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Category: Total Yogis

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 …

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 …

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 …

10 signs that you’re into Yoga

Yoga Practice October 23, 2017

“Yoga is the process of uniting your body, mind and spirit so that you can be whole again.” You have started doing yoga. A lot of people are practicing different genres of yoga. So how do we spot a yogi. When yoga becomes a lifestyle, a yogi can be spotted anywhere. As they practice mindfulness to …

Know your asana- USHTRASANA

Yoga Practice October 17, 2017

Ushtrasana or the camel pose is a backbend which also opens the heart centre.  Ushtrasana is like a camel travelling through the Sahara, requiring stamina, endurance, and a commitment to inner awareness. What is so special about Ushtrasana? This asana improves the blood circulation in the abdominal region. Thus, improves the digestion. Also, the pose strengthens the …

6 Yoga Myths Busted!!

Yoga Practice October 15, 2017

Yoga Myths When people start thinking about yoga there are lots of thoughts/preconceived notions running in the mind. I’m sure it does for everybody, before they start. Some folks have asked me if Yoga is only for flexible people? yoga can de-stress you, but lose weight…??? Busting the common yoga myths Yoga is sneakily religious …

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