Yoga Articles

My Yoga Journey and Philosophy

Why did I start yoga? Growing up, I was always the weak kid, full of excuses to skip any physical extra-curricular activities in school, even as an adult, I dreaded going to any fitness classes or would reject any invitations from friends for any sports related outings. I was not

Me & Yamas

Yama is the first of the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. There are 5 Yamas: Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya and Aparigraha. In this blog post, I will share my understanding of each of the Yama along with how it relates to my experiences.  Ahimsa Non-violence. a: no, himsa: violence Violence

How Do We Apply Yamas in Our Modern Life?

Yama is the first limb of yoga according to Raja the eight limbs of yoga, that focuses on our behaviour and perspective of life. I personally find the 5 yamas concept very useful even in a modern material world.The Five Yamas Ahimsa: Non-violenceSatya: No-lyingAsteya: Non-stealingBrahmacharya: Celibacy, preserve the vital energyAparigraha:

Yoga Philosophy

The Main Philosophy of yoga is very simple, it is about mind, body, and spirit that are all as one and can’t be clearly separated. The philosophy of yoga gives us a plan to follow, which leads us to be happy, healthy and peaceful life. Happiness that transforms to deep

Yamas in a material and results-oriented society

Living in Singapore where we pride ourselves in our fast-paced, efficient culture, it is honestly not easy to resist being caught up in the rat race and material achievements. Since a young age, comparisons and competition are encouraged such that we will be motivated to work harder, achieve more and

The past, the future, and the present

          Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, widely known as B.K.S. Iyengar, said “Your body exists in the past and your mind exist in the future. In yoga, they come together in the present.” The more I practice yoga, the more appreciative I became about this saying. Before

Effect of Yoga on Muscular System

My yoga journey in 2020😔,but I not exactly remember what the date or month, but I remember I go to yoga class with a stiffness or muscle tightness from a high impact workout.Before yoga, I was really into normal fitness and at that time yoga wasn’t offered in my fitnesses club.

Yoga Philosophy – Swadhyaya

Study thy self, discover the divine. — Patanjali’s Yogasutra, II.44 [31] I question a lot about most of the things, and usually it’s easy to find the answers with a few clicks. 3 weeks into this course i have been asked more questions by the Master that couldn’t be searched as quickly

“Citta Vritti Nirodhah” Patanjali

In Sanskrit, the philosophy of removal of thoughts & consciousness.  Free your mind and just breathe.  So simple yet many struggled.   Yoga has always been a “quick-fix for lunch” for all my life. Rushing through the 45 minutes session, doing the poses and back to work.  Most of the


Yoga is generally about mind, body and soul, through practice we can find back the connections of these 3 and become a person with self awareness, healthy and mental stability. …Obviously I am still not there yet 😂 What I experienced so far from 2 years of continuously practice is