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.

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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

Natural Back Pain Remedy I am trying

DISCLAIMER: I am not medically trained. Just testing and trying natural healing methods for my own body.   I have been "suffering" from lower back pain for the past half year. Once in awhile it gets better if I stretch my back correctly or sometimes it gets worse when I over-do it or engage in … Continue reading Natural Back Pain Remedy I am trying

My love for spiritual yoga (though I prefer not to label)

I will not make myself sound like a yogini because honestly I wasn't discipline when I first started yoga. I took beginner classes from community centers 15 years ago thrice. I stopped and once in awhile participated in ad-hoc yoga classes. 3 years ago, a friend recommended me to Real Yoga Singapore. Sometimes I hesitate … Continue reading My love for spiritual yoga (though I prefer not to label)