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The role of spirituality in yoga.

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Learning from the past: Even though previous articles have shortly mentioned the spiritual side of yoga (Melo Yoga talks about cultural appropriation). The next logical step is to dive deeper into how yoga can reconnect us all on a more intimate level with our spirit. As previously mentioned in earlier articles. Yoga including its philosophies and teachings of yoga was …

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How do you like your coffee in the morning?

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98 million a day. That is how many cups of coffee we in the UK consume every single day! But, how does this relate to yoga? There has been a continuous debate surrounding the usage of ingesting caffeine before practicing yoga. Coincidentally, the article aims to outline whether caffeine has a positive or negative effect on your yoga practice? Or, …

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How can we make yoga more inclusive for everybody?

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Last month, we focused on the use of language in yoga classes regarding cultural appropriation. This month we are going to explore the use of gendered language in a yoga class and how this can be looked at to make sure everyone feels included. Do we still require gendered yoga terms and poses? Would separate classes for men and women …

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How we can help avoid cultural appropriation in yoga?

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What comes across as cultural appropriation? Firstly, to understand what could classify as cultural appropriation, it’s important to define cultural appropriation within the context. Cultural appropriation refers to the idea of taking something from a different culture, capitalizing on the said thing, and subjecting it to exotification. The most prominent examples of cultural appropriateness within yoga can come from basic …

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Are you coming to yoga tomorrow?

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“Yoga is so much more!” So far, we have looked at the physical benefits of yoga. Placing our attention on some commonly reported issues such as back pain, neck pain and help with breastfeeding, etc. However, yoga can be about so much more! This article is about something different this time. The theme for this article is the social aspect …

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Learning to breath more effectively.

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Today’s article relates to the significance of using effective breathing techniques whilst performing yoga exercises. Often disregarded as something trivial, once truly mastered it can be beneficial in more ways then one. Yoga is an apparatus we can all use to help counteract the stresses of everyday life. Diaphragmatic breathing allows us to bring down our heart rate whilst also …