Ali Yoga Journey

The Journey

Yoga was never in my favour. Why? Because i always thought it’s boring. ‘Hot Yoga’ was my 1st yoga class i attended, somewhere in early 2015. Then i started practicing Hatha Yoga with Tirisula Yoga in early November, 2 or 3 times a week. I am an absolute beginner. Like a newborn learning how to crawl, is what i am now. I am not flexible, nothing near there! I’m not breathing right during my practices, i struggled and always in awe when i saw other yogis doing great asanas especially headstand & shoulder stand. I wanna know how twisting and bending your body feel like. I told myself someday i’ll be able to do that! Give me a lil more practices.. 😉

Well, push all these aside.

What makes me go deeper into Yoga? 

With my life, my personal issues, despair, hopelessness, the alleviation of suffering… I was in depression. I snapped as and when if something trigger and blow my mind away. This always happen when i’m unoccupied alone. Things got worsen i had to seek medical help, i had panic attack and had been depending on doctor’s prescriptions every night because i cannot sleep and keep my mind calm.

This can’t be going on, i have kids who needs my attentions etc. I started to google for a natural remedies, healings and many more. All i saw was YOGA, MEDITATION, BREATHING. The inner self was talking to me, “use your practice, learn the techniques, use your interest to get deeper” 

I was skeptical, i actually already planned to take up the upcoming 200hr YTTC. But to the nearing dates, i was reminded again to join the course. I wasn’t thinking right and wanted to not purse. I talk to frens and families, they were very supportive and told me to stop having second thoughts and give it a go! 

Yes, i made it to half of the course already. I’ve learnt alot of techniques. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, the human body systems, human muscles systems and the list goes on. 😉

Thank you Master Paalu & Satya Wei Ling

Sarvangasana – Shoulder Stand Pose

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Sarvangasana is one of my favourite asanas in Hatha Yoga. It has alot of benefits which cover all the body systems. This asana is difficult in the beginning especially for women with heavy hips like myself and men with big bellies. I used to have ovarian cyst, and had 1 of my ovary removed. However, with one 1 ovary left, i have difficulty getting pregnant the natural way. Unlike others, i had to go for an IVF for babies. After learning the benefits of Sarvangasa, i’ve been practicing it almost daily and hope this can enhance fertility and i can conceive the natural way . 😉

The Benefits
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • Stimulates the thyroid and prostate glands and abdominal organs
  • Stretches the shoulders and neck
  • Tones the legs and buttocks
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
  • Reduces fatigue and alleviates insomnia
  • Therapeutic for diabetes,asthma, infertility, and sinusitis

 

Kapalbhati & Sarvangasana Help In Diabetes?

Kapalbhati

This pranayama helps in purification of blood. Practicing it regularly helps to make your memory and brain sharp. Kapalbhati is a breathing exercise involving abdomen and lungs as well as the diaphragm. The breathing followed one after another in quick succession. This way the nose and respiratory system are cleansed. Kapalbhati facilitates the body to inhale a good amount of oxygen that purifies blood and is beneficial for diabetic patients.

 

Sarvangasana

This asana in particular is beneficial for those suffering from diabetes. Practicing it regularly, Sarvangasana may help to control blood sugar. It helps to metabolize sugar and also improves the function of pancreas.

 How to do Sarvangasana?

Sarvangasana-yoga-Steps

  • Lie on the mat with legs together.
  • Raise the legs to an angle of 90 degree. Now press the floor with your palms, lift the waist and bring the legs forward. Then keep them vertical to the ground.
  • Bend the hands, hold the waist with the palms, balancing and raise the legs to an angle of 90 degree to the floor. Body and legs should be straight vertical to the floor.
  • The whole weight of the body resting on the shoulder blade and adjust if it is not straight. Rest the elbow on the floor with palms supporting the body.
  • Maintain the pose using ujayyi breathing. Eyes should see the toe nail. Legs should not move.
  • Lower the legs toe and back. Take the hands from the back and place it on the floor. Briskly bring the back to the floor, the legs and lie down.
  • Take rest and do it again.
  • After finishing two rounds do savasana (corpse pose).

Thank you Tirisula Yoga for this wonderful journey 😉 

“Work hard stay humble, Keep it sturdy don’t stumble, Believe in yourself, Everything is POSSIBLE!”

E.R

xoxo

 

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