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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

YOGA: Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) for sufferers of hypertension or heart disease

By Geeta Maraj October 23rd, 2013 Edition This 12 position asana (exercise) in yoga is one of the most rewarding and energizing of stretches. The...

“Siddung an’ Seckle Yuhself”

BY: TRISHA CURLING “Siddung an’ Seckle Yuhself” As a child, I was often told some variation of this, especially from my Jamaican grandmother. I knew...

Pull Up a Chair

BY: TRISHA CURLING Yoga can appear to be quite intimidating, especially if we think that the only way to practice is if we are already...

YOGA: The benefits of chanting (Mantra Yoga)

By Geeta Maraj January 1st, 2014 Edition We often view chanting as a spiritual practice. The term chanting brings to mind Buddhist monks in their...

Yoga & Aromatherapy

BY EMILIE CLOSS One thing that always goes well with yoga is essential oils. Lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus. It awakens the senses and can promote...

Yoga Teachers Helpful or Harmful

BY MELISSA GOODMAN We have all heard or read articles on how yoga can be dangerous. Articles that highlight the dangers of yoga often look...

YOGA: Prevention of Pneumonia in the Elderly through Yoga

By Geeta Maraj August 14th, 2013 Edition As we age our muscles tend to become weaker. This is especially the case when we are lacking a...

I “Gut” A Feeling

BY PRIYA ALI Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I just have a gut feeling”?  Gut feeling is a phrase most of us use to...

The Importance of Silence

By Geeta Maraj August 13th Edition Silence exerts a power of its own, where introspection, reflection, and tranquility of the mind lends greater ground for peace...

Relationship With Your Yoga Mat?

BY: TRISHA CURLING  Ok, I know it sounds weird, and I was a little hesitant to put it on paper, but I think it is...

Community News

Supporting GTA Seniors A-Supreme Foundation Holds 3rd Annual Grand Charity Gala

BY: JELANI GRANT  Though the Jamaica Diaspora Conference came and went more than two months ago, Jamaicans continue to celebrate 55 years of independence in...

A Brand Of African Inspired Print Skirts For All Women And Girls

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  In a society where Eurocentric fashion styles and brands have predominated the mainstream, one fashion designer has taken on the task of...

SmartTerm Essay Competition for Caribbean Schools

BY: LEANNE BENN When it comes to the education systems in many Caribbean islands, there is one factor that may be common in most public...

From Toronto to Dominica with Love

BY: LEANNE BENN Alone we can do so little and together we can do so much. Those are the words of the local Kaisoca ladies...

JN Foundation Launches Disaster Relief Fund

With all of the recent devastation that has swept through the Caribbean, businesses are rallying together to aid in relief efforts to the islands....