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Sitting All Day? These 4 Yoga Poses Will Relieve Tension

Corporate warriors, this one’s for you! Image from Unsplash If you have a desk job, chances are you’re familiar with that feeling of sitting by your computer all day. Unfortunately, all those hours you’ve spent hunched over your keyboard contribute to tension in your body – from achy shoulders to

The Anatomy of Kakasana (Crow Pose)

Kakasana (Crow Pose) : Analysing the postures with knowledge from the muscular and skeletal system   Note: I am not extremely familiar with the muscular and skeletal system so some muscles/bones pointed out MAY be wrong!   (Taken from Pinterest)   To get into Kakasana, yoga practitioners need to ensure

Anterior Abdominal Muscles

The abdominal muscles play a big role to stabilize, rotate our trunk and protect the abdominal organs. It has the airbag effect to protect our lumbar spine and prevent the hyperextension of the lumbar spine when we do the backbend in the yoga postures. The anterior abdominal muscles can be

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

Paschimottanasana

Paschimottanasana (PASH-ee-moh-tah-NAH-suh-nuh) can be intimidating for some because it is quite intense. I struggled with the pose initially and it took me a very long time to learn to really activate my hip flexors for a deeper forward fold. Paschimottanasana may look like only a hamstring stretch. But it’s much

Grounding Your Centre with Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Balasana – Child’s Pose This asana gets its name from the Sanskrit words ‘bala’ (बाल) that means child and ‘asana’ (आसन) that means pose. This asana resembles the fetal position. It is a resting pose that focuses on the thighs and also helps alleviate back pains. If this asana is

Jathara Parivrttanasana

This is a really simple asana that I really like so I thought I share with all of you.  It is a spine twisting pose which helps increase flexibility to the back muscles and the fluidity of the spine. At the same time, it tones the spinal nerves, improving their

Journey to Front Splits: A Hip Opening Flow

  Hip openers powerfully stimulate and balance the muladhara, or root chakra. By physically rooting our pelvic floor and the base of our spine into the Earth, we plug ourselves into the vibrational current of the planet. It also activates the sacral chakra, Svadisthana, which is translated as dwelling in

Simple & easy stretch that you can do it everyday!

Ever since I started my YTT training, I’ve never fully understood the importance of stretching. I only know that it has some of the benefits for a short term period. So I only stretch before and after working out or on days which I’m feeling sore or aching in some parts

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