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Yoga teacher training during pandemic

With our current restriction of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be wondering if now is the right time to start a 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT). I said to myself, why not? Instead of wishing for the pandemic to end, a well regulated local course would suits our current situation

Yoga is LIT

“Yoga is a lifestyle. Do not refine your life for yoga, but let yoga refine your life” – Master Sree. I wish I could put into words to show how much this statement has increasingly held true in my life, over the course of consistent yoga practice for a month

To breathe, to live, to be

What have I learnt in yoga so far? The experience I’ve gained is profound and hard to explain in words but in this blog post today I will attempt to share my version. Will start in 2017, 4 years ago when I was 25. I was the typical university grad

YOGA FOR THE ELDERLY

I have always found myself more drawn to the elderly, in which has also probably led me to specialize more on the geriatrics department and found myself working in a nursing home. With the growing aging population in Singapore, more research is also looking into non-pharmacological approach in tackling the

What is the Solar Plexus Chakra and how is it kept balanced?

What are chakras? Chakras are the energy centers of the body. It means “wheel” or “disk” in Sanskrit, and our energy is spining like a wheel based on these chakras. When all of our chakras are open and aligned, energy can run through them freely, and harmony exists between the

SPIN THOSE CHAKRAS

Spin Those Chakras I came into this 200hr yoga course for two reasons, one was to improve my flexibility and range of motion and the other was to add a new layer to my coaching for the current classes that I teach at the gym I work in. I certainly

Practicing Satya

When I was a kid, I was always told by my parents and teachers to not tell lies and to be truthful, otherwise there would be some consequences (whether it is standing in the naughty corner, scolding, or perhaps additional chores). We were taught that truthfulness is to not lie.

Hyperextended Elbows and Yoga

When I first started yoga, a common correction or verbal cue given to me was “do not lock your arms” and to “micro-bend”. At that time, I was confused and did not understand what that meant. Looking around the room, I thought I was doing the same pose as everyone

Acro Yoga

What is Acro Yoga? Originating in San Francisco, this form of yoga establishes yin and yang through the fusion of  gentle movements found in traditional yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage.  Acro Yoga is meant to be enjoyed in pairs, but there must be three people in a practice session. It is

Practice Ahimsa in my daily life

What is Ahimsa? Ahimsa is a word in the foundations of yoga – a Yoga Sutra that has been handed down from ancient times. It is one of the five Yamas (5 ethical and social guidelines) that are named in “The Eight Limbs Of Yoga” and means “Non-violence”. “Violence” is

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