Want to get fit, challenge yourself, inspire change and use yoga to sponsor a child through school? Head to Cubbon park on Sunday, the 26th for our Karma Yogathon. First of all, thankyou dear yogis for coming out in hordes and supporting #Karma Yogathon 2016. It is that time of the year again and we have loftier goals this time around. We are hopeful about raising enough money to put 10 kids through a year of school at Vidya. Vidya foundation : Vidya is an amazing non-profit NGO that specialises in the education, empowerment and transformation of lesser-privileged children and women through programs that include award winning schools, computer training, micro finance and social entrepreneurship. Founded in 1985, Vidya now offers programs in some of the poorest neighbourhoods of Delhi, Haryana, Mumbai and Bangalore creating better futures for children. Total Yoga : Here at Total yoga, we have always been about being a socially conscious yet fun-loving band of yogis who believe in the importance of community. Being good at Yoga for us translates to being good at life and about inspiring people to take yoga from beyond the mat and into the world. Join us for a morning of 108 surya namaskars as a way to bond with the yoga community and help a great cause. Ways you can participate : This year we hope to sponsor 10 Children through a year at Vidya. SPREAD THE GOOD WORD! Please share the event, invite your friends and Inspire your colleagues to join us – they’ll get fit as we help them train to be able to do 108 Surya Namaskaars; and they’re contributing to a wonderful cause! Do use #KarmaYogathon #108SuryasforVidya when you share socially! SALUTE THE SUN [...]
There are different ways of explaining Karma Yoga or community service. For instance different ways of doing it, say monetary, spending time and many others. However what stood out, from my own experience and you all will agree as well is - Karma Yoga is not just about spending sometime and doing a activity, but doing it because you want to do it and with complete happiness. If you can joyfully involve yourself in any activity, that is KARMAYOGA. Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy, and be with whoever makes you SMILE!- Ashley Bryant. On Valentines day spending time with your loved one, family or friends - That in itself is karma Yoga- you are doing it with 100% love and happiness, without any expectation. Thanks to all of you around the globe for the tremendous support for the Karma Yogathon for Vidya!! It's heartening to see how people from across the globe show their support and INVOLVEMENT! On a lighter note, after 108 Suryanamaskars............pretty sure we were involved! We would love to hear your experience of Karma Yoga with us!!
I’m back with another benefit today! This one is very popular. Here’s benefit number two: YOGA FOR WEIGHT LOSS Losing weight is a struggle for many. Maintaining the body after weight loss is even harder. You may go on crazy diets; cut down on desserts, junk food, eat only salads and drink fresh juice all day and still see minimal change. According to a famous news article in the daily mail, the people in UK alone spent 1.8billion pounds on diet foods in 2013!! Many young women fall prey to eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia etc. Is it even worth it? Abusing our body for a size zero? Personally I think it’s nonsense. I’m slim myself but this is not because of crazy diets. I’ve been asked many times ‘’What’s your secret?’’ I simply say I eat whatever I want and I workout accordingly. I follow no diet and I don’t intend to either. Yoga helps you lose weight and also strengthen your body simultaneously. Being slim alone is not enough, you must be fit too! The most popular yoga series you can follow to lose weight would be the Surya namaskaar also known as the Sun salutation. Surya namaskaar is a set of asana that’s performed in succession. It’s an effective weight loss tool and a great warm up exercise for other physical activities as well. If you are a beginner you can start with eleven rounds of Surya namaskaar daily and slowly increase the numbers. For the intermediate level you can set your timer for 5 minutes and practice Surya namaskaar with no break till your timer goes off! For a more advanced level, set your timer for 10 minutes and do as [...]