“A little alignment goes a long way”: Interview with Physiotherapist, Mr. Sumit Sharma, about muscles, imbalances and healing with Yoga

 Mr. Sumit Sharma is an Orthopedic Physiotherapist, YACEP provider and the originator of the “Therapeutic Yoga  healing” program though which he helps people in India and around the world. In this interview, he answers questions about the common muscle imbalances and injuries prevalent today, and provides tips for yoga students, Read more…

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…

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…

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…

Chakras

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…

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…