The Upanisads

The Upanishads (Sanskrit: Upaniṣads) are the ancient texts of philosophy, and commonly referred to Vedanta (the essence of Veda). The unity of Brahman (ultimate reality) and Atman (soul, self) is the core idea in all of the Upanishads. There are 108 Upanishads are associated with the Veda. 10 upaniṣads are associated with the Rigveda. 16 upaniṣads are associated with the Samaveda. 19 upaniṣads are associated with the Shukla Yajurveda. 32 upaniṣads are associated […]

Ayurveda six tastes

THE SIX TASTES Taste is important and has a direct influence on our bodies.  In Ayurveda each food and herb has a specific taste (along with its prabhava), when we balance these tastes it keeps our body in balance. The taste buds on our tongues are organized into six groups — these are the six […]

Core strength ≠ Visible toned abs

During yogasana class, teachers often told the students “Engage your core”, and the students usually just contract the abdominal muscles, which is very good; but if you are looking for precision, you should actually focus on the core muscles including: Rectus abdominis, obliques, transverse abdominis, quadratus lumborum, psoas major and adductors. Balancing and core strength […]

Vinyasa yoga

Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. Its strength is in its diversity. There is no single rule or […]

Notes for students

Always keep empty stomach 2 hours before doing yoga. For the one who has long hair, please bind your hair. For the one who wear glasses, please wear contact lenses /simply not wearing glasses during the postures’ practice. You are free to use the yoga mats and blocks provided by the studio. You may bring […]

Happy backbends

Backbends are beneficial for the spine and other parts of the body, including the shoulders and hips. The tension in the back and spine can be released by performing backbends. Backbends also have several physical benefits include increasing energy and building stamina. The movement combined with breath improves oxygenation and blood circulation, which helps you […]

5 tips of balancing

 Keeping your breath calm and steady can help a lot to stabilize mind and body. Start the pose from the base, broadening the surface of touch with the ground and rooting it down, may it be a hand, a foot, both hands or both feet, the forearms, or the head. Keep your gaze gently fixed […]