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Trikonasana

Description Trikonasana is usually performed in two parts, facing left, and then facing right. The practitioner begins standing with the feet one leg-length apart, knees unbent, turns the right foot completely to the outside and the left foot less than 45 degrees to the inside, keeping the heels in line

Mula Bandha & Uddiyana Bandha

As we all know, Mula Bandha & Uddiyana Bandhas are extremely important in yoga asana practices. They help lift the energy up from the root, so that your body does not weigh you down. It makes you lighter in your poses. Also, Mula Bandha helps strengthen the pelvic region &

Asana

In the yoga sutra Patanjali says that asana should be steady, stable and motionless. Asana is also translated to mean a comfortable, seated posture. It is the third limb of Ashtanga, which is practiced worldwide. The physicality of asana has lent itself to become synonymous with yoga, and the terms

Ustrasana- Camel pose

Yoga practioners should be familiar with Camel pose- I will not dive into ways into the pose or benefits that the asana brings. Unsure what is a Camel pose? Search for your best friend- Google (feel free to come back to this page after). Instead, I will be sharing an

Modern yoga VS traditional yoga philosophy

Perception has recently shifted The typical perception of Yoga has shifted a great deal in the past century, particularly the past couple decades. Most of this is due to changes made in the West, particularly in the United States. Traditional view of success with Yoga: To the ancients, Yoga is a

My journey to YTT

One day, I red a book called “Lean In”, written by Sheryl Sandberg. In this book, she asked “What would you do if you were not afraid?”. This is what I did. I tried yoga when I moved to Singapore about 4 years ago. I didn’t really like to studio

The spine: Yoga for scoliosis

The spine is made of 3 different parts: the 7 cervical vertebrae, the 12 thoracic vertebrae, the 5 lumbar vertebrae, the sacrum and the coccyx. The upper 24 vertebras are separated from each other by intervertebral discs. The spine main function is to support the body and maintain its shape.

Salamba Sirsasana (supported headstand)

  Why did I choose this Asana? Because Sirsasana, or headstand in English, seems like a very challenging pose, but in reality, it is not. If you let go of your fears, if you go step by step, and if you build a strong foundation first to find stability in

How surrendering to a higher self, made me move closer to Freedom

    Niyama Ishwara-pranidha “How surrendering to a higher self, made me move closer to Freedom” I used to be a control freak! A real one! Ask my husband, my previous boss, everyone… I expected perfection in all aspects of my life: at home and in the workplace. I was

My shoulder (or why I came into yoga)

I used to be a basketball player in my school days and I loved it. But I found that sometimes, during an intense match, I would swing my arm to block a shot only to feel an intense pain in my shoulder as I felt my arm almost come out

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