Yoga for Wellbeing

Yoga & weight loss: why you’ll never diet again

Type ‘yoga for weight loss’ into your search bar and you’ll be greeted with pages of research-based studies suggesting that yoga can help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. This research focuses on anything from the benefits of the physical practice to how reducing stress through yoga and mindfulness affects eating behaviours.

But, what about the Yamas and Niyamas?

What if adopting just ONE of the Yamas could help us to be healthier and happier? Is that even possible? Well, I think it is!

Brahmacharya the fourth Yama

Brahmacharya – the secret to inner joy

The fourth Yama – Brahmacharya There are so many different translations of the fourth Yama, Brahmacharya. I’ve heard it described as ‘moderation’, ‘correct use of energy’ and, most commonly, ‘celibacy’!  Because of the restrictive sounding nature of this Yama, many modern yogis might choose to ignore this one! However, I don’t give up on things …

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