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Yoga for Back Pain | Relieving Sciatica

Are you struggling with sciatica or lower back pain?  Living with pain in your back can make day to day activities a living hell. Simple tasks like lifting things and sitting at a desk at work can become agonizing. In this short guide MatMat shows you how yoga can help you ease your back pain and avoid you having to endure future pain.  Yoga poses stretch and strengthen muscles throughout the body which can release the pain you are feeling.  If you’re already practicing yoga but you’re looking for a mat to protect your back during practice, check out our range of eco-friendly yoga mats.  No more bad back, freedom to move and a gradual build-up of core strength.  Note: MatMat advises that...

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Yoga Goals: 5 Tips for Tracking Yoga Progress

A lot of our yogis often ask us the best way to track their yoga progress. This quick guide gives you 5 simple ways you can keep an eye on your yoga goals, whether that is to improve your balance, work on stretches for flexibility or strengthen your core muscles. However, we must remember that yoga is a personal journey and each of our goals will vary from one person to the next. There is no need to compare yourself to any other yogi and building up daily yoga practices, for whatever reason, takes time. Though our yoga training and goals may vary, there are some simple ways that we have found that help us to monitor the success, improvement,...

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7 Best Yoga YouTube Channels - Yoga and Meditation Videos

Looking for the best yoga YouTube channels in 2019?  MatMat have it covered from the best restorative meditation and yoga videos to yin yoga YouTube videos. Yoga beginners or full-blown yogi masters use YouTube now to connect with the wider yoga community.  Let’s jump in to MatMat's picks for home yoga practice:      1. Yoga with Adriene: Best Home Yoga Instructor  Adriene Mishler is probably the biggest yoga star on YouTube with over 4million subscribers and hundreds of thousands of views on her videos.  Adriene is so likeable, often interjecting with funny little comments mid poses. “Yoga with Adriene” was the most googled yoga workout in 2019.  Her videos vary in content and in yoga style – Our personal favourites are her 30-day yoga challenges which encourage...

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Best Grip Yoga Mat - How to Stop Slipping

“Where can I find a high grip yoga mat?” “My sweaty hands and feet are making a slippery yoga mat that I have no grip on?” “My new yoga mat is too slippery. How can I make it less slippery and more sticky?”  These are the complaints we hear in yoga classes all the time. Wondering how to keep hands from slipping? Invest in an anti-skid, natural rubber, even-when-wet grip yoga mat. Choosing the best yoga mat for sweaty palms is an essential factor when considering investing in a high-quality product. When buying a yoga mat for grip, there are 5 key things to consider: material, texture, give, sweat and type of yoga practice. We will spend a lot of...

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10 Stress Management Techniques: How to Escape a Stressful Day at Work

So, you’ve had another stressful day at work and you’re looking for some stress management tips. Well, you’ve come to the right place as I’ve lined up 10 stress management techniques that will reduce anxiety and help you escape the stress at work.  The stress hormones are the same hormones that trigger your “fight or flight” response. This response is designed to protect you in an emergency by preparing you. When this happens day after day, it can put your health at risk so let’s walk you through some stress management techniques to help combat anxiety. Your stress levels are linked to your overall health and so it’s important that we take some time to manage stress symptoms and relieve...

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