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Should you meditate?

meditate /ˈmɛdɪteɪt/ verb focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation.     Are you happy? Where do you derive happiness from? In this COVID-19 situation with a lot of negative

Pranayama -Kapalabhati

What is Pranayama? I had no idea pranayama was a thing until I join Tirisula Yoga Teacher Training Course. Yes, I did it before when I was attending yoga class but none of the instructor mention this breathing activity is called pranayama, and it can actually bring some positive impact

Pranayama for Singapore’s Hot Climate

What is Pranayama? If you are new to pranayama, you may have the misconception that I once had, that pranayama is only about breathing slowly, deeply and calmly. There is so much more to it. I learnt that there are many variations of pranayama with different techniques, counts, breathing ratio,

Kriya Yoga and its relation to Kapalabhati

Kriya yoga is an ancient type of meditation technique often referred to as the “Yoga of Action or Awareness”, that when practiced smart, accelerates one’s spiritual progress. The book titled “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda is known as one of the modern founders of Kriya yoga which was

Pranayama: the art of (not) breathing

As I reembarked on my new yoga journey at the beginning of the year, one of my prime resolution was to resume pranayama on a daily basis. As I informed my partner about my new routine, I was pleasantly surprised at his interest and understanding, and realized he had actually

Meditative Processes to Increase Well-Being

Meditation is an ancient technique that has been around for thousands of years. It includes the focus of your attention into your senses, such as hearing, vision, physical feelings, taste, and smells to calm the mind of jumbled thoughts. This practice is meant to eliminate stress and enhance emotional well

The Wimhof Method (The Ice Man)

Wim Hof, also known as The Ice Man, is a Dutch extreme athlete famous for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He holds world records for submerging his body in ice (swimming and a barefoot marathon on ice and snow). He attributes these feats a method he calls the Wim

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow

It is true that to have a sound sleep, one needs to have a calm mind and peaceful thoughts. In today’s world there are so many distractions which demand constant attention. Social media, mails, messages, advertisements to name a few, cause constant chatter in the mind. Our brain is like

Balancing your body – Homeostasis

In yoga, there are many balance postures and some of them can be impressive like handstand, one-legged ones. However, body balance is not only about postures. Have you heard about homeostasis??? This is about balance or equilibrium in our body, mind and energy. Homeostasis (homeo = “similar”, stasis = state,

The Ins and Outs of Pranayama

The breath is the source of energetic awakening in our body. Outlined in the fourth limb of the eight-limb path of yoga, pranayama is the extension and suspension of breath. Derived from the Sanskrit word prana, it translates to breath or life force. Though we are constantly breathing all the

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