intimate

Morning yoga, as I go through the morning sequence, breathing in - move, breathing in - move, staying in body awareness, my mind wandered, thinking about my alignment, felt the fear as my weaker knee bore my body weight, tighten glutes, engage feet, curling toes, grip the mat, imagining a teacher who adjusts my pose, … Continue reading intimate

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Release

Release in the body is not pushing through the pain in a yoga pose. It is breathing and knowing that every breath comes. The ease of body rising and falling with the breath. Making this connection reminds us to trust. As our body trust, our body releases. Releases the need to control, the tension.

Stretches for my back

Check out these stretches for back Since I herniated my disc, I have practised these stretches as advised by my orthopedic, Dr James. You can find many recommended stretches for slipped disc online. However, one stretch cannot fit all back injury. Mine is posterior disc herniation. Bending forward and rounding of the back is a huge … Continue reading Stretches for my back

Controlled breathing (Breathing Exercises)

Breathing exercises are tools we use when we need. When we need to sleep better, when we face stressful situation or when we just want to feel calm and peace after a day. There are 6 breathing exercises in the following article 6 Breathing Exercises to relax in 10 minutes. I have tried all of … Continue reading Controlled breathing (Breathing Exercises)

Breath and Bandha: Practice Continues

Yes, I was advised against practising yoga due to my lower back pain and ongoing treatment. At this point, I remember that yoga is not just physical poses (Asanas). Perhaps to some, it is purely physical strength and health. (Eight Limbs of Ashtanga) I would want yoga to be part of my journey inward. So I … Continue reading Breath and Bandha: Practice Continues

Chiropractic Experience for my back

I have finally decided to visit a chiropractor to check on my back. I am feeling random shooting electric pain/sensation on my right/left butt. In my previous post on back pain, I wanted a natural way of healing.  I have been doing stretching exercise. I can feel that the symptoms are not improving and at times … Continue reading Chiropractic Experience for my back