Are you breathing consciously?

Are you breathing consciously? Or are you breathing shallowly today? Observe your breath. Take a moment to drop thoughts that are affecting you physically and emotionally. Close your eyes for a moment or gaze out of the window. Gently seal your lips. Breathe in deeply into your belly (belly out) and exhale through your nose, […]

Chiang Mai Yoga Retreat 2016

During this retreat, the class that I enjoyed sharing the most was Nasal Cleansing…before we stuck the netti pot into our nostril, most of the students were a little apprehensive…10 minutes later, they felt relieved after trying and realised that it was much easier than they thought. Fear can stop us from trying new things […]

Real Yoga is Journey Inside

If you are pretty flexible like some dancers and gymnasts and some poses are effortless for you, you want to look deeper into your yoga practice. Leslie Kaminoff (Yoga Educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar) ” Have you seen former dancers or gymnasts in yoga class? Are you one, yourself? Does it seem […]

Slow down your mind… simple meditation for beginners

It is end of the week, weekend is great for rejuvenating. Slow down. “Google has an internal course called “Search Inside Yourself” to teach employees to breathe mindfully, listen more to their co-workers and enhance their emotional intelligence. Even McKinsey is embracing meditation to keep employees healthy and happy.” Article (How meditation can make you […]

Benefits of Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) Physical Benefits Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles Opens up the chest, neck and shoulders Stimulates the reproductive organs Relieves menstrual discomfort and constipation Mental Benefits Reduces stress level and fatigue Improves concentration Energetic (Pranic) Benefits Stimulates Manipura chakra, Increases the digestive fire Contraindications Do not practise this pose if you have high or […]

Benefits of Paschimottasana

  (Above Photo from Yoga Journal) Benefits of Paschimottasana (Seated Forward Bend) Anatomical focus: Back, hips, hamstrings, adbomen Awareness: Lengthening and relaxing the spine as well as relaxing the hips and hamstring Benefits: It stretches the muscles of the back side of the body from head to the ankles. It contracts the muscles of the […]

Headstand (Sirshasana)

HEADSTAND (SIRSHASANA) Headstand (Sirshasana) is really a blessing and a nectar. Words will fail to adequately describe its beneficial results and effects. In this Asana alone, the brain can draw plenty of Prana (vital life force) and blood. This acts against the force of gravity and draws and abundance of blood from the heart. Memory […]