Topic: yoga

  • Best Yoga Studios in Canada

    Recently, Halifax Yoga was honoured to be chosen as one of the best yoga studios in Canada, by Stylight, in their lifestyle section in celebration of International Yoga Day on June 21 .

     
    Our studio manager, Laura Gibson was interviewed and shared the following with Stylight readers:
    “get on your mat and have compassion for yourself. The rest will happen organically. There are …

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  • Chaturanga Dandasana

    Chaturanga Dandasana
    A pose, a mirror and an experience often missed.
    “Chaturanga Dandasna”!  We hear it called over and over again in a vinyasa flow practice. What is it that we need to know about this pose that rolls off of the tongue, often with vigor?!
    In sanskrit, Chaturanga Dandasana translates to “four(Chatur) limb(anga) staff (Danda) pose (asana). Often mistaken to mean high and low plank pose encompassed in …

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  • Yoga & Focus – Why Yoga is so good for Mental Health

    Please, welcome our Guest Blogger, Stephanie Osberg from Osberg Health. Stephanie is an active member of our yoga community at Halifax Yoga.

    Yoga’s spiritual tradition and mind-body approach provides a multifaceted tool for improving focus. We explore new asanas when we meet them, testing them, testing us. Practicing builds a relationship between us; learning each pose until we feel it in our fibers. A …

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  • Podcasts – A Few of Our Favourites!

    There are so many podcasts out there these days, it can be difficult to find the right one for the moment. Podcasts are fantastic to pass the time while commuting, waiting for appointments, to relax with on vacations, and to enjoy while cooking. Simply put, podcasts go where you go. You can stream podcasts, or download them to your device. Even though books are often …

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  • Earth Day Everyday

    Earth day was on Sunday this past weekend. We hope everyone was able to take some time and celebrate the Earth. It was a gorgeous day here in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It truly felt like a spring day.
    As yogis, we honour the Earth, we speak to being grounded, and Ahimsa. Ahimsa is one of the 5 yamas. Yamas are guidelines for yogis, either ethical, …

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  • 5 Keys to Manifesting Successfully

    This past weekend, Halifax Yoga hosted a Mala making workshop with MagikMala. It was so fun and an amazing experience to share with the community. We created individual malas after we meditated and worked on creating an intention to manifest with our malas.

    Manifestation uses the principles of the law of attraction, “the law of attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive …

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  • What is Grounding?

    The irony that today I struggled to feel grounded, when I set out to write about being grounded, is not lost on me. The day has been full of sunshine and the earth has been calling out to me. Both before I went into the studio and as I left, I walked by the lake breathing in the fresh spring air. Mid-afternoon I gave up …

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  • Being Part of a Yoga Community

    We conclude most yoga classes by bowing our heads and saying together, “Namaste”. Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” Source. Another meaning of Namaste is “The Light in me, honours the light in you.” Source. By saying Namaste together at the end of class we are establishing a sense …

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  • 5 Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox 2018

    In the northern hemisphere, the Spring Equinox occurs on Tuesday, March 20th. It is the date where both day and night are equal in length. Spring is traditionally a time of rebirth, fertility, and balance. Spring brings new energy and balance both in nature and in people. You may be feeling inspired as all the new life begins to awaken in nature around us.

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  • How to Break Your Yoga Break

    Everything in life has its ebbs and flows and your yoga practice is no exception. You are not alone if it has been a while since you have been to your mat. The beauty of yoga is that when you are ready, yoga will meet you where you are. Seane Corn’s advice  is “One aspect of the practice of yoga is that it can increase …

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