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Category: Yoga

Minimalism: Creating Space in our Lives

Yoga Practice December 7, 2017

We hear the word Minimalism so often that there seems to be degrees of minimalism in each of our lives! The term itself was first used in 1913 to describe an artwork by the Russian painter Kasemir Malevich. Since then, the word has gone on to connote a stripping down to bare essentials in terms …

Where did 2017 fly by? Slow down!

Yoga Practice December 1, 2017

Every year, come December, and each person seems to have only one thing to say – this year just flew by!  And every year seems to be ‘flying by’ even more rapidly for people! Exactly, why is this just a generic malaise? Why aren’t we able to slow down? Let’s explore… A Busy Mind = …

Know your asana: HALASANA

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

One of my favourite quotes is, “Bend so that you don’t break!” This applies to inversions and backbends. Halasana or the Plough pose is challenging, but at the same time it is rejuevenating. What is so special about Halasana? Halasana calms the mind, stimulates internal organs, activates the thyroid, stretches the shoulders and hamstrings. Besides, it …

Why Yoga for Dancers

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

I always thought that flexibility and grace were enough for a dancer. But, with time I realised strength, agility and isolation is a necessity too. As, the movements need to be clean, the spins should be consistent, so on and so forth. Besides, dancers are prone to injuries too! Especially, when we think that we …

When Yoga meets Technology

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Technology has become an integral part of our lives. It has been said that the job of teachers and psycologists/psycho-therapists has the minimal chance of being replaced with technology. But, as the times are progressing, Artificial intelligence is reaching all the fields. Yoga being, no exception. Yoga-centered apps are the popular form of technology being …

Self practice of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Whats’ your favourite part in Yoga practice? Savasana? Yoga Nidra..? Yoga Nidra is not just for relaxation. It is tapping into the subconscious mind where you can sow the seeds of your Sankalpa. Or, you unleash the power of your mind and creativity. We usually need some guidance, but we can also practice this anywhere, …

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 …

Benefits of Detox Juices

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Detoxing one’s body is fast becoming a new trend in the world of fitness.  As the name suggests, detoxing aims to help the body rid itself of toxins. The human body has many natural pathways to allow detoxification through liver, sweat, urine, faeces and more. Detoxification helps the vital organs cleanse themselves of the toxins. And enable …

Know your asana: Veerabhadrasana1

Yoga Practice November 7, 2017

Commonly called the warrior postures, Veerabhadrasana series is used for strength, flexibility and balance.  Veerabhadrasana 1 is brilliant asana to improve flexibility, strength and focus. What is so special about Veerabhadrasana 1? This is a widely practiced standing asana. Besides, increasing the lower back strength and flexibility, it also increases focus. A spiritual warrior bravely does battle …

Know your asana: Gupta Padmasana

Yoga Practice November 2, 2017

Gupta Padmasana requires hip flexibility. This asana has a positive influence upon the entire spine. Especially good for a rounded back. This asana is also called the “Hidden lotus” as the feet are hidden under the body. What is so special about Gupta Padmasana? This asana makes the legs more supple and helps us in sitting …

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