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Choosing Eco friendly Yoga Props

5 Ways to a Greener Yoga Practice

It’s a given that we experience fantastic benefits to our health and well-being from practicing yoga, but can we also make our yoga practice beneficial for the environment?

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How to create a 5-star ‘DIY’ yoga retreat at home.

'DIY' Yoga Retreat at Home

Yep, those yoga retreat ads in the glossy mags look amazing. Don’t despair! With planning, you can design a nourishing, budget-friendly retreat at ‘Chez YOU’!

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A beginner’s Guide to Yoga Styles

A beginner’s Guide to Yoga Styles

OK, you’ve got your mat, a fancy new pair of stretchies and now what? It’s time to put your money where your ‘asana’ is and try a yoga class! But how do you choose which one...

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Four ways to use a yoga strap

Four Ways to Use a Yoga Strap

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a complete newbie, there are times when we can all use a little help to reach further and go deeper in certain yoga poses .

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3 Poses to Ease a Cranky Back

3 Poses to Ease a Cranky Back

Got a cranky back? You’re not alone - recent statistics show about 3.7 million Australians (16% of the population) have back problems, and that around 70–90% of u

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New Year, New Yoga, New You!

New Year, New Yoga, New You!

Are you hoping to practice yoga at home this year? Perhaps the notion is high on your 2017 New Year resolution list, sandwiched between quitting sugar (once and for all!)

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Meditation and the Mind

Meditation and the Mind

Anyone who has practiced meditation or is interested in practicing meditation has had to, or will have to confront the mind. What do you do with this psychic instrument

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Choosing a Yoga Mat

Choosing a Yoga Mat

What yoga mat is right for me? Given the broad range of yoga mats available, this is a typical question we get asked at Stretch Now. Mats are made of different materials

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Organic Cotton Farming

Organic Cotton Farming

Last December a couple of us from Stretch Now travelled to India where many of our organic cotton yoga and meditation props are made. We made a short video of the .

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How To Use a Wave Bolster

How to Use a Wave Bolster

Stretch Now is always looking at developing new products that support your yoga practice and we have recently created some new accessories and colour designs that we

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Making the Time to Meditate

Making the Time to Meditate

I believe one of the greatest challenges in establishing a fulfilling meditation practice is related to what appears to be the simplest ingredient. Time: finding the time or

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Creating the Space for Meditation

Creating the Space for Meditation

Recently I moved house. I had been living abroad for several years and when I returned to Australia I lived with members of my family until I found a place of my own

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