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British Wheel of Yoga member review of The Physiology of Yoga

Want to find out what to expect from The Physiology of Yoga before you buy? Find British Wheel of Yoga member, Monica Fryer’s review below. Twenty years ago when I began my yoga teaching journey, it was hard to find books specifically on the anatomy and physiology of yoga. After an injury, curiosity led me to look outside of the yoga community to study with strength-based professionals, and biomechanic teachers, including Jules Mitchell, writer of [The Physiology of Yoga] foreword and author of Yoga Biomechanics. With more than 20 years of experience in anatomy and physiology, combined with a passion for yoga, the writers saw a gap in yoga anatomy education that leaves some yoga teachers misinformed or unnecessarily fearful of hurting their students. The Physiology of Yoga looks at how the body’s systems work, function together, and how the body is affected when we practice yoga. Delving into evidence-based research of yoga practices, instructions, and some common conditions they explore myths or facts. So, on a physiological level what happens to our bodies during …

Recognising the importance of health and wellbeing as winter comes

As winter is fast approaching the importance of health and wellbeing in winter is key as it can be difficult to know the best ways to stay on top of your health and wellbeing with the change in seasons, shorter days and colder months. In this article we worked with partners Future Fit Training, to bring you some top tips on how to recognise and maintain your mental health and wellbeing throughout this time of year.

How nutrition impacts overall wellbeing

Introduction Understanding the importance of the link between nutrition and well-being can be difficult when several articles or online sources are telling you different things. We worked with health and fitness industry leaders at Future Fit to bring you some clear insights into ways nutrition can impact your overall well-being. Future Fit provide Nutrition Courses which are written and taught by experts in their field. 

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Running through menopause

Your body will be experiencing plenty of changes as you reach perimenopause and menopause, so it is understandable that your body may be responding differently to your usual training. Adapted from Breakthrough Women’s Running we explore some ways you can offset the negative effects of menopause.

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Understanding foods that build muscle

Building muscle is the perfect combination of training and nutrition, they come hand in hand in order to see results or reach goals. We worked with Future Fit Training to bring you everything you need to know regarding nutrition for building muscle. The key to nutrition in building muscle is eating nutritious and high-protein meals as well as incorporating carbohydrates and fats as sources of energy. Guest author Future Fit Training explore foods to help you build muscle.

The truth about yoga

Yoga has an abundance of benefits for the mind and body. As someone who teaches your practices yoga yourself you may often hear claims about yogas impact, but are they all true? In these post we explore some common claims about yoga to cut the fact from the fiction, adapted from The Physiology of Yoga.