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De-Stress Your Life

Most of my clients come to a yoga class with the goal of leaving some stress behind. This past Tuesday, my friend Paula Guilbeault-Roballo, a classical homeopath, came to the studio and did a talk for us and the tips she shared were amazing!

Why do you want to keep doing yoga? Yoga is the modality that comes closest to a homeopathic treatment, Paula says. Focusing on the breath, and sending the breath deep into the lungs has an instant effect on your autonomous nervous system.

But in addition to yoga, Paula suggested that some of the food we eat may alleviate stress, but some others may trigger it.

Can a tight psoas lead to back pain?

In a previous article, I mentioned that back pain is one of the primary reasons for visiting your doctor. The pain is either a constant dull throbbing or a sharp pointed pain, and in a desperate attempt to resolve the issue, you trek all the way to your doctor... but what if you could take control and do something to feel better?
A major contributor to lower back pain is a tight psoas muscle, or rather group of muscles. The psoas group attach at the lumbar spine, run through the pelvis and then connect on the inside of the femur bone.

Mississauga discovers a healthy Refuge for Yoga

Latest Press Release - September 26, 2011
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Creating a healthy diet

In this day and age, where our pace is never fast enough, it is easy to turn to fast foods, simply because they are easy and tasty, producing an instant reward for the tired mind. Manyfast food restaurants now offer what they claim to be healthier choices, however, these items are often loaded with sugar and fat.
A yogic lifestyle and proper eating habits go absolutely hand-in-hand, and the foods you eat should create balance and harmony in your system.
Every person is different and to find your own balance and harmony, I encourage you to monitor the foods you eat to determine what works for you and what does not.

Headache remedy ~ Get relief from headaches

Do headaches prevent you from focusing?
By Claudine LaRochelle-ReischlLe Refuge Yoga, Mississauga

Have you ever found yourself at work, staring at the computer and unable to focus because of a headache?

If you feel pain on both the left and right sides of your head, gradually spreading down to the neck region, or if it feels as if the pain is originating from the neck region, you are probably suffering from a tension headache.
By far the most common form of headache, tension headaches are usually triggered by stress-related habits, such as poor posture, fatigue, and yes… being hunched over your desk staring at a computer.