Yoga Articles

How I incorporate yoga into my daily routine

“Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go. What does matter is who you are when you get there. – Max Storm” Regardless of how bad my day is, yoga is a safe refuge for me. I am always ready (unless there is an emergency) to dedicate

Beyond Asanas : Jnana Yoga, the yoga of wisdom

Practice of Asana is only a small part of the yoga journey. In fact, there are 4 main types of yoga, each of them being a different approach to attain the same spiritual goal.   Karma yoga = yoga of action. Selfless action, helping others without expecting anything back. Bhakti 

Working with the three gunas in daily life : Sattva, Rajas and Tamas

In the Vedic tradition, the whole universe and all objects around us have three main qualities : Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Sattva represent clear, calm,  peaceful, loving qualities. Trust, balance, contentment and harmony. Rajas represents fire, action, hot, mobile type of qualities. Attraction, longing, anger, stress, determination. Tamas represents heavy,

Yoga is a life journey

Yoga is a life journey “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” –The Bhagavad Gita The above quote is how I perceive yoga. Many people practice yoga without even realizing it. Yoga can be practised by everyone regardless of age and body type. There

Yoga for Dragons: 6 Yoga Poses For Dragon Boat Paddlers

Yoga for Dragons: 6 Yoga Poses For Dragon Boat Paddlers I have been incorporating yoga as part of dragon boat trainings since I had the opportunity to lead and design our team’s training programs as we prepare for races. For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating simply put, is

Yoga Saved My Life

I was one of those who turned to yoga for healing. I was one of those who are in their lowest point of life, travelled to do soul searching, with high hopes that everything can be fixed. It also took me lot of courage for me to admit that, because

My First Yoga was Hot

Writing this is long travel down my memory lane – this experience dates back to 10 years ago. This was back in 2010, when Hot Yoga, also known as Bikram Yoga was a hit. Yes, my first yoga was a Hot Yoga. Twenty-six postures and two breathing exercises in a

My Road to Savasana

  “Me lying by the beach. I can hear the waves. This is relaxing. Wait, am I doing it right? I’m not supposed to think about anything. But how can I relax if I don’t imagine beach. I think my eyes are moving.. I should stop my eyes from moving.

Everyone’s journey is different

Yoga is a personal journey, and everyone’s journey is different. There is no need to compare. These are what I often hear my yoga teachers say. This idea that everyone’s journey (in life) is different and that it is not some sort of competition resonates with me. We are inherently

How yoga have impacted my life

The biggest change that I had noticed after starting a consistent yoga practice was the tremendous increase in my hamstring flexibility. Almost 10 years ago, I was a cheerleader who had difficulty touching my toes in a forward fold. The biggest change that the people around me noticed, however, was