Mooladhara Chakra: Security and Survival

March 6, 2018

“Human beings are actually made up of many layers of vibrating energy, each with its own specific vibration and purpose. “ The Root Chakra is also called “The Mooladhara Chakra” . This chakra draws energy from the earth’s core. General Characteristics Location: Base of the coccyx Organs: Adrenals and the kidneys. Which are responsible for …

Parasympathetic vs. Sympathetic Nervous system

March 5, 2018

The Stress Response Let me tell you, Sympathetic Nervous system (SNS) is a necessity.  In life threatening situations or in case of extreme stress; the body goes is “Fight-Flight” mode.  SNS is a branch of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which means we have no conscious control over when it is activated. Infact, the induced stress …

Dress-up for Yoga with Indian Labels

March 4, 2018

Gone are the days, where you wear anything to the gym or yoga. There are beautiful and comfortable yoga pants everywhere. Infact, when you try these, you would want to skip your jeans. We have tried Nike, Reebok, Puma, Adidas and all the global athletic labels. You need to check these Indian labels who make …

5 Signs that its’ time to start Meditating

March 3, 2018

We know the symptoms of fever, flu, infections. And we take certain precautions and make amends for the good. Similarly, there are signs our body and mind emits. And, we need to notice them and inculcate Meditation as a daily ritual. “If you listen to your body when it whispers, you wont’ have to hear …

Empower yourself with Yoga Nidra

March 2, 2018

What is Yoga-Nidra? Yoga-Nidra is a state between wakefulness and sleeping. While the practitioner is aware of his/her state of mind and the surrounding. Benefits of Practicing Yoga-Nidra The practice of Yoga Nidra relaxes the body and mind. Which, helps the practitioner feel  strong, rested and invigorated. The practice of Yoga Nidra activates the parasympathetic nervous system …

Anulom Vilom Pranayam

March 1, 2018

Anulom Vilom Pranayam is one of the most practiced pranayam throughout the world. You can practice it any number of times and at any point of time, in a meditative posture.  Also popularly called the Alternative nostril breathing. What is so special about Anulom Vilom? Its purpose is to stimulate the nadis or energy channels …

Which Cooking oil to use?

February 28, 2018

Cooking oils in India My mother used sunflower oil to make food and then chefs recommended olive oil. And then, there was this wave of coconut oil (my least favourite).Finally,  it’s a mix of rice-bran and sunflower oil ! What cooking oil to use, is one of the most debated-opinionated topics. However, in India, different …

Know your asana: Vipareet Naukasana

February 27, 2018

For a strong core, we need strong abs and a strong back! We often get injured in asanas, because of a weak back. Thus, Vipareet Naukasana strengthens the entire back. Thereby, preparing us for more challenging poses. What is so special about Vipareet Naukasana? The posture lengthens the whole torso. While, strengthening the core, back, …

Simple Hand Mudras

February 26, 2018

Different areas of the hands are connected with areas in the body and the brain. So when we place our hands in yoga mudras, we stimulate different areas of the brain and create a specific energy circuit in the body. By doing this, we help generate a specific state of mind. The Five Elements The …

Funny anecdotes of Total yoga teachers

February 25, 2018

We all have embarassing moments and then we have these hilarious encounters. The teachers at Total yoga are no exception, we’ve had our oops moments too! Giggle all the way to yoga, with our funny Total yogi true tales. P.S: Not naming the teachers. 🙂 Vipareet asana for the Tshirt “I had an early morning …



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