Yoga Articles

How mudras can help in releasing past resentments

Besides being used extensively in yoga, meditation and dance, Mudras have been an integral part of many Hindu and Buddhist rituals. Across various disciplines, there exist roughly 399 mudras. It is defined as a gesture, a mystic position of the hands, a seal, or even a symbol whereby specific positions

The 6 benefits of Pranayama

The term “Pranayama” comprises two common Sanskirt words of yoga “Prana” and “Ayama”. Prana is the life driving force behind all living beings, present in humans in the form of Vayu or winds. It regulates all physical functions, for example, the breath, the supply of oxygen, digestion, elimination and much more. And “Ayama”

Psychological Benefits of Yoga

The fields of psychology and yoga have a lot in common. Psychology is described as “the scientific study of behaviour and mind, including conscious and unconscious occurrences, as well as thought,” while the yoga is defined as “To completely know and be at peace with yourself. To connect, join, or

Yoga Philosophy (Application on what you have learnt to your own story)

The term pratyahara is composed of two Sanskrit words, prati and ahara. Ahara is defined as “food” or “anything we take into ourselves from the outside.” Prati is a preposition meaning “against” or “away. Together, Pratyahara refers to the “control of ahara,” or “gaining mastery over external influences.” Pratayahara is

Yoga and Philosophy

Yoga’s core belief is that the mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected and cannot be clearly distinguished from one another. The deeper aspects of the body, mind, and spirit can, nevertheless, be explored using a wide range of philosophical concepts. To change our perception of ourselves as distinct and

Anatomical analysis of Utkatasana [Muscular System]

In this blog post, I will be discussing the chair pose (or ‘Utkatasana’) from a muscular perspective. The reason that the chair pose was one of the first postures that popped into my mind was that I always felt extremely tired in this pose despite its apparent ‘ease’ – even

Self-expression through Yoga

I had always possessed a keen interest in the Arts since I was young. I started dancing when I was young, even pursuing it as a potential career pathway at one point. When I suffered from an injury that prevented me from dancing for a period, I turned to listening

Growing through hardships

In Patanjali’s Eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, the second limb (Niyama) discusses freedom from all observances. Some of the greatest shackles of our minds lie in our experiences and perceptions of the physical world – how we perceive our bodies, emotions, and challenges in life – and how we let