ZAMBHALA – Yogis from abroad teaching at Zambhala

December 11, 2013

ZAMBHALA is both a Yoga festival and a also coming together of urban Yogis from around India and afar! And for this we need Yogis of different styles to share the stage and teach in their unique manner. In my last blog-post we previewed the Yoga Teachers – Jehangir Palkivala and Dipika Mehta; as well …

ZAMBHALA – great teachers; wonderful community

December 11, 2013

ZAMBHALA – Yoga, Spirit, Music festival is the best opportunity to meet urban yogis from around the country and also to learn from some fine Yoga teachers. It’s an opportunity to experience different styles of Yoga – Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Bihar school and more. There are Teachers who have taught for many years in different parts …

ZAMBHALA – Yoga, Spirit, Music festival comes to India finally

December 7, 2013

Over the last 3 years Yoga festivals have become all the rage within the Yoga world! Years ago, students went for yoga classes – and then when they developed enough of an interest they went for Yoga retreats. These were quiet affairs at Ashrams and later at exotic, beautiful locales around the world – from …

The Power of Yoga: In Public Relations and In Dancing

December 5, 2013

  This blog goes out to all those people who are waiting for their dreams to turn into reality, to all those people who will not sit and just wait but put in all the efforts required, the people who have the faith, to people who will never give up, to the people who look …

Yoga for the Ailing Back

December 3, 2013

The causes of back pain and how to avoid it  My sincerest apologies for not posting on the Total Yoga blog for a few weeks now, but that was because I hurt my back a some time ago thanks to the “wonderful” pot holes in Bangalore. While I do believe in living healthy and doing …


December 2, 2013

Stress at the Workplace is today considered a part and parcel of modern living! While we generally enjoy our jobs – the other associated factors often make our lives miserable. Longer working hours, sedentary jobs, uncertainty over job security, reduced incentives and greater demands of output from management; have started fueling the downward spiral of …

The Big 3 of Indian Yoga

December 2, 2013

Over the last decade, Yoga has re-entered Indian consciousness in an unprecedented manner. There are several pioneers who have helped drive this interest in yoga at the start of the millennium; of whom the most prominent are BKS Iyengar, Sri Sri Ravishankar, Baba Ramdev, Jaggi Vasudev and Bharat Thakur. Further, I have divided the Yogis …


December 1, 2013

We’ve asked a few Total Yoga students to write about the phenomenon of the #NewYearResolution. Here, ARPITA GANESH from  Bangalore tells her about her take on resolutions. I believe that resolutions don’t need a new year to happen. You just make them. Like the time when I made one, to never doubt myself again, even …

Gift a Yoga Mat!

November 13, 2013

The Christmas season is right round the corner; and it’s time for us Yogis to get into the Spirit of Giving! We can give our Time to teach people a bit of Yoga (you’ll be shocked how much a little yoga can help people) or we can gift things that will help people practice Yoga …


November 11, 2013

What is the biggest challenge for an Adult? Well here goes what I think – I feel the biggest challenge is to take stock of yourself mid-life and then to TRANSFORM yourself! Over the years I’ve seen how difficult this process can be. People are stuck in the same patterns that they start early adulthood …



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