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AHIMSA HEALTH BLOG #7 – 2017

Fun It was Albert Einstien himself who once said, “play is the highest form of research,” and this couldn’t be more accurate for children. Through play, a child learns, and because play is a happy experience, good feelings are attached to learning. The play instinct...

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AHIMSA HEALTH BLOG #6 – 2017

Ahimsa and the Idea of Do No Harm Ahimsa; the beautiful concept of doing no harm. It encourages you to be kind, gentle, compassionate, and peaceful to all things. ‘Ahimsa’ is the first of the five ‘yamas’ of ashtanga yoga, which are ethical, moral and societal...

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AHIMSA HEALTH BLOG #5 – 2017

The joys of yoga Have you ever noticed a certain ‘glow’ about the people who emerge from yoga studios? For one, their activewear is always en pointe, and their brightly-coloured mats are tucked firmly under one arm. But it’s more their body language that draws the...

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AHIMSA HEALTH BLOG #4 – 2017

Physical Benefits of Yoga The secret is out: yoga is good for you. Very good for you. Well, while we’re on the subject, any physical activity is beneficial; the very act of moving is beneficial. But few exercises, sports, or workouts have the unique physical rewards...

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AHIMSA HEALTH BLOG #3 – 2017

Building Confidence Confidence. It’s something we all want but often don’t have, something that grows with time and experience but can easily be knocked out of shape. It’s one of life’s most valuable possessions. Confidence is defined as ‘the belief in yourself and...

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AHIMSA HEALTH BLOG #2 – 2017

In case you haven’t noticed, life is full of distractions. Whether you’re young or old, male or female, there’s plenty happening to keep us both entertained and preoccupied. We move from one thing to another like a bee going from flower to flower, often leaving tasks...

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AHIMSA HEALTH BLOG #1 – 2017

When was the last time you thought about how busy you are? Was it two days ago? Two hours ago? Two minutes ago? If you’re anything like me, it probably wasn’t long ago at all, because busyness has become a way of life to most of us. I’m sure everyone you know is busy...

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Ahimsa Health Blog #6

Experience vs theory. Understanding the concept of something is different to understanding its practical application. In children's yoga classes instead of saying ‘calm down’ we give practical exercises that make the child feel calm. Instead of saying ‘believe in...

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Ahimsa Health Blog #5

A 2003 study by California State University, Los Angeles found that yoga improved students' behavior, physical health and academic performance, as well as attitudes toward themselves. That same year, Leipzig University reported that yoga reduces feelings of...

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Ahimsa Health Blog #4

“Ashtanga Yoga is the washing machine for the mind”, Guruji used to say. It washes the mental patterns of self-doubt and self criticism. With yoga practice children learn to focus on tending a task one breath at a time with a calm concentration. They begin to see a...

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Ahimsa Health Blog #3

Our Yoga Intelligence Program for Early Education (YIPEE) begins teaching children from the age of two the art of focusing using tried and tested body-awareness techniques. When we are more focused, our efficiency levels increase and we have more energy for the task...

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Ahimsa Health Blog #2

Ahimsa Health presents (YIPEE), a program that helps children cultivate a focused mind that enables optimal learning in the coming years of education. The physical aspect of the YIPEE (Yoga Intelligence Program for Early Education) enhances your child’s ability on...

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