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Asana of the week : Dancer (Natarajasana)

Stand with the feet together and look at a fixed point Bend the right knee and grasp the ankle/foot with the right hand Slowly raise and stretch the right leg backwards, as high as comfortable Extend the left arm Hold the position for a few moments, maintain balance Lower the left arm, lower the right leg, and release the foot Repeat for the other side :)Yogi pro tip: Focusing on a fixed point will help you maintain your balance You can bring the fingers of the extended hand

The power behind hand gestures - Mudras

Surely you are familiar with the famous meditation position: sitting cross-legged, palms on knees and fingers touching. But yogis don't do this to look interesting, as with everything in yoga, there is a deeper meaning and purpose to it. So why do we do hand gestures during yoga practice? The different gestures are called Mudras. The Sanskrit word mudra is translated as "gesture" or "attittude". A mudra may involve the whole body or it may be a simple hand gesture. They are a

Asana of the week: Palm tree (Tadasana)

Stand with feet together or about 10 cm apart Raise your arms above the head, interlock the fingers and turn the palms upward Place the hands on top of your head Inhale, stretch the arms upward and raise the heels coming up on your toes Hold the position for a few seconds Exhale, lower the heels and bring the hands back on top of your head :)Yogi pro tip: Look at a fixed point in front of you, it will help you maintain balance You can practice up to 10 rounds Need a challenge

The 5 points of yoga

The yogis consider that we are not born only to live, suffer and die; there is a greater purpose to life. And in order for us to be able to explore life's purpose, we need a healthy body and mind. Therefor, the ancient sages developed a system, to help us keep our physical and mental abilities strong. This system of yoga is simple, natural and involves five main principles: Proper exercise Our body is the vehicle of the soul, so we want to keep it healthy. It is said that our

Let's shatter some yoga myths!

There are many ways to define and explain yoga, but in this post I want to focus on what yoga is not. Let's shatter some yoga myths: "Yoga is a religion" - Yoga is a thousands year old discipline. Even though it originates from India, one doesn't have to be a Hindu to practice yoga. You can be of any religion, or no religion for that matter, and still be a yogi. It doesn't matter to what form of divinity you pray to, or what your beliefs are, it is more about showing kindness

Asana of the week: Tree (Vriksasana)

Stand upright with feet together and arms on the sides Focus your eyes on a fixed point in front of you Bend the right leg and place the sole of the foot on the inside of your left thigh Bring hands in prayer position in front of the chest When your balanced,inhale and bring the arms over your head Hold pose for a few seconds and breathe normally Exhale and release the arms Release the foot Repeat for the left side :)Yogi pro tip: When balancing on one leg, imagine the foot b

Asana of the week: Triangle ( Trikonasana)

Stand upright Bring your feet a little more than shoulder width apart Turn the right foot to the right side Inhale and stretch your arms sideways, raised at shoulder level Exhale and bend your body to the right, keeping arms in line: right hand on the right leg, arms in line, left hand up ( You can also slightly bend the right knee) Look up at the left hand Hold pose for a few seconds, breathe normal Inhale and return to standing position, with arms still stretched in a strai