Yoga Articles

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

Comparison Between Yoga and Qigong

As we know, Yoga comes from India and Qigong comes from China. Interestingly, although they originate from 2 oriental civilisations where the culture, history, and philosophies are different, we can find some similarities in the philosophy and practices of Yoga and Qigong. The Energy System – Prana (Yoga) and Qi

Ashtanga Vinyasa Practice and the 3 gunas

Guna is a Sanskrit word for quality or attribute. There are 3 gunas: tamas: state of darkness, inertia, inactivity, and materiality. rajas: state of energy, action, change, and movement Sattva: state of harmony, balance, joy, and intelligence While we strive towards sattva and reduce tamas and rajas, it is impossible

Is Yoga a Religion?

When I first started my 200 hours Yoga Instructor course, someone told me there’s a saying from her religion that meditation could create a space for demon to invade us cause we are in an empty mind during meditation. I was confused and dissapointed that why people always create arguments

Yoga as an extreme sport

More than 300 million people are getting their asana on in yoga studios, ashrams, back yards or goat farms. Far away is the era when it was strictly reserved for the higher castes of India. We found some of the craziest yoga variations for you. Will you be brave enough

Pitta dosha

Pitta – Vata Dosha After doing the Ayurveda Dosha Quiz, I found out that I was a Pitta – Vata and I need to eat a cooling diet to neutralise the fiery and intense pitta dosha. As the Pitta is the dominant dosha I should follow this diet and will

Change

Change is the only constant in life. I find so much truth in this particular phrase, we go through life every single day with change, sometimes it’s unnoticeable because of how subtle it may be. As we are taught to self-reflect or as Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga calls it

Yoga and me

The first time I went to a yoga studio, I was mainly in a search of a well-being. Quite quickly, I found out that the more I was doing yoga the more I was becoming aware of my body. Very quickly my mind followed, yoga allowed me to feel better

Demystifying My Beliefs

Whenever people said “yoga changed my life for the better”, I always thought that it was because of physiological benefits from physical exertion/exercise e.g. improved fitness, increased confidence, better sleep, enhanced overall mood through various factors such as release of endorphins, etc. As a physiotherapy student, I am a firm

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