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Lost your sparkle? 7 tips to improve your mood and feel reinvigorated.

1. “All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good.” Repeat these words to yourself. You feel out of sorts because you’re not your usual self. Don’t discredit your feelings, acknowledge and accept them. …

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Yoga for Anxiety – Part 1

Anxiety is something we all experience. It can alert us to danger or to situations in our environment that make us feel uncomfortable. When it does this anxiety can be a useful tool. Occasionally, however, anxiety is experienced with an intensity that undermines our sense of wellbeing, causes us to think obsessively or negatively impacts the health of our bodies. When this is the case anxiety can be far more of a challenge. In addition to this, excessive worry impedes our body’s ability to heal itself effectively.

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Yoga for Healthy Aging – Part 2

Research now shows that a wide range of illnesses including those (like osteoporosis and arthritis) that are associated with aging are caused by, or worsened because of, stress. In this article we will take a look at some of these issues, and also at how yoga can help alleviate them.

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Yoga for Healthy Aging: Part 1

For many older students yoga is a means for alleviating discomfort once day-to-day activities have become more difficult. Simple movements that we take for granted when we’re younger can become challenging as we age and yoga can be an effective method for regaining functional mobility.

Yoga for Seniors



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Kinesiology 101

We were lucky enough this week to have a visit from Shades of Yoga’s resident Structural kinesiology and yoga therapy teacher. Queue… a fascinating session with lots of strange hand mudras and leg tapping…(from David not …

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