The one workout that can actually help with depression

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As anyone with depression or anxiety will tell you, life is full of dips and valleys. And during those dark days, one of the last things you probably want to do is get out of the house to hit up a crowded fitness class. But, rather than embarking on an epic Netflix binge from the comfort of your couch, several new studies say cuing up a home yoga video or hitting your favourite studio may alleviate some of the symptoms of depression.

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4 Must-Do Courses To Do This Autumn

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Why do a beginner’s course?

Beginners courses help build your practice week by week, creating a safe and fun way to learn. They are especially designed for students new to yoga who want to start with beginners course, and also to students who simply feel they could use a refresher before going (back) to practice. You will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher and will work at a pace that ensures learning. Our beginners’ courses provide an introduction from which ...

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Meat Free Monday

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Serving size: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • Kosher or sea salt
  • 1 pound Chinese long beans or green beans, sliced on the diagonal into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce, or more as needed
  • 1/4 cup no-salt-added homemade or store-bought vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 3 or 4 dried arbol chile peppers, stemmed and thinly sliced (seeded, if desired)
  • 4 to 6 scallions (white and light-green parts), thinly sliced

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to ...

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Loving Kindness Mini Retreat

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Loving Kindness Mini Retreat

During summer we are at the midpoint of our calendar year in season characterised by growth and abundance. In this workshop, we’ll focus on methods for being able to see more fully and experience this abundance through the methods of metta meditation & mindfulness practices. We’ll cool the fires of summer through a relaxing restorative practice. The workshop includes pranayama, inward-focussed practice of yoga during which time we’ll have the opportunity to engage in loving kindness and ...

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Top 5 Steps To Mindfulness

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If you’re looking to get down to the core of what wellbeing is really about, then look no further! Read on for a selection of tips and tricks that will help you to think and feel your best this summer…

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness has been recommended by the Department of Health and other healthcare professionals as a therapeutic practise that can help people to achieve an improved state of wellbeing. The idea is that we become more aware of our behaviours, thoughts, ...

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Something Yum For the Weekend!

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Delicious Quinoa Brownies

These Quinoa brownies have the perfect gluten free headline of being completely flour less and grain free – yet they are also a treat for everyone else. They are really easy to make, so they’re another good one for making with children. We think the ideal brownie should be slightly gooey in the middle, and not cakey at all. To achieve this perfection it’s important not to overbake them. They should still have a bit of wobble when they come out of the oven. The chocolate chips we use ...

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Is Yoga & Pilates As Effective As Physical Therapy For Back Pain?

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Is yoga & Pilates as effective as physical therapy for back pain?

Whether you pinched a nerve, pulled a muscle, or suffer from chronic back pain, it’s long been thought that the most effective cures for the all-too-common aches are rest and physical therapy. And while both options are smart (and you should always check in with your doctor to weigh in on your situation), new studies indicate that the solution to your pesky pain may actually be getting active.

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7 Mindfulness Tips That Will Make You Happier

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In your life’s journey, are you the passenger, or the pilot? You wake up in the morning, drink coffee, go to work, have lunch, go to the gym, eat dinner, go to sleep, and repeat. But are you truly engaged in these activities? Do you feel wholeness and meaningfulness, as if you are living with intention and purpose? Or, do you simply go through the motions, riding on a conveyer belt without much control over where you are going, or ...

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Summer Special for New Students: 60 Days of Yoga for £60

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Summer Special for New Students: 60 Days of Yoga for £60

Interested in starting yoga this summer? Starting today, we are offering a summer yoga special of 60 days for £60 (that’s a £1 a day!) This is the perfect way to start or deepen your practice while exploring the many classes offered at Yogalilies.

Special Details:

  • Yogis new to Yogalilies only
  • Can only be purchased from 6th June – 30th June
  • Valid from moment of first use to latest expiration 1st September
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