Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints heard by doctors in Britain. Whether it’s the symptom of a chronic illness or the result of too many days spent hunched over a computer or working in the garden, back pain can cause problems at work, make certain free time activities impossible, or hinder getting things done around the
Fear is good. Fear is natural. And I don’t mean that in esoteric, positive-thinking terms, I mean that in real, scientific, psychological terms. Fear comes from the amygdala, the most primitive part the brain. It’s what tells us to look around for the source of that smoky smell, and flee from a burning building. Some of us are afraid of
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“Anyone who says ‘yoga is just for women’ has no idea what they’re talking about,” says John, 64, “in fact historically, yoga was practiced only by men”. These days of course, yoga is for everyone, which is fantastic. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word that means ‘to unite or join with’, and
I have found that many women with a regular fitness routine (as well as those without), while they are joyful and relaxed (and maybe a bit nervous, simultaneously) about the prospects of motherhood, begin to feel just a bit too lethargic such that they can’t be necessarily as vigorous as usual.
Pregnancy yoga gets your body moving in a gentle
Now I would never suggest trying a new yoga pose without having learned from a qualified yoga teacher first, because sometimes it can hurt more than help if you are moving the wrong way! That being said, here is a brief guide to three easy yoga poses you can do at home:
Yoga Pose – Tadasana or Mountain Pose
I was talking to a friend of mine, Katy, who I had not spoken to in a while. She told me she had moved to a new city in January and when she couldn’t kick her winter lethargy, a friend suggested she joined her for a trial at her yoga class. She relayed the story as follows; ‘I was skeptical.