Yoga Articles

My yoga journey

My first experience with yoga was during my schooling days – it was just four classes but it left a lasting impact. Even though I didn’t quite appreciate savasana, I felt great after each class. I told myself that I would revisit yoga some day. Fast forward to 5 years

Yoga teacher training

This pandemic had a silver lining – I was finally able to embark on this journey. I have wanted to take up yoga teacher training for a while now. But having an irregular work schedule made attending any course outside of office hours quite challenging. Initially, the main reason to

From self-distancing to self-study

In response to the novel coronavirus that is currently spreading around the world, more than 90 countries have compulsory or recommended confinements, curfews, and quarantines. This means that more than half the world’s population has been asked to stay at home by their governments. This isolation and lack of human

Urdhva Mukha Shavanasana – How to perform it more effectively

To perform it more vigorously and effectively Press the big toes firmly on to the mat to give nice push and energetic vibrance to the pose Do not collapse the hips but let it sink on its own By pressing on the mat firmly, the sternum is lifted up and

Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana – Meaning and Benefits

Upward-Facing Dog Pose — Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana — Strengthens the back muscles, especially the spinal erector spinae, latissimus dorsi, deltoids etc “Urdhva” — meaning “upward” “Mukha” — meaning “face” “Shvana” — meaning “dog” “Asana” — meaning “pose or stance” Upward-Facing Dog is incorporated in the Sun Salutations A and B of

What the 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training brought me

I started my yoga journey 6 years ago by a friend dragging me for a 2 days yoga retreat in the middle of nowhere (with no internet connection). At that time I didn’t know what to expect from these two days and arrived to the retreat with a preconceived idea

Teaching “ultra” beginners

The first class we were asked to teach during our 200hrs YTT was an “ultra beginner” class, and “ultra beginner” meant no downward dogs or warrior 1.  How could we teach people how to focus on their breathing or stretch for a full 60 minutes practice? Wouldn’t it be super

Building a good yoga sequence

One of the challenges I was faced during my 200hrs YTT is when, during the last week of our training, we had to come in front of the class to teach other future teachers a real class. This was a challenge for various reasons: I had to fight away the

Yoga – a friend for life.

As we age, Our mind and body mostly misalign with the our physical and mental status. No two people age similarly . For example, one always feels amaze when you come across 70 year old man with 70 year old body and mind  compared to 70 year old man with