Immunity Boost

Avoid Colds and the Dreaded Flu

You probably aren’t thinking about colds and flu when you’re packing your lunch, cooking dinner or gulping a smoothie after yoga class. But the foods you eat can have a powerful effect on your body’s ability to ward off everyday bugs, whether it’s the office cold everyone’s passing around or…

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Mindful Eating + Recipe Zucchini Bread

The first step toward changing your eating habits is to become aware of what and why you eat. Then your plate, like your life, can be delightfully full. By Lynn Ginsburg and Mary Taylor The muesli is in the bowl, the banana is sliced, and the first bite is at…

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How to receive: The yoga of give and take

MY GENEROUS MOTHER could never receive a gift. On Christmases and birthdays, my brothers and I would each offer her something we thought she’d like – a jumper, a piece of jewellery, a certificate for a massage. She’d say, “Thank you,” of course. But she’d put the jumper in the…

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Embracing impermanence: Now we begin our practice

LIVING WITH A BUSY FAMILY, I often feel just like one of the Tibetan monks I once saw making an intricately designed sand mandala. For months, they bent over the ground, arranging the sand grain by grain, and once their beautiful creation was complete, they cheerfully destroyed it in the…

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Authentic Activism: An interview with Seane Corn

AYJ – How did you come to activism and the creation of your organisation Off the Mat Into the World? How are these two things (yoga and activism) related for you? Seane – I have been involved with activism and social justice issues since the ’80’s. I worked as a…

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A Tea Ritual to Rest & Digest: Steeped in Goodness

After water, tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world and has been for centuries. It comes in six different forms: white, yellow, black tea, pu-erh, oolong and green. It is also common for herbal to be hedged under this same classification. Herbal tea however, is accurately referred to…

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