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The Benefits of Practicing Hot Yoga

Yoga has been a guiding force for so many people on the planet for hundreds of years. One of the greatest things about yoga is its “go at your own pace” attitude designed to encourage the yogi to move in tune with his or her body, ignoring outside forces and doing what feels right for them.

There are so many types of yoga, from yin to hatha, and so many different ways to practice it, such as aerial or SUP.

One of the most popular types of yoga, however, is hot yoga – practiced in a heated room. Thinking of trying a class? Allow me to delve into the benefits hot yoga:

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Lotus Position 101

As a yoga teacher, I’ve found immense pleasure in delving into and expanding my knowledge about the practice. From adopting the yogic principles into my everyday life, to studying each pose for all that they have to offer – yoga is my inspiration.

Therefore, each month on the blog I’ll be giving you a taste of what you need to know about a specific pose, in the hopes that my writing will help strengthen and motivate your practice:

This month I’m going to be talking about Lotus Pose:

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Vegan Spotlight: BKK

As a vegan, restaurant menus and lunch dates can be tricky to navigate. Although most vegans I know don’t complain, and can always find something on a menu that they can eat, variety is the spice of life, and vegans deserve it outside of their kitchens too!

This month’s vegan spotlight is all about the delectable Thai restaurant, BKK:

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Tadasana 101

As a yoga teacher, I’ve found immense pleasure in delving into and expanding my knowledge about the practice. From adopting the yogic principles into my everyday life, to studying each pose for all that they have to offer – yoga is my inspiration.

Therefore, each month on the blog I’ll be giving you a taste of what you need to know about a specific pose, in the hopes that my writing will help strengthen and motivate your practice:

This month I’m going to be talking about Tadasana:

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Alternative ways to Exercise this summer

Summertime is when all of us Canadians collectively come out of our cozy caves and feel rejuvenated by the outdoor sunshine in our beautiful country! One of the loveliest ways to enjoy the warmer months, after long and dreary winters, is to get physically active in the heat.

There are a wide variety of outdoor exercise activities you can get up to this July and August. Here are some of my favourite ways to step outside of the gym and get moving in the great outdoors:

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At-Home Practice vs. Studio Practice

The space in which you do yoga is sacred. The room can have a major impact on your ability to relax and truly surrender to the present moment. While some people prefer to participate in yoga classes at a local studio, others find themselves yearning for the solitude that comes with practicing at home.

Why would someone choose either or? Here are some of the benefits of practicing yoga at a studio and at home:

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Seva 101

Our time on earth is sacred, and how we choose to spend it can say a lot about our internal compass. Through a Buddhist or Hindu karmic lens, it is believed that our actions in this existence determine our fate in future existences.

You’ve certainly heard the golden rule of treating others the way you’d like to be treated, which if acted upon, is a surefire way to achieve good karma!

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Vegan Spotlight: Tim Hortons

As a vegan, restaurant menus and lunch dates can be tricky to navigate. Although most vegans I know don’t complain, and can always find something on a menu that they can eat, variety is the spice of life, and vegans deserve it outside of their kitchens too!

This month’s vegan spotlight is all about the famous Canadian restaurant chain known as Tim Hortons:

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Why the Solstice is Sacred

As the warm air begins to fill our backyards, and sunshine soaked days feel less like a wintery dream and more of a reality, we gear up this week to celebrate the summer solstice, happening Friday, June 21st!

But why is the solstice so heavily regarded?

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How to Veganize your BBQ

With warm summery days finally upon us, we can now all officially celebrate: BBQ season has arrived! BBQ parties are one of the best ways to connect to your friends, family, and neighbours. For vegans – those sunny afternoons that bleed into perfect humid evenings can be the highlight of your summer if you know how to play things right!

While so many people still view barbecuing as an activity that primarily involves meat, vegans don’t need to be left out of the equation. Here are some of the top ways to veganize your BBQ:

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About Me

Hi! My name is Heather and I am a wife, mother, office manager, yoga and pilates teacher. And a vegan. I've committed to take back my life, embrace moving and clean, vegan eating. And I want to share it with you, so Yougista was created. You are welcome to join me on the journey. Yougista. Be You.

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