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Hello. My name is Cheryl and I am a control freak. Well, at least I used to be. I love making lists; my life was under my complete control. Every vacation I take is perfectly planned with my amazingly detailed spreadsheets with several tabs detailing
“By recognising that fear is part of the experience of moving forward, fear can slide into the back seat and you take that journey that you have been wishing to!” This sentence is the ending to an article that I have just read online. How
The end of one journey begets the beginning of another odyssey; learning to teach vis a vis teaching to learn. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response unlike our reactions, li
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Master Paalu was telling us about how yoga can be used to treat clinical diseases during one of our first theory lessons, to do this he used sleep apnea as an example. He inevitably brought up these sleep apnea mask-machine-devices that people with
In his Yoga Sutra, Patanjali imparted with us eight steps as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. These eight steps are collectively referred to as ashtanga (directly translating into ‘eight limbs’) yoga. Together, the eigh
If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, don’t worry, because that’s gonna bring your blood pressure even higher up 😉 Breathe in, breathe out, relax, take a closer look at your life and make changes where necessary. High blood pressure
…steady and comfortable!   Asana… the third of the eight limbs along the Ashtanga path, a path leading towards Samadhi. Asana… 840.000 registered, 6.000 really discovered, approximately 50 building the base. Asana… the part, mostly picki
My Journey to Yoga My journey into yoga was not a very glamorous one. I went to my first yoga class around this period last year because I was terribly bored during the school holidays, and I was finding something to occupy myself with. I just went f
Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. There are more than 100 different forms of arthritis and people of all ages, sexes and races can have arthritis. Common symptoms include joint stiffness, pain, swelling and aching around the joints
I think all backbends are beautiful and elegant but if I had to name one backbend I like the most, it would have to be Dhanurasana. Dhanura means “bow” and Asana means “posture” or “seat” and therefore Dhanurasana can be translated to Bow
The third limb of the 8 limbs of yoga is Asana. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the only instruction Patanjali states for practicing asana is “Sthira Sukham Asanam” which translates to the posture should be steady, stable and comfortable. Yoga i
It was mid 2014 when I just got out of an abusive relationship where he insinuated that I was never going to be good enough for him. My self-esteem plunged and I did not know what to do. I started taking care of myself less and I began putting on wei
After experiencing the emotion-releasing/triggering powers of chest-openers firsthand on my third day of yoga teacher training, I’ve developed an odd fascination for chest-opener asanas and stretches. Ustrasana is my choice of chest-opener becau
My favourite asana is undoubtedly the Vrksasana (Tree pose). From Tadasana, start off with picking up your left knee and sliding the heel against the right leg (as high as one can balance, avoiding the knee) while shifting all the weight onto the rig
In Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga, Santosha is the second of the Niyamas, which leads towards freedom from all observances. Santosha translates to “contentment”, enjoying every moment of being in consciousness. It is interpreted as the gre

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