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Author: Total Yoga

Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.

Minimalism: Creating Space in our Lives

Yoga Practice December 7, 2017

We hear the word Minimalism so often that there seems to be degrees of minimalism in each of our lives! The term itself was first used in 1913 to describe an artwork by the Russian painter Kasemir Malevich. Since then, the word has gone on to connote a stripping down to bare essentials in terms …

Where did 2017 fly by? Slow down!

Yoga Practice December 1, 2017

Every year, come December, and each person seems to have only one thing to say – this year just flew by!  And every year seems to be ‘flying by’ even more rapidly for people! Exactly, why is this just a generic malaise? Why aren’t we able to slow down? Let’s explore… A Busy Mind = …

Know your asana: Matsyasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Matsyasana or “Fish pose” is a mild backbend and helps in relaxing the neck-shoulders post inversions.  It is said that, if you do Matsyasana in water, you can float like a fish. What is so special about Matsyasana? Matsyasana is said to be the “destroyer of all diseases.” It is a great therapeutic asana for …

Know your asana: SUPTA PADMASANA

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Supta Padmasana is a wonderful backbend and stretches every muscle in the thigh. It is also known as the sleeping supine lotus posture. This can be an uncomfortable pose if your hamstrings are tight. Be cautious while practicing this asana. What is so special about Supta Padmasana? This is a great stretch and backbend. It increases …

Know your asana: HALASANA

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

One of my favourite quotes is, “Bend so that you don’t break!” This applies to inversions and backbends. Halasana or the Plough pose is challenging, but at the same time it is rejuevenating. What is so special about Halasana? Halasana calms the mind, stimulates internal organs, activates the thyroid, stretches the shoulders and hamstrings. Besides, it …

Know your asana: VEERABHADRASANA 2

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Veerabhadrasana 2 is a contemporary posture, introduced to meet the present fitness needs. Warrior 2 increases the lower body strength and builds patience over time. What is so special about Veerabhadrasana 2? This asana is a favourite among all yoga practitioners. Besides, it is widely used in cross training. As it gives a nice stretch to …

All about Vata Dosha

Yoga Practice November 1, 2017

Vata Dosha It is combined elements of space and air. It is the force behind all biological activities and energy of movement. Vata governs body’s greatest life force, prana, and gives motion to pitta and kapha. Just as the wind in balance provides movement and expression to the natural world, the balanced Vata individual is …

All About Pitta Dosha

Yoga Practice October 31, 2017

Pitta Dosha Pitta combines the elements of fire and water and it means “that which cooks”. It is the energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems, including digestion, absorption, nutrition, and body temperature. The qualities of Pitta are oily, sharp, hot, light, moving, liquid, and acidic. Thereby, Pitta individuals  display physical and mental characteristics that …

All about Kapha Dosha

Yoga Practice October 30, 2017

KAPHA : Kapha derives from the elements of Earth and Water and translates as “that which sticks.” It is the energy of building and lubrication that provides the body with physical form, structure, and the smooth functioning of all its parts. The qualities of Kapha are moist, cold, heavy, dull, soft, sticky, and static. A …

Human body and three doshas

Yoga Practice October 29, 2017

Human body Variance As promised earlier, this is a follow up article regarding three doshas which constitute human body. It’s a wonder when you come across different individuals, with different body structure, habits and characteristics. All these things make a person unique. Some are hyper active, some exude grace and stillness. Some have good appetite …

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