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Yoga & Meditation

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Ron Pogue

In today’s world, it can be hard to feel comfortable in our own skin. This is, in part, due to a growing plague of diet and fitness advertisements hinting that our happiness stems from a leaner version of ourselves. These advertisements have... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

While Whitehorse’s newest yoga studio True North Massage and Yoga just opened, it’s already setting itself apart from the other offerings in town. The yoga studio, located at 407 Black Street, opened mid-January. Since opening, its owners Sheila... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

According to Darwin Murray, after sitting in a desk all day, it is fun to get up and run, play games and meet new people before heading home from school. Tuesday after school, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., an enthusiastic group of children from Grades 4... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by Becky Striegler

Jonathan Henkelman lies on his back on a yoga mat, legs lifted and bent, the bottoms of his bare feet facing the ceiling. I am standing at his feet, looking down at him. He asks me to lean forward and let his feet press against my lower belly to... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-10-19

Think this whole mindfulness meditation thing is just woo-woo mumbo-jumbo that could never really do anything for you? Do you scoff at the idea and get defensive or evasive when the subject comes up? Your stress is real! Your pain is true! more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

For most of our Canadian lives, we are told that lasting bone strength is a glass or two of milk away. This is reflected heavily in the Canada’s Food Guide, which acts as a foundation piece for nutrition and wellness in doctors’ offices, ... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: Amit Singh

The yoga practiced today is not at all like it was practiced in the ancient past. Faeq Biria, a well known Iyengar Yoga teacher in Europe and the director of the Iyengar Yoga Centre in Paris said that Patanjali, who wrote the ancient text The... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Bhaktimarga Swami

“I have always had a fascination with the North.” I am on the phone with Bhaktimarga Swami, a 63-year-old monk in Toronto. We are talking about the visit to Whitehorse he has planned for late September. Better known as The Walking Monk, at 63 he... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-09-08

Mindful breath in, mindful breath out, mindful breath in why did he say that to me what a jerk I can’t believe he blamed me it’s not my fault, crap, right, mindful breath in… Yup, I know you’ve experienced this. Anyone who has ever tried to... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Audrey Skofenko

Today many people practice meditation for stress relief and to improve their overall quality of life. However, is there evidence that meditation is effective? If its effects can be proven, how can meditation be practiced by people with different... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Sandy McClintock

There are numerous ways to get into yoga - just ask any of the instructors at the newly-opened Soulstice Yoga Studio in Dawson City. One grew up doing sun salutations with her yoga-enthusiast mother; another took interest in hot yoga to improve... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Troy Suzuki

Dawson City – get ready for yoga with Sabu Chaitanya. He’s on his way to instruct a full one-month intensive in the Klondike. The course begins June 6 and concludes on July 1 and it’s called an “intensive” for a reason. It’s a comprehensive... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Denis Yakushevich

It is well-known that laughter is the best medicine. However, do we laugh enough in a normal life to get any benefit? Scientists say to get benefits from laughing one has to laugh 10 minutes continuously. Usually, life rarely provides us with... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: by Darrell Hookey

Some people like to “hit” the gym, to “pump” iron for those “ripped” abs. See a theme, there? Yoga, on the other hand, is all about movement and breath. Fair or not, yoga has a reputation, in some circles, as an exercise for women. more

Jun 18, 2015 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

I recently heard the term “supermarket spiritualism” to describe folks walking down the proverbial aisle picking and choosing bits and pieces from every spiritual practice imaginable. And then paying for it all at the checkout. more

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

The ancient martial arts and those who master them are often praised for their speed, power, and feats of incredible strength. Most people will likely think of Kung Fu or Karate, and conjure images of Bruce Lee's famous one-inch punch sending men... more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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