Yoga Articles

Does your yoga attire affect your physical or mental state of yoga?

Yoga studios in Singapore do not have a set attire for yoga practitioners to wear, but states that they should be dressed comfortably in appropriate attire for movement. Generally women attending yoga classes would be dressed in tight fit spandex, slim tight fit tights and a sports bra. Does this

3 Gunas in life

In the 3 gunas’ philosophy, Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic are defined as the 3 fundamental qualities. These 3 gunas are generally defined as follows:               Sattva: goodness, calmness, harmonious               Rajas: passion, activity, movement               Tamas: ignorance, inertia, laziness 3 gunas have a wide range of application as they basically

Yoga philosophy – applying 8 limbs of yoga in life

The 8 limbs of yoga are known as the guiding philosophy of Ashtanga yoga practices. By following the 8 limbs, it guides yoga practitioners to Samadhi, which is the spiritual enlightenment and meditative consciousness. After getting to know how the 8 limbs of yoga is composed of, I start to

Yoga Anatomy – how it helps our yoga practice

Known as a both spiritual and physical practice, yoga requires practitioners to not only approach it with a clear and humble mind, but also to understand the anatomy to be able to develop into deeper practices and asanas. Movements of muscles and joints Before starting with yoga practice, we need

Short yoga sequence to recover from cough

I happened to get Covid-19 right before the TTC exam week and have to postpone it. This was my first time contracting Covid despite the pandemic having started years ago. Apart from having all flu-like symptoms: fever, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezes and body aches; it has left me with

Meditation script for days you don’t want to meditate

The truth is no one can force you to meditate if you don’t want to. No matter how good a meditation script can be, if you don’t want to try, meditation can’t really happen. But if there are days you find it hard to focus on your breathing, and just

Common Yoga Asanas in Anatomy Terms

I find it rather difficult learning to describe movements in anatomy terms, especially when it comes to instructing a class on the spot. So I wanted to use this blog post to analyse a few common asanas and how to instruct them using only anatomy terms. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward

Benefits of yoga pranayama

In Sanskrit, “prana” means life energy and “yama” means control, which translates to “control of life energy”. As the name suggests, practicing pranayama technique helps us to achieve tranquillity, as well  as bringing us therapeutic effects including reducing stress, aiding digestion, improving sleep, etc. Breathing is a natural thing to

Diastasis Recti?!

It has been almost 3 years since my 2nd child was born. After going through a Caesarean delivery, and a natural childbirth, my body is just not what it used to be. I wonder sometimes how frustrating it is to be a woman, and yet how amazing and beautiful it

Benefits of Ashwagandha – for Health and Beauty!

Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life. Ashwagandha is a special herb used extensively in Ayurveda that is known to boost immunity.