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Natarajasana

Natarajasana – Lord of the Dance pose or Dancer’s pose. Nata= Dancer. Raja = King / Lord.  Nataraja is another name of Lord Shiva, who is also known as the “Lord of the dance”. His dance symbolizes cosmic energy in its “five actions:” creation, maintenance, and destruction or re-absorption of the

The quest for Self-Realization

Or the eternal question: “who am I?” We all want to know who we are truly, what is our goal in life, what is the purpose of the things we are doing? We are taught from a young age to learn and experience things through others. We need to succeed

How do we know our Chakras are opened?

The word Chakra comes from an ancient Indian language known as Sanskrit, chakra means vortex, spinning wheel or circle. Chakras are the major centres of spiritual power in the human body and are circles of energy, which balance, store and distribute the energies of life all through our physical body

Child Abuse and Yoga

Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment of children. It is also defined  as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child. There are four major

What is Yoga?

If you ask people around “what is yoga?”, a lot of them will tell you it’s a stretching practice, that’s it. It’s only recently that yoga is becoming a little better known but still the majority of the population has no clue on what it is truly. The other day

Kurmasana

The most dreadful position for me! This position comes in the middle of the Ashtanga primary series, so you are warmed up and ready to accomplish a challenging position at this stage. I could say that I am a pretty flexible person in general but this Kurmasana position – also

Brahmari Pranayama

Brahmari Pranayama = humming bee breath. My first encounter with this Pranayama – We were told to sit in a comfortable position, close our eyes and relax. With lips gently close we inhale and upon exhalation we make a steady soft humming sound that goes.. “mmmmmm”. Inhale, “mmmmmmm”. Exhale, “mmmmmmm”…. My

A Simple Dedication

We have been informed and commended by those who study with our Yoga Master Trainers Paalu Ramasamy and Satya Chong Weiling through the Tirisula Yoga LLP (Yoga Alliance Registered Programs) that these Tirisula Yoga inspired certified yoga teachers are unique, inspiring, as authentic as it can get, mind blowing, and who

Can Yoga help my sister?

“A mental disorder characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality. It most commonly manifests as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking with significant social or occupational dysfunction. Onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood, with around 0.4–0.6% of the population affected.

The Significance of Namaste

What does “Namaste” mean? This is usually the final “formality” before the closure of a yoga class and I have always wanted to know more about the significance of the gesture. The gesture (or mudra) of Namaste (anjali mudra) is a simple act made by bringing together both palms of the hands before

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