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Slanking gir ikke bedre helse

I dag kom jeg over en interessant artikkel i Tidsskriftet som jeg ønsker å dele. ”Slanking fører ikke til mindre sykelighet og lavere dødelighet”, skriver Samdal og Meland. De viser til mange gode forskningsstudier. I stedet foreslår de en annen angrepsvinkel, som...

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Gratitude fosters happiness

One of my absolute favourite things to do is to say out loud all that I am grateful of. It makes me feel so good, blessed, and content with my life. Here is the science of why. Video from TED Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sokh9e2WGc Gratitude What I love...

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Reset your mind in 14 minutes

Lots of my students ask for exercises to reset their mind. Here's a great guided meditation class - try it out! A busy mind During a busy day our stress hormones, especially adrenaline and cortisol, increase. Our thoughts are easily distracted. Suddenly you realise...

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THE YOGA SCIENCE PROJECT

Are you new to yoga and a student in Oslo? Then you are a potential candidate for our study. Together we will find out whether yoga can improve student well being, sleep and academic performance.

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Gratitude fosters happiness

Gratitude fosters happiness

One of my absolute favourite things to do is to say out loud all that I am grateful of. It makes me feel so good, blessed, and content with my life. Here is the science of why. Video from TED Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sokh9e2WGc Gratitude What I love...

Reset your mind in 14 minutes

Reset your mind in 14 minutes

Lots of my students ask for exercises to reset their mind. Here's a great guided meditation class - try it out! A busy mind During a busy day our stress hormones, especially adrenaline and cortisol, increase. Our thoughts are easily distracted. Suddenly you realise...

The power of intention

The power of intention

The past seven months I've had the chance to learn more about pregnancy - first hand with a baby inside my belly and through scientific studies, books and conversations. And the more I learn, the more I've come to respect nature. It is almost unbelievable how women...

Yoga and the Immune system

Yoga and the Immune system

This article investigates the current literature on the link between yoga and our immune system. The result may be a bit surprising. What is yoga? Throughout the course of history, yoga has been praised for its wholistic approach to health, being able to affect the...

The anatomy of yogic breathing

The anatomy of yogic breathing

Breath is probably the most important part of a yoga class. Your teacher will repeat inhale and exhale for every single movement that you take, you practice pranayama and are urged to make an ocean sound with every cycle of breath.  Why do we do all this? What is...

Live Longer with a Balanced Posture

Live Longer with a Balanced Posture

A good posture is not a static position. It is a state of balance that accounts for all factors that alter your functional balance.  This implies constant reactivation of each and every one of your muscles. The goal is to find the point at which you use the least...

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