Yoga – History, Branches And Health Benefits

Apr 14 2015 0 Comments April 2015 pinned

Yoga is an ancient practice which unifies mind, body and spirit [TWEET THIS!].  The word yoga literally means ‘yoke’ or ‘join’ and derives from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit.   One of the joys of yoga is that everyone can start it, no matter what their age or their state of health or state of mind.  In this fast paced world, we are always in a rush and stressed to a certain degree and yoga allows us to centre ourselves, giving us a feeling of vitality, calm and well being. Long time yoga teacher and author, Shakta Kaur Khalsa, says “Yoga...

Running, Cycling, Rowing, Hiking – All Can Be Enjoyed By Blind Or Partially Sighted People

Mar 31 2015 0 Comments March 2015

Image credit: Flickr user Jiri Cech CYCLING Visually impaired or blind cyclists are enjoying cycling in many parts of the world through riding stoker on a tandem.  Stokers sit at the back of the bike and they greatly increase the speed of the tandem and are considered the power behind the throne.  The captain is the sighted guy at the front who is responsible for the steering, gears and brakes.  Until the stoker and the captain get used to each other’s riding styles, the captain will give a running commentary on the scenery, bends, holes in the road and the general...

Pregnant Exercises For Two – You And Baby

Mar 16 2015 0 Comments March 2015

Creating a new life is exciting and an enormous responsibility for all Moms-to-be.  In an ideal world, Moms-to-be should follow a good fitness and health routine for at least twelve months before they intend being pregnant, however, life often gets in the way of the best laid plans.  Whether you are an exercise bunny or you haven’t done any exercise in a while, regular pregnant exercises will benefit both you and baby. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says, “A woman’s overall health, including obstetric and medical risks, should be evaluated before prescribing an exercise programme.  Generally, the participation in...

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