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“Uttanasana” – more than only “Forward bend”

This Asana is one of the first ones which a Yoga beginner will practice as it has a high importance in the sun salutations. When you translate the word “Uttanasana” to English, it can be translated with “standing forward bend”. In my opinion, it’s more than only a forward bend,

Half moon pose – Ardha Chandrasana

Today, is the 31st of January, and the world will get to witness a rare astronomical event, where the lunar eclipse, blue moon, and supermoon, will occur simultaneously. This has inspired me to find out more about the half moon pose, Ardha Chandrasana.   How to perform the Ardha Chandrasana Transition

The 8 limbs of yoga – meditation

I was going through the notes on the 8 limbs of yoga, and the readings on pratyahara, dharana, dhyana , and Samadhi, intrigued me very much. This is just my two cents on relating it to what I have read previously, about the ‘powers of the mind’. Pratyrahara is the

The three gunas and food

In Ayurveda, it is believed that the food we eat, affects our mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. They are categorized into 3 gunas: Sattvic, Rajasic, and Tamasic. Sattvic foods are mainly pure, organic foods, such as fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, wholegrains, and lightly cooked vegetarian fare. Eating these foods make

The purpose of challenging Asanas

I have struggled with the Asanas, Sirsasana and Bakasana for quite some time and til today, find it a challenge! There are moments where I find it demoralising and I am aware that without mastering these poses, it would be near impossible to attempt other poses. In the past, I

To choose a yogic lifestyle – yes or no?

Is it important to adopt a yogic lifestyle? What does it mean to adopt a yogic lifestyle? In my opinion, there is no set mould for having a yogic lifestyle. The yogic lifestyle incorporates a variety of things such as the 8 limbs of yoga – Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama,