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Yoga for the Bones

The skeletal system of the human body makes up 206 moveable bones in an adult designed to support movement of the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue and organs. The bones of the spine, of which there are 24 moveable vertebrae plus the tailbone (sacrum made of 5 bones fused together

Cardiac coherence and Ujjayi breath: when old meets new

The impact of breathing on the nervous system has long been established. Increasing the inhalation volume and the respiratory rate will act on the sympathetic autonomous nervous system, which will activate the body: increased heart rate, vasoconstriction, sweating… Conversely, increasing the exhalation volume and reducing the respiratory rate will act

Yoga and How It Straightened My Spine

I have always struggled with a hunchback/kyphotic spine since I was young. People around me (especially my parents) would comment on my hunched back issue and how it would worsen with age and lead to back pain, stiffness, and muscle fatigue. I have tried wearing a back straightening brace (which

Discussing “Pain” in the Singapore context [part 1]

DISCLAIMER: This will be a pretty long anecdote/opinion piece so I have divided it into two parts for your benefit. With longer working hours, the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle have been observed in the growing epidemic of chronic pain. Observe the working adults around you; you might see them

Eat Like A Yogi

My first yoga retreat was in Bali and it was also my first experience of acroyoga workshop. Bali is a paradise for yogis and surfers. Everyone seems to be very health conscious here. Yogis I met here mostly eat raw, alkaline and organic food, gluten free and dairy free, even

New life, 2013.

(2009, 2011) The person you see now, every day jumping around in class and eating almost everything, is currently at her happiest and healthiest. I had a severe eating disorder 4 years ago. The picture on the left showed the days when I was in Polytechnic. I made sure I

“You look like you’re dancing in a field of Dandelions”

Ever felt this way? Or do you perpetually feel this way? Well, you have a Vata body type. Just like me, my first few lessons was greeted with comments such as “hey, you look like you’re dancing in a field of Dandelions” or “you have a very air/space body type”.

Cyci the Yogi: What my dog taught me about Yoga

You must be wondering, how this small, adorable little creature could have helped me in understanding profound Yoga philosophy concepts. Yet, the beautiful thing is also that the path of knowing is subjective to the individual and how each theory is contextualized in the lives of the students. In mine,

Anatomy: Uddiyana Bandha

The idea of performing Uddiyana Bandha or even watching someone else perform it may be fairly repulsive for many people. Even for yoga beginners like myself, my first encounter with a live demonstration was nothing short of digust. I thought it’d be more befitting for a contortionist in training, rather

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