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Welcome to the Bathtub Yoga blog! This blog is curated by Susan Atkinson, founder of Bathtub Yoga. It's full of resources, tips, insight and ways to get the most out of your Bathtub Yoga experience. Please poke around and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have a question!

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My Favorite Bath Activity? Doing Absolutely Nothing!

Yoga teaches us that slow breathing is your doorway to a peaceful mind.

 

Evenings are the time to unwind, relax, and prepare for sleep. A hot bath helps us to let go of the tensions of a busy day- both mental and physical tensions. Sometimes the transition of “doing” and “thinking” a thousand things during our crazy,chaotic days to “being or experiencing” a meditative [...]

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Benefits of a Hot Bath & Why it Feels So Good!

A hot soak encourages the deeper flow of blood and lymph throughout the body as vessels dilate. Endorphins are also released as our body temperature rises.

A hot bath, or soak in hot water raises our body temperature. Several benefits of this rise include: Improved blood circulation, Improved lymph circulation, detoxification, increased metabolism and [...]

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Yoga for Longevity and Anti-aging

Two contributors to aging? Poor Posture and Stress. Solution? Yoga for anti aging!

According to author Suza Francina who wrote ” The New Yoga for People Over 50″, yoga prevents and corrects the most visible symptom of aging- the rounding & shortening of the spine. Can you feel your self sitting up taller [...]

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Relieving Gardening Aches and Pains with Bathtub Yoga

As satisfying as gardening can be, the physical aspects can be challenging! Pushing and pulling actions of weeding and wheelbarrow work engages your upper arms, chest, shoulders and back muscles. To reach and bend for planting you engage your core abdominal and back muscles. Kneeling, squatting and bending engages your hips, knees ankles and [...]

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6 Reasons to Breathe Long , Slow, and Deep

1. Shallow breathing cheats your body of optimal oxygen intake and is inefficient and does not remove all gaseous wastes. Shallow breathers tend to breath more from their chest instead of breathing fully into their abdomen. A yoga breathing technique: Breath thru your nostrils on inhalation and exhalation.

2. Stronger, deeper breaths result in [...]

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How Lymphatic Self Massage Can Keep You Healthy

Our lymphatic system plays an essential role in maintaining our health through accidents, season climatic changes, infections, illness ,disease, parasites and pollution. It protects us from harmful bacteria, viruses, abnormal cells, and toxins. No small task!

Just as our veins and arteries circulate blood, our lymph system carries lymph, a fluid rich in immune-system cells. [...]

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Yoga Tips to Support Good Bowel Function and Avoid Constipation

Constipation involves sluggish, infrequent, or even pain in elimination. Common causes can include poor eating habits , lack of physical movement,& excessive stress. Slow “bowel transit time” (BTT) can contribute to disorders ranging from mild gas and discomfort all the way to intestinal and rectal cancer. Experts define optimal BTT is once a day. How [...]

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Insomnia- 6 Yogic Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep

Slowing down your nervous system is key to falling asleep.

Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep, or to stay asleep. As you lay awake , possibly worrying,you may feel your nervous system is “reved up” on high, called hyper arousal. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a switch you could [...]

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Gratitude and Yoga

Woman Placing Palms Together

“If the only prayer you said your whole life was ‘thank you’, it would be enough.” —Meister Eckhart

To be grateful is to be thankful or appreciative. Gratitude is a feeling, emotion, or attitude in acknowledgement of benefit that one has received. It is valued by religions and cultures throughout history.

Gratitude can literally shift [...]

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Kegels and Yoga

A Kegel exercise is a squeezing of the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles work in coordination with the abdominal muscles to form a “girdle” around the lower part of the torso. Named after Dr. Kegel, these muscles attach to the pelvic bone and act like a hammock. This “hammock” supports the small intestine, colon, bladder, [...]

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