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Giveaway begins January 10th, 2015 and ends January 30th, 2015 at 11:59pm EST, open to U.S. & International entrants. Entrants must follow the guidelines specified in the instructions above to qualify. A random winner will be chosen and contacted on January 31st through email. If no response is received from the selected winner 48 hours after the announcement, another random winner will be selected. All information provided by entrants is confidential and will not be shared with other third parties. Total prize value is approx. $124 USD.
GOOD LUCK everyone, and I hope you have a wonderful 2015!
Yin yoga was a foreign term until my last membership at a yoga studio in Singapore. When I went for my very first Yin yoga class, I felt like a kid at her first day of school. It was a brand new experience as the instructor told us to get into a pose and hold it for an average of 5 minutes each – which is very different from other ‘regular’ yoga practices where you hold a pose for say, 5 breaths. I remember one day halfway through a Yin class, I became slightly impatient because all I could think was: When are we getting out of this pose!?
Stemming from Taoist roots, Yin yoga focuses on the connective tissues instead of muscles. The usual types of yoga we know like Hatha, Bikram, or Vinyasa are classified under the ‘Yang’ category – where you use strength to get into a pose, move and switch poses quickly, and creating ‘heat’ in your body. Yin yoga is the exact opposite: it emphasizes on stillness and ‘cooling’ the body, and requires you to hold a particular position or intense stretch for at least 3 minutes, and up to 20 minutes at a time. I see it as meditating and doing yoga at the same time!
It is said that the hips are our ‘emotional drawer’. The hip area contain some of the most important muscles and joints of our body, and for most of us, it’s often a tight area since we spend a lot of time sitting down or engaging in everyday physical activity.
We unconsciously store negative emotions in our hips, because we have nowhere else to store those feelings of sadness, guilt, fear, or stress. Using yoga to ‘open’ the hips can help to release those deep-seated emotions, and in the long run, you gain more mobility in your hip joints, improve posture, and your entire being will feel ‘lighter’.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
The openness and flexibility of your hips also depends on your anatomy. This article from Ekhart Yoga illustrates how skeletal differences affect individuals’ range of motion. The size of our body does not dictate how flexible we can be – as mentioned in the article, bones are bones and nothing can change them no matter how much we work on them. Continue reading →
My last routine post was in October, and now that it’s winter, I thought I’ll do an update as my skin care routine has changed a little since then.
The skin concerns for this time of the year are mainly: keeping dry patches at bay and preventing dehydration. Moisture level in the air is low, and I can tell that from my skin immediately as some fine lines become more pronounced than usual. Anyhow, this time round I decided to go back to some of my most trusted skin care products, aka those that received the ‘back-of-the-dresser-exile’ for some time due to my excessive curiosity (or in other words, fickle-mindedness) with newer products.
Yoga is awesome, because there’s a ‘solution practice’ for any kind of ailment. A simple stretch or bend can alleviate a headache, relieve back pain, or help balance your mood during PMS.
One of the greatest problem I’ve had my entire life was, erm, regularity of bathroom visits. In the recent couple of years, that has been sorted out thanks to green smoothies, introduction of probiotics, and being aware of my diet.
Our bodies detox every single day, hence the ideal of using the bathroom daily. However, our natural detoxification system can be compromised by various stressors from work or the environment, or due to poor modern-day diets. Yoga is a good way to support the body’s cleanse, especially when you engage in a twisting sequence. When we bend, stretch, and twist, we’re actually gently massaging our internal organs and stimulating blood flow. With proper breathing throughout your practice, that also helps with elimination of carbon dioxide from the body.
Welcome back to another post of Yoga at Home! For these 2 weeks, Yeiza and I will be sharing our favorite, tried-and-tested sequences that we enjoy frequently for our home yoga practice.
I love a good practice in the morning after I wake up, so a morning sequence is essential to wake up my brain, stretch those half-awoken muscles, and simply, give me a good vibe to start the day right.
Since we’re on the topic of yoga this month, I thought I’ll share some yoga-related finds on Etsy!
This beautiful pillow is used for chakra meditation by combining sacred geometry, healing gemstones and aromatic herbs to present a potent powerhouse of multidimensional magic. Each pillow is handmade with silkscreen fabrics and filled with organic and/or wildcrafted herbs which can work to affect your consciousness and heal the body. There’s some magic going on in there…
Need a tote for your class or running errands? Made from organic cotton, this French Tote features a stylishly cute design that will attract attention anywhere.
I’ve always loved the look of leg warmers, but a lot of them are bulky and look a little too… granny? This pair is made in Bulgaria, and the clever, body-sensitive design and top-quality breathable fabric makes it a good addition to your yoga wardrobe.
If you’re looking for an essential oil to help turn your busy brain off, try the Guardian Intention Oil. A lovely blend of lavender, juniper berry, and sweet vanilla, infused with clear quartz crystal and black tourmaline stones set your mind for meditation and yoga.
A soy candle adds a nice element to any yoga session, and I’m in love withthis one from Hart and Hawthorn. Every candle is hand-poured and you can choose from a regular braided wick, or a wooden wick that crackles gently.
How cool is this Copycat Yoga Mat? Now you don’t have to worry about forgetting a particular asana during home practice because you can just copy the pose! It’s slightly thicker than regular mats, printed with non-toxic ink and phthalate-free too.
If you missed last week’s DIY mat spray or can’t be bothered to make one don’t have the supplies, then this Zen Garden spray is for you. It cleans, disinfects, and acts as aromatherapy too.