wellness

Saucha: The First Niyama

 The Yamas and Niyamas form an integral part of the eight-fold Yogic path. These observances, as explained in Yoga Sutras, are intended to be respected and followed throughout the yogic journey.     Saucha is the first Niyama which translates to cleanliness or purity. In the present day, people relate Read more…

wellness

Why Props in Yoga?

Props are widely used in many yoga classes including ours. It is used in a variety of ways that can be intriguing to many, especially beginner students. B K S Iyengar is the Yoga Guru who introduced props to the yoga world, making asanas and movement accessible to all. With Read more…

Beginner's Tips

Yoga During Your Monthly Cycle

Many women suffer from pain, muscle cramps, bloating or general weakness in the body during their monthly cycle. For many others, it is another normal day. Hormonal imbalances during this time can cause emotional distress, anger, depression or anxiety. Even in these modern times, women are uncomfortable to talk about Read more…

Science behind Yoga

Why We Love Yoga

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cardiovascular disease causes 30% of the deaths in the UAE, being the top killer in the country. Many factors come into play here, such as, high blood pressure, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and high cholesterol, to name a few. Prevention is always better Read more…

Science behind Yoga

Can Yoga Really Alter DNA?

The answer is yes, according to latest research. Now, before we go into the scientific aspect of this article, we need to talk about yoga itself. We already know that yoga and meditation have immense benefits, physically, emotionally and psychologically. Many people join the practice to become stronger and more Read more…

Beginner's Tips

All about Cobra pose

Cobra is one of the basic back bending postures taught in yoga classes. It is a great chest opener and an excellent posture to correct slouching shoulders and strengthen the back. Like any back bends, it is invigorating and when done correctly, can prevent and heal  lower back pain. How Read more…

Chakras
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Chakras in Yoga

    Yoga practice includes  strengthening of the physical body as well as the subtle body. The subtle body, otherwise known as the energy body, is the part where energy, or prana, flows.   Chakras are spinning wheels of energy within the subtle body that align in the spine, starting Read more…

Pranayama

Benefits of Pranayama

Benefits of Pranayam / Breathing exercises     Breathing is an essential part of Yoga as well as daily life. The mind, body and breath are connected and can have a strong influence over each other. For example, stress stemming from daily activities such as work can result in fast, Read more…