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Michelle Newton

Michelle Newton

Michelle has been practicing yoga for over 12 years and has studied it in depth in both Australia and India. She is also interested in meditation, ayurveda, energetic healing and traditional Chinese medicine among many other therapies. When not writing about the wealth of wisdom in these therapies, Michelle edits and writes for business and corporate - a far cry from natural therapies! Michelle believes the best therapies though are fresh air, deep breaths, laughter, the ocean, good friends, and of course regular yoga classes.

Recent articles by Michelle Newton

Yoga for Hypertension

Jan 10, 2012

Studies have found that yoga may modestly reduce high blood pressure.

How to Boost Your Immunity with Meditation

Dec 20, 2011

New research shows meditation is good for your physical wellbeing, improving both the physical and emotional responses to stress.

What Does Namaste Mean in Yoga?

Dec 12, 2011

You’ll hear it at the beginning and end of a yoga class. But what does “namaste”, and the hand gesture, really mean?

What Does Vinyasa Mean in Yoga?

Dec 9, 2011

Often used to describe a style of yoga, vinyasa is a Sanskrit word which describes the way one moves from one asana – or yoga pose – to another.

What are the Yoga Sutras?

Dec 8, 2011

If you want the definitive answer to the question, “what is yoga?” you’ll find it in the Yoga Sutras.

What to Expect at Your First Yoga Class

Dec 7, 2011

So you’ve been hearing about how good yoga is and have finally decided to take the plunge and go to a class to find out for yourself.

Manage Anger with Meditation

Nov 22, 2011

Anger often gets bad press as a negative emotion, but it is a normal human emotion with distinct physiological reactions.

The Cleansing Practices of Yoga

Nov 21, 2011

Yoga is often understood to be a system of physical poses to keep the body fit and flexible and to help the mind to be calm and relaxed.

Why Meditate?

Nov 11, 2011

There are sound physiological and psychological benefits to a regular meditation practice.

Is Yoga Cardio Exercise?

Nov 11, 2011

Cardio exercise is a vital part of maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy heart, but can a yoga practice be enough to set your heart racing?

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