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Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio

Welcome to the blog of Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio. Here you will find articles and announcements for what's happening here at TAYS! Check out our posts on yoga, personal growth, healing, meditation, mindfulness and more.

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5 Tips for a Fruitful Meditation Practice

5 Tips for a Fruitful Meditation Practice by Kerry McInnes M.Sc.PT


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All About Seniors YTT with Jean Short!

People aged 65 and older are both the fastest growing and largest age group in Canada.  Yoga draws more and more interest and participation from those aged 65+ as the benefits to health and the performance of activities of daily living are recognized.  People ages 65+ most often come to our yoga classes with multiple health issues, so it is imperative that yoga instructors working with this population learn how to teach with safety and confidence.

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~ A blog post by Kelsey Power


I first stepped into Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio on a whim.

I’d been searching for a place to engage on a rather deep level with my practice. I wanted to gain an understanding of yoga, which would dispel the many questions I had about what it was I was doing when I stepped onto a mat.

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Historic Visit with Bryan Kest, by Kelsey Power

Bryan Kest is coming to Halifax! The creator of Power Yoga is teaching a weekend workshop this April.

American yogi all-star Bryan Kest is collaboratively being hosted by several yoga studios the weekend of April 28-30th in Halifax. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio’s 20th year.

The founder of Power Yoga will be at the Delta Halifax’s Baronet Ballroom with room for 150 students these dates.

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How Cobra Pose Gave Birth to MDT

Hi Everyone,

Recently I completed a certification in something called MDT which is short for Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, also known as the McKenzie method. This system of physiotherapy was developed based the clinical experience of Robin McKenzie from New Zealand.

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Yoga and Chronic Pain

by Alison Kavanaugh, PT Student


What is chronic pain?

By definition chronic pain is pain that lasts 3 months or longer. It affects ∼15% of adolescents and 20% of adults in Canada (1). Chronic pain can result from a known cause, such as surgery or inflammed joints, or as a consequence of a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis. However, often the cause is unknown. Because chronic pain is complex and multi-dimensional it can be difficult to treat.

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Yoga & Back Pain Part 2: The Results and Limitations of Current Science.

by Alison Kavanaugh, PT Student

In Part 1: Yoga & Back Pain, we mentioned that there is a new growing body of evidence supporting yoga as an effective treatment for back pain. Yoga is among the most commonly used complementary treatments for this condition. (1) But just how effective is yoga in patients with back pain?

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Yoga and Back Pain. Part 1.

  by Alison Kavanaugh, PT student from Dalhousie University

Earlier this week we blogged about the rate, cause and side effects of yoga injuries. The current research shows that although injuring yourself in yoga is rare, of the side effects reported, the most common was back pain!

At first glance this information may seem alarming, however this finding may be in parallel with other evidence, which document back injury among most common injuries in general. Up to 85% of the population can expect to experience at least some back pain in their lifetime. (1)

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Yoga Injuries: How Often Do They Happen? What Do We Need to Know?

   by Alison Kavanaugh, Physiotherapy Student from Dalhousie University


"For yoga teachers and students this means approaching the practice with a sense of balance - using yoga for all its benefits while maintaining caution when executing more advanced poses."


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108 Days Reflections. Happy Mothers Day.

It has been three weeks since the end of the 108 Days of Yoga challenge and I have reflected on the results of actually engaging in the practice relative to my own personal intentions with this practice at the beginning.