19: Sadhana

So i was doing a little reading online and found this article by one of my favourite yogi, Kino Macgregor on mind body green to be really really good. Here i would like to repost some of the quotes from…

18: Karma

18: Karma

  —   Karma Yoga. The process of practising perfection in actions. Perfection in Actions.   I thought about it as the month have passed by and realised how imperfect, we, as humans are. In fact, i started to realise…

17: Yoga Nidra

17: Yoga Nidra

  Yoga Nidra is also known as Yogic Sleep, Psychic Sleep and Lucid Sleeping, is an altered state of consciousness. It is the state of deep sleep where the mind remains conscious and aware. The practice, as it is known today,…

16: prana kosha

16: prana kosha

While i was trying to teach my sequence, i started to have a minor panic attack when i gave too much thought into what i was supposed to say. Especially in between transitions of the warrior poses where we have…

15 : Sequencing

Before TTC, i always wonder how do instructors plan out their class and how they manage to keep it fresh and not boring every time. The yoga classes i have attended so far are always different in it’s flow, poses…

14 : Chakra

14 : Chakra

  I guess chakras will be my favourite part of yogic studies. I have always been intrigued by the nature of chakras and the energy it possesses, maybe due to longevitology studies i have attended when i was young. Since…

13 : Jala Neti

13 : Jala Neti

Neti is an important part of Shatkarma, the yogic system of cleansing techniques. It is intended to clean the air passageways in the head. The two main variants are jala neti (using water) and the more advanced sutra neti (using string). Jala Neti…

12 : Namaste

12 : Namaste

Namaste. The divine in me honours the divine in you. Teaching has brought a new light of yoga within me. I did a few reading online and found some tips to help everyone out there under the TTC training. One…

11 : Trataka

11 : Trataka

Trāṭaka ( त्राटक ) is the practice of staring at an external object. This fixed gazing is a method of meditation which involves concentrating on a single point such as a small object, black dot or candle flame. It is used as a way of developing…

10 : Shatkarma

Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana (Short Intestinal Wash) Laghoo shankhaprakshalana is said to regularise the functioning of the intestines and encourage good bowel movement. Shankha means ‘conch’ and prakshalana means ‘to wash completely’. Laghoo shankhaprakshalana is performed in the early morning on an…

09 : What is Yoga?

09 : What is Yoga?

  Disconnect, to Connect. Today marks the first day of the Shatkarma yoga retreat @ Bukit Tinggi Bentong. Any yoga retreat always makes me excited as being with like-minded people always brings an air of positivity that cannot be found anywhere…

08 : Ahimsa

08 : Ahimsa

  Ahimsa, kindness to all living beings or non-killing. More specifically… …entire abstinence from causing any pain or harm whatsoever to any living creature, either by thought, word or deed. Non-injury needs a harmless mind, mouth and hand. Ahimsa is not…

07 : The Journey

07 : The Journey

Couldn’t attend TTC this weekend as i was away to Hong Kong for my yearly trip to the extended family in HK. I am always very excited and full of gratitude when it comes to visiting HK. Maybe cause visiting…

05: Santosha.

05: Santosha.

Be grateful. Be contented. Be happy. Though sometimes easier said than done…we often live our lives chasing too much of our dreams and wants and let peer pressure determine our goals and measurement of what success is in life. Is…

Yoga of Bhagavad Gita

02: Bhakti Yoga

My favourite part of story from Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 12 on Bhakti Yoga Arjuna asks, “O Lord, some worship you as saguna (with form), while others as nirguna (without form). Tell me which of the two pleases you more.” The Supreme Lord said, “Those who…

01: Clarity

01: Clarity

Clarity. Sometimes I get frustrated when the world doesn’t go around my way. Keyword : “my way“. Just a day before i started the YTTC, i was questioning people in my social network how can human be so selfish sometimes….

Being Happy

*** Yesterday, i wore my school tee and went to the bank. The lady at the counter smiled at me and asked “Awalnyer you balik dari sekolah?” i couldnt help but started laughing. then i replied.. “I bukan student lah”…

samadhi

The yoga high is definitely wearing off and some experiences has definitely already worn off. Of late, yoga classes have been more of a routine rather than a challenge and y’all should know that i am a sucker for challenges…

muktha hasta sirsasana / free hand headstand

  For yogis out there having trouble going up to the headstand, try a muktha hasta sirsasana instead. This posture is (seriously) easier to achieve than the headstand and helps you get the confidence to do the headstand! 🙂 tip…

mayurasana

*** some tips to help you go to the final mayurasana pose. 1. try single side mayurasana first. left and then right before going to full mayurasana 2. if you’re not confident, put your forehead on the floor first 3….

om shanti, i have no expectations

Hello hello everyone. I know… i have been slacking on my yoga notes lately. to my defense it wasnt intentional because each time after class, i’m just drop dead tired and have no energy left for words and reflections. it’s close to…

yoga for the non believers

YOGA. i have been getting a lot of weird and funny stares when i tell people i go for yoga classes. To many, yoga is like a fitness routine for girls who are flexible and nothing beneficial comes out of…

when your mind is empty

yesterday i learned an italian quote that simply defined my day (or personal philosophy). dolce far niente which simply means the joy of doing possibly nothing. i don’t know how many people out there who would actually relate to the…

yoga pose of the month

eka pada koundinyasana strong arms and even stronger legs to flex the toes while balancing on this pose. head look forward and eyes focus on a spot. beginners can rest your forehead on the ground. mind focused and balance is…

handstand scorpion

this will be a quick post on yoga. it’s been quite sometime since i’ve been vrischikasana-ing. It is my favourite pose, yes, but the one pose that i always wanted to master gracefully is the handstand. and subsequently the handstand…

open up your heart

🙂 I’ve realized recently from my yoga practices how differently i do my sun salutation after years of practice. I do not have time *cough* to record a video and show you my sun salutations but basically, sun sals is…

the happy map

Just to share with you something i found and also what i truly believe in. 🙂 the HAPPY MAP Deep Nature Appreciation is the best fuel. Harmonize your Life with the ways of Nature. Life has stages, live in harmony…

tangan berdiri

Doing the handstand is the most challenging yoga posture for me so far;- to balance your whole body on your hand and stay put while balancing your body on air  from the strengths of your hands/arms. basically my arms is…

thank you

*** Sometimes all it takes is the encouragement of your peers to take you to the next level. Always encourage people around you to strive for more. To love themselves and appreciate their lives, body and soul. Make them feel…

and i thought what i felt was simple

yoga feeds my soul. ahimsa… 🙂 i feel so different everytime i bow to the teacher after each class. i’ll say namaste from my heart and say thanks for all the peace and love we share with each other i’ll…

If Life is Coffee

  Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn’t change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup,…