Yoga and Pilates are both very effective in building strength and flexibility. They also promote body awareness, enhance proprioception, and promote mindfulness. Moreover, both methods have been shown to improve posture and heal physical imbalances (most particularly in the spine). With all their similarities, you might be wondering what sets the two of them apart. […]
There are many benefits to practicing backbends. By bringing the spine into extension, they help improve your posture and strengthen your back muscles. Additionally, backbends also help open up the front body—they help release your quadriceps and hip flexors, stretch the abdominals, and open up the chest and shoulders. Backbends are also particularly energizing. They […]
When you see or hear the word bacteria, you most probably think of the harmful microorganisms that wreak havoc in our bodies. After all, much of our daily routine involves getting rid of bad bacteria—from washing our hands with antibacterial soap, to cleaning our homes with disinfectants. Rarely do we think about good bacteria—the kind […]
Working from home can be quite challenging—and even busier and more hectic than working at an office. If you don’t have time to step on your mat, try this chair yoga sequence that you can squeeze in during your work day. The best part? These chair yoga poses only take 5 minutes of your time.
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher Courage isn’t always easy to find. Sometimes we need to dig deep. Especially these days with the world going topsy-turvy. If you’re feeling small and not sure how to […]
For older adults, exercise is essential for maintaining cardiovascular and skeletal health, promoting healthy cognitive function, and preventing age-related disease. However, if you’ve been sedentary for quite a while, it may be challenging to get back into the exercise habit again. Below are a few tips to help you reboot and restart your fitness routine […]