maketh man

Political revolutionaries turn the world upside down. Scientific ones more often turn it inside out. And that, almost literally, is happening to the idea of what, biologically speaking, a human being is. The traditional view is that a human body … Continue reading

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Companies embrace mindfulness

“For seven years now, a growing number of General Mills workers have been practising meditation, yoga and so-called “mindfulness” in the workplace. And what began as a side project by one executive has transformed the culture of a Fortune 200 … Continue reading

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Got Stress? It Only Takes 30 Seconds To Zap It.

We all find ourselves overwhelmed by stress sometimes. The other day, I was having a particularly stressful moment when I received an email from a good friend of mine, yoga teacher Deanne Mincer. She had sent me some excellent tips … Continue reading

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Don’t Indulge. Be Happy.

Many of us aren’t satisfied with how much we have now. That’s why we’re constantly angling for a raise at work, befriending aged relatives and springing, despite long odds, for lottery scratch tickets. Is it crazy to question how much … Continue reading

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The health benefits of yoga

Summarised in a very nice infographic

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Yoga at Work

Every year, South African companies lose billions of Rands due to illness-induced absenteeism. Much of this can be directly attributed to the physical and mental effects of a society that is overworked and constantly neurotic about deadlines, money and other … Continue reading

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