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Yoga for a Healthy Spine

posted by:Sally Parkes, currently a key member of HFE's technical expert team

Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that seeks to connect the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of the body. Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, it literally translates to ‘unity of the mind and body with the universal spirit’. The traditional style of this 5000-year-old practice aims to help students overcome a number of physical, mental and spiritual limitations with the goal of realising the self – the ultimate goal of yoga is enlightenment. Traditional yoga is still seen by many to be on the fringe of a religion; however the modern practice is somewhat different from the original linage.

Tags:yoga, yoga anatomy, yoga asana, yoga poses, yoga for healthy spine, yoga for your back

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Breaking the UK Barriers for Pilates Instructors to offer Pilates apparatus sessions to customers in UK & Europe

posted by:Chris Onlsow from Mbodies Training Academy

In our series of articles by Chris Onslow from MBodies Training Academy, we look into breaking the UK barriers that many Pilates instructors face, starting with an example from an instructor named Sarah:

Tags:Pilates, Align-Pilates, Pilates Studio Equipment

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Helping Future Olympians

posted by:MAD-HQ

MAD-HQ recently donated some massage goodies for the team of elite rowers that are aspiring to compete in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. They currently train at the Leander Club which has an unsurpassed record in rowing achievements. It is home to heroes such as Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent, double gold medallists James Cracknell, Steve Williams and Pete Reed, and the champions of tomorrow.

Tags:Rehab, Massage Equipment, Fitness Accessories

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