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Category: Awareness

How to overcome Anxiety

Yoga Practice February 15, 2018

Anxiety is a common emotional phenomenon. The degree can differ, it can be acute or serious. Anxiety is detrimental as it creates feelings of helplessness, fear, panic, anger or defeat. Overtime, it errodes the joy of living. Smoking, consuming alcohol, popping OTC pills makes it worse. If it’s more than usual, you need to visit …

Yoga cures for Depression

Yoga Practice February 7, 2018

 Depression is an obstacle Depression is mentioned in the Yoga Sutras. They state that even though a sadhak (student) of yoga has a regular asana and meditation practice, distractions and obstacles can happen. Illness, laziness, doubt, instability, lack of progress are all obstacles. Depression is mentioned as one of the symptoms these distractions. The Sutras …

I’m Depressed. But is this an illness?

Yoga Practice February 6, 2018

Feeling Blue There is a dark cloud of thoughts circling in my head. Even though I get out of bed. I want to jump straight back in and go back to sleep. My body aches, my RSI throbs, reminding me its still around. I have had a bad night’s sleep. Each thought coming into my …

Benefits of Mindful Eating

Yoga Practice January 22, 2018

We have heard so much about Mindful eating. But, what’s the hue and cry about it? Well, Mindful eating is not a diet and has no food restrictions. It is developing a new mindset around food. By taking time to slow down and be more mindful when eating, you’ll be able to reap health benefits. That …

Practising Yoga as a Lifestyle

Yoga Practice January 6, 2018

I often mention in my classes, “Make yoga a part of you; Let it enhance your lifestyle.” But, then I realized, not a lot of people know what I’m talking about. Yoga asanas might last for 60 minutes, in your day. But, yoga as a lifestyle is there with you, just like your breath. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, …

What is NOT Meditation

Yoga Practice December 31, 2017

There are so many approaches to meditation and the word is used so losely, that people miscontrue the true essence of meditation. So many people think of meditation as concentration or visualization. Thanks to the incorrect information. When initially meditating, you can use structured methods or techniques. After a point of time relaxed awareness, of …

Why everyone love Yoga as a Cross-trainer

Yoga Practice December 22, 2017

We always hear why and how yoga is  an amazing cross trainer for a multitude of different athletic endeavors. Yoga can increase stamina, flexibility, and agility. It can improve your swing, shorten recovery time in between workouts, reduce risk of injury—the list goes on. But, tell a runner, swimmer or gym enthusiast to practice yoga. …

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 …

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