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Category: Total Yogis

World Capital of Yoga- RISHIKESH

Yoga Practice December 9, 2017

“My heart leaps up and down, as the fresh air kisses my face. No nightingale soothes my mind, like the sound of bells and River Ganga. More and more weary travellers find solace in the lush mountains and greens. Saffron clad people to people in jeans, find an abode better to their dreams. Welcome dear …

10 funny Yoga riddles

Yoga Practice December 3, 2017

Why didn’t the yogi buy the vacuum cleaner? It came with too many attachments! What did the yogi tell his restless student? Don’t just do something – Sit there! What did the yogi say to the hot dog vendor? Make me one with everything! What did the sign in the window of the yoga master …

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 …

Simple tips to take awesome Yoga photos

Yoga Practice November 26, 2017

Social media is flooding with #yoga photos.  Posting yoga “selfies”  and photos has become quite a phenomenon. And for some people (like me) who are not camera friendly, posing in an asana, for the camera is a task. I’m no seasoned expert by any means when it comes to  photography.  But I am blessed with a sister …

Why Full-moon night yoga-meditation?

Yoga Practice November 25, 2017

The Power of Full Moon The moon being closer to the earth than the sun, has a strong gravitational effect on the planet. One of the main arguments in relation to the full moon’s effects on our emotions and thoughts is that given the fact that our bodies are made up of approximately 75% water, …

Know your asana: Matsyasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Matsyasana or “Fish pose” is a mild backbend and helps in relaxing the neck-shoulders post inversions.  It is said that, if you do Matsyasana in water, you can float like a fish. What is so special about Matsyasana? Matsyasana is said to be the “destroyer of all diseases.” It is a great therapeutic asana for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Know your asana: Chaturanga Dandasana

Yoga Practice November 20, 2017

Chaturanga Dandasana is a major component of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Power Yoga. The english translation of this Snaskrit word is “Four-limbed-staff-pose.” A plank is challenging enough, but this low plank really tests the arm and core strength. What is so special about Chaturanga Dandasana ? This asana strengthens the arms and shoulders. It lays down the foundation …

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