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Incorporating pranayama to transform your practice

Pranayama is often overlooked as its flamboyant sister, asana, tends to take centre stage in yoga classes these days. Many practitioners have the misconception that pranayama is a waste of their time, that dedicating time in class to pranayama is just shortchanging them of the full hour they had paid

Smile-asana

I started yoga in my late 20s simply as a fitness regime. I hated the high-energy gym classes where personal trainers yelled at their students to “motivate” them, and was immediately drawn to the soothing energy in a yoga class. Even so, for the first year of my yoga experience,

Mudras for Eyes

In our current gadget world where we are always using computers, watching television, looking at our mobile phones or doing so much near work, there are increasing eye related problems like eye strain, fatigue, dry eye and headache. Mudra is a part of Ayurveda and Yoga. The practice of mudra

Affair with Yoga- From Fishermen Pants to Lululemon

The word Yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union“. My affair or rather specifically, “union” with Yoga, began 10 years ago when a colleague jolted me to join a corporate class. I dragged my sluggish, work-burnout body to my first

Yoga for the Eyes

In my normal practice of Optometry, there are many times that eye exercises have been advised to relax the eyes. After more reading, it is interesting to know that there are many yoga practices that have been mentioned to be beneficial for the eyes. Though there are no scientific papers

Importance of proper alignment in yoga

The dangers of poor alignment are often not realised until pain is experienced or an injury actually occurs. Many practitioners underplay the importance of proper alignment as they are more focused on achieving (or trying to achieve) the “final pose”. This may be further reinforced when teachers rush through an

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