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What is it like to be in a relationship when your partner doesn't practice?

  Ekaminhale InterviewsDerick Yu from Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver What is it like to be in a relationship when your partner doesn't practice?  In this weeks interview I spoke with long term Ashtanga practitioner Derick Yu about what it's like being in a relationship where his wife doesn't also practice. He also touches on how yoga has helped him deal with road rage and everyday life. Enjoy.......   Clint: You're in a relationship where you practice and your wife doesn't. How does that work? Like has it been a challenge or is she accepting, because I know there's probably a lot of people out there who have a similar situation. And some also have, their partner practices...

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Turmeric - 6 Reasons It's Essential for Healthy Body and Mind

Did you know that in India they have one of the lowest rates of dementia in the world?  It's believed that the reason is the high amount of turmeric in the Indian diet.  With the World Health Organization predicting by 2050 that cases of dementia are going to triple it's clear that we need to change how we live and what we eat if we want to maintain our health.[1] As yogis we have already taken the first step by doing our yoga but it's only one piece of the puzzle. The modern world presents new challenges that the yogis before us never faced and a large majority of these are a result of the modern lifestyle and diet. Although there...

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How Ashtanga Yoga Keeps You Young

One thing you notice when you meet people that have an Ashtanga practice is how young they look when you find out their chronological age. When I first met Derick at Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver I was amazed when he told me how old he was. The thing is that it's kind of normal in the Ashtanga community which leads me to ask the question - "Does yoga keep you young or does today's way of living make you old?" As with everything it's not black and white but multiple shades of grey.  My goal in life is to be as healthy and clear as I can in order to be a place to inspire, serve and benefit others. Ashtanga yoga is one piece...

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Travels and Trikonasanas: 5 tips to help you stay on the mat whilst travelling

 Ask any Ashtanga Yoga practitioner what they think of the practice and I guarantee the word “tough” would be somewhere on their list. As well as the amazing therapeutic offerings, this practice demands a certain discipline because, traditionally, it should be practiced 6 days a week. Even under normal circumstances this commitment is enough to turn some people away. And with good reason. The general challenges of life, like balancing work schedules with family, whilst still maintaining some form of social life can take precedence over the practice. But what about travel? At first glance, travelling should offer more freedom to practice and less of the day-to-day stresses distracting you from getting on your mat. However, it can be much...

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