Category: Yoga in Daily Life

Yoga FAQs by women

Yoga Practice March 9, 2018

Once upon a time, Yoga was mainly practiced by men. And today, yoga is female-dominated. Ironic but true. Here are the most common questions asked by women w.r.t. yoga. Yoga FAQs Can I practice yoga during my mensuration period? Yes. Going to yoga may actually help you feel better. Thanks to yoga, I dont’ get cramps …

5 Signs that its’ time to start Meditating

Yoga Practice March 3, 2018

We know the symptoms of fever, flu, infections. And we take certain precautions and make amends for the good. Similarly, there are signs our body and mind emits. And, we need to notice them and inculcate Meditation as a daily ritual. “If you listen to your body when it whispers, you wont’ have to hear …

Anulom Vilom Pranayam

Yoga Practice March 1, 2018

Anulom Vilom Pranayam is one of the most practiced pranayam throughout the world. You can practice it any number of times and at any point of time, in a meditative posture.  Also popularly called the Alternative nostril breathing. What is so special about Anulom Vilom? Its purpose is to stimulate the nadis or energy channels …

Know your asana: Vipareet Naukasana

Yoga Practice February 27, 2018

For a strong core, we need strong abs and a strong back! We often get injured in asanas, because of a weak back. Thus, Vipareet Naukasana strengthens the entire back. Thereby, preparing us for more challenging poses. What is so special about Vipareet Naukasana? The posture lengthens the whole torso. While, strengthening the core, back, …

Funny anecdotes of Total yoga teachers

Yoga Practice February 25, 2018

We all have embarassing moments and then we have these hilarious encounters. The teachers at Total yoga are no exception, we’ve had our oops moments too! Giggle all the way to yoga, with our funny Total yogi true tales. P.S: Not naming the teachers. 🙂 Vipareet asana for the Tshirt “I had an early morning …

The Art and Science of Mudras

Yoga Practice February 24, 2018

Origin of the word The Sanskrit word “Mudra” means gesture or attitude. As per the Tantra tradition, mudra comes from “mud” meaning pleasure and “dravay” meaning to draw forth. Thus, the word also means “shortcut or circuit bypass.” Mudras can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures. Which connect the individual pranic force …

Know your asana: Natrajasana

Yoga Practice February 22, 2018

Did you know that to strengthen your knees, you need to strengthen the muscles around your thighs. Natrajasana helps in strengthening the thigh muscles. What is so special about Natrajasana? This posture helps in strengthening and toning the thighs. Besides, it also strengthens all the connective tissues in the thigh! Chakra-wise As we engage our …

Kapalbhati Pranayam

Yoga Practice February 18, 2018

Kapalbhati Pranayam is a frontal brain cleansing kriya. The frontal brain is responsible for emotional expression, problem solving, memory, judgement, social and sexual behaviour. To break it down, ‘Kapalbhati’ comes from the word ‘Kapal’ (forehead) and ‘Bhati’ which means ‘to shine’. What is so special about Kapalbhati Pranayam This breathing technique is a shatkarma practice. …

Bhastrika Pranayam (Bellows Breath)

Yoga Practice February 17, 2018

The Sanskrit word Bhastrika means “Bellows.” Therby, this pranayam is also called bellows breaths. As the air is forcefully drawn in and out of the lungs. What is so special about Bhastrika Pranayam This breathing technique increases the flow of air into the body. Which produces inner heat at both the physical and subtle levels. …

Why Evening Yoga classes are relaxing

Yoga Practice February 10, 2018

We always hear the benefits of practicing yoga in the morning. But, what about the evening or night practitioners. Is it futile doing yoga in the evening? Do we get the same benefits? Does it interfere with your sleep cycle? Well, read on the benefits of practicing yoga after sunset. Benefits of Practicing Yoga in …



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