Did you know we sponsor free community yoga classes? Africa Yoga Project teacher Paska Atim John teaches yoga to local adults and children in Lamu Town and Shela every week. Check out all the initiatives we sponsor to support our beautiful community here, and join us if you can.
The Fascinating Story of Yoga in Cuba
Take a trip to the tiny Caribbean island with a lot of soul by reading this piece on “the grandfather of Cuban yoga.” Excerpt: “The conditions are minimalist—students rest in Savasana on a small area of tiled floor space, surrounded by empty walls with peeling paint and views of lush, fertile jungle outside. [Eduardo] Pimentel dreams of one day selling his … Read More
Ever Hear of Yin Yoga?
Cool essay in Vogue about The Hardest Yoga You’ve Never Tried, a style that focuses more on stillness than movement. But don’t let the pace fool you, the writer says, it can be “excruciating and elating.” And it might help with chronic symptoms. Here’s an excerpt: Yin is the underdog of the yoga world, likely because its quiet, inward-focused nature means … Read More
Doctors Are Integrating Yoga Into Treatment
We liked this Casey Health Institute article on WTOP, which highlights and promotes complementary therapies in primary medical care. Excerpt: Research is increasingly showing yoga can help with “back pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia,” and it can “help reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and hypertension,” according to Yoga Journal. It’s also been shown to help with the side effects of cancer treatment. … Read More
The Age Defying Benefits of “Laughter Yoga”
This Quartz article pulls together medical research from around the world on the health benefits of laugh therapy. Excerpt: In Japan, healthy elderly people have shown significantly increased bone mineral density and improved moods after once-weekly therapeutic laughter exercise sessions of 30-minutes for three months. Iranian doctors who studied the effect of laughter therapy on elderly subjects have also concluded that … Read More