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June is PTSD Awareness month. In an article published by CBC on May 27, 2015, the dispatcher for the Moncton RCMP shooting calls out the Canadian government for more support for those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This sentiment is echoed by countless other media reports. There are support groups and resources available where one…

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silhouette fitness girl practicing yoga on mountain

Yoga Philosophy: Practicing Saucha (Purity) for Spring! Saucha or Purity, is the first of the Niyamas or personal code of ethics from Yoga Philosophy. The Niyamas introduce us to ways of practicing Yoga off our mats. In fact the poses in Yoga (Asana) are only 1/8th of the overall practice of Yoga according to the…

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Finding Balance with Rest and Recovery

Many people begin practicing Yoga for a chance to slow down and stretch out weary muscles. Through this, a connection between mind and body begins. As we slow down through breath and movement we begin to listen to the subtle whispers of the body. We begin to notice how our practice affects our daily life.…

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silhouette fitness girl practicing yoga on mountain

Many of us struggle with anxiety, often times behind closed doors and much to the surprise of even our closest friends. Fitness can also be a bit of a tough business with the constant pressures of presenting in our classes or for our clients, of staying ahead of the curve on education and trying to…

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Yoga

Yoga can be very beneficial for those who suffer from the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of arthritis, as Yoga offers both slow and gentle movement that can reduce stiffness in the joints. Optimizing overall joint health and reducing flare-ups, Yoga poses are designed to rebalance our physical body and strengthen the muscles that surround…

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If you’ve been to a Vinyasa (flowing) style Yoga class, then chances are you’ve been put through the ringer on countless chaturanga flows between postures and really throughout the majority of the class. Chaturanga or Crocodile Pose is essentially a flow through a tricep push-up. With that in mind, alignment of the shoulder joint must…

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In YogaFit training’s, the very first thing we teach is the YogaFit Essence: Breathing, Feeling, Listening to our bodies, Letting go of Judgment, Expectations, Competition and Staying in the Present moment. Whether you currently practice Yoga or not, the YogaFit Essence is a message for everyone to become more aware – both on and off…

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A Shift in Perspective

Here we are another year, another chance to begin anew and create all of those expectations and resolutions to become the perfect version of ourselves. BUT, what if this year we didn’t. What if instead we decided to accept ourselves as we are, after all aren’t we just wonderful works in progress everyday? Now please…

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By Lisa Greenbaum E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, YACEP The ability to go with the flow is a required attribute these days. Life happens so quickly around us that getting stuck behind resistance or conflict can easily cause road blocks to our overall emotional health. However, the ability to go with the flow is a practice. We…

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Essential Oils

By Lisa Greenbaum, E-RYT 500 Our sense of smell is the only direct communication our brain has with the external world. It is precisely why we are instantly transported back in time when different smells waft through the air, warming our hearts with fond memories or sending us into a flashback and kick starting our…

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