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The Importance of Yoga

3 Main Goals of Yoga

Yoga and health are integrally related. It is universally acknowledged that yoga helps in boosting your overall health and physique.  Yoga strengthens your inner core and mind as well.

In essence, yoga has three main goals. These are wellness of being, the ability to sit undisturbed in meditaiton and the awakening of Kundalini energy to asertain enlightenment.

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The Five Koshas Explained: How They Impact Your Yoga Practice & Life

This article is an edited extract from Kara-Leah’s second book, The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga. Find out more here.

by Kara-Leah Grant, author of The No-More-Excuses Guide to Yoga

Do enough research, and it seems we can find evidence that regular practice of yoga can positively impact everything from anxiety, depression, and panic attacks to thyroid conditions, sciatica and asthma. In fact, it could be said that yoga can positively impact anything that has to do with the functioning of our physical bodies, minds or emotions.

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Why It’s Important to be Flexible with Your Yoga Practice

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah intimately understands the psychology of maintaining a home yoga practice. Here she breaks down five ways to stay flexible and fluid even as your life shifts and changes so you can maintain a regular practice.

by Kara-Leah Grant

Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

Life is busy.

Most of us are juggling some combination of work, family, socialising, passions & hobbies and health & well-being. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, the things that we know make us feel the best – like regular yoga practice – can be the most difficult to maintain.

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Ten Principles for Creating Your Home Yoga Practice

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah shares ten basic principles on starting a home yoga practice. 

by Kara-Leah Grant

Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

As a yoga teacher, my goal is to inspire my students to practice yoga at home.

It’s great when people get themselves to classes three times a week, but the true benefits of yoga really start to unfold when you commit to just showing up on your mat by yourself and seeing what happens.

In a class, your focus is both internal and external. You’re listening to the teacher and watching the demonstrations while also paying attention to what’s going on inside of you.

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Does Your Mind Limit Your Yoga Practice?

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah did her first yoga class in 1996. She didn’t start a semi-regular practice until 2000, but for the last ten years has practiced almost every single day.

In this article she explores the frustrations and anguish that can come when the body doesn’t seem to respond to our dedicated practice.

by Kara-Leah Grant, Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

 

I’ve been practicing yoga for over a decade now, and I’m still tight and inflexible.

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Five Excellent Yoga Books to Add to Your Library

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah looks at the importance of surrounding yourself with a supportive community of friends – people who understand the spiritual path and can help you along it with honest and compassionate feedback and support. 

by Kara-Leah Grant, Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

I love books – and I especially love yoga books. I’ve even written one of my own :-). My library is mostly made up of yoga books, and I refer to them again and again. Here’s a selection of my favourite yoga reads.  

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Why Do I Resist my Yoga Practice When I Know it’s Good For Me?

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah has an intimate understanding of why we don’t do our home yoga practice even though we know it’s good for us, and we love it. Here she shares her personal insight into this quirk of the psyche.

by Kara-Leah Grant

Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

Been resisting your yoga mat lately?

It’s a common question I hear from readers and yoga students alike – why is it so hard to get on the mat when I know it’s good for me and I feel so good afterwards?

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How Regular Yoga Practice Creates Internal Equanimity

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah shares the moment when she realised how much her yoga practice was influencing her trust and faith in life.

by Kara-Leah Grant

Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

About five years ago now, I was working as a speechwriter for Ministers of Parliament in New Zealand. It was 2009 and the fall-out from the financial crisis was still on-going. Yet compared to everyone I around me, I was experiencing a degree of equanimity I’d never noticed before.

Why? Yoga. That’s why.

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What’s it Like to Complete Forty Days of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya?

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah is a big believer in daily yoga practice – and with the end of the year just been, it’s the perfect time to consider making the ultimate New Year’s Resolution. 

by Kara-Leah Grant

Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

 

Back in 2009, with the inspiration of one of the many Kriyas that Anmol publishes on this website, I decided I was going to commit to forty days of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya.

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How to take your asana, pranayama and meditation anywhere you go

Our popular contributor Kara-Leah takes a look at all the different ways we can fit yoga into our daily life – by getting creative!

by Kara-Leah Grant

Author of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.

 

Yoga on the dock- stunning!

Part of my mission as a yoga teacher and writer is to show people that asana, pranayama and meditation can happen anywhere, anytime – not just in a yoga class, at a yoga studio, in a gym or on your mat at home.