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Category: Awareness

5 common misconceptions about Meditation

Yoga Practice December 2, 2017

I often hear people telling me, “Meditation is not for me; I am not the meditating type; I tried for 10 days and nothing happened.” To say “meditation is not for me” is like saying “good nutrition and exercise are not for me.” A lot of potential meditators are still walking around with some preconceived notions …

Simple Mindfulness Exercises

Yoga Practice November 27, 2017

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts …

Sometimes Change is what we need

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Recognise the Agent of Change I met Kari, a personal coach, through my friend Elyse. Through our short interactions and chats, she kept mentioning this 14-day challenge that she has been running for several months. 14-day challenge entailed no gluten, no dairy, no added sugar and just one meal with whole grains like brown rice …

6 Simple tips to stay healthy

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Fitness is the new sexy and successfull! And, there are a million things that can be done to achieve a good body. But what about a healthy mind and healthy lifestyle? At Total yoga, we often say, “Yoga is a lifestyle.” It’s not just that one hour of exercise, it’s living in a way that …

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 …

Balancing the five elements through Yoga

Yoga Practice October 28, 2017

Balancing the Five Elements When we look around us,we notice the five elements in nature which surround us-Earth ,water, fire, air and space. The same five elements exist in our body. The percentage of each element differ in every individual. This different proportions cause disturbance in our body. Yoga practice help us to balance these …

Too many muscles spoil the stretch

Yoga Practice October 22, 2017

“Too many cooks spoil the broth Similarly, Too many muscles spoil the stretch” When we are in Veerabhadra asana, the instructor often tells us to balance on both the legs and feel the stretch in the calves and quads. But, more often than not, we are busy adjusting the thighs and engaging the core. Thus, …

Yoga cures for Migraine

Yoga Practice October 19, 2017

All about Migraine In a modern day scenario, Migraine is a common problem in all age groups. Migraine is a type of headache where there’s constant throbbing and intense headache in one side of the head. Many a times, patients are not aware that they suffer from migraine. There are various factors which can trigger …

Indian Superfoods: Here to stay

Yoga Practice October 11, 2017

What are superfoods? Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Locally grown and consumed products Rich in micronutrients and taste Every part of the plant/crop can be used in a unique way Eating them reduces the risk of chronic disease and ensures well being. How did it begin? The …

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