The Three Dosha of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient study, more specifically a science of life. Ayu means life and Veda means knowledge. The aim of Ayurveda is to prevent illness, heal the sick and preserve life; to protect health and prolong life; and to eliminate diseases and dysfunction of the...

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Daily practice for Breath Work

Pranayama is one of the most important parts of a yoga practice. It is the fourth limb in the Eight limbed system of yoga by Patanjali. Prana itself is also known as the life force in our body. In Chinese medicine it is known as the Qi. The free flow of the prana is...

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This is it!

“What? What do you mean this is it? There must be something more than this. It has to be. This can’t be it!” Maybe we have been in such situation that we question ourselves and the universe for more. We tend to think that there is more to live. Grasping and building...

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Eastern Wisdom to Get Through Difficult Times

If you are in difficult times now, I feel your heart and my prayer goes to you. In Indonesia, we grow up seeing these hard times as part of life and it is called “cobaan” or can be translated as as “exam” or “trial” times. We see this is necessary for our soul to grow...

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The Various Shades of a Yoga Life Style

When people hear that I am a yoga teacher, many times they casually inform me that the reason they are not practicing yoga is because they are not flexible enough to do “yoga”. I would ask them then, “What do you think “yoga” is?”. Usually they will laugh and say something like “putting your legs behind your head”.

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My Shade of Yoga

My Shade of Yoga   We are all individuals, but interconnected. We are all unique, but share so many things. We are all on a journey; moving, flowing, evolving. We all have our own Shade of Yoga, many shades, evolving shades.   Shade 1 - Beach Body My first...

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The Path of Yoga: Spiritual or Physical?

Spiritual or Physical? Yoga means to “yoke” and to put it simply, the purpose of yoga is to connect back with the Divine, to experience oneness with the Divine. So yoga is a spiritual practice. In the Yoga Sutra, Patanjali describes 8 steps to reach the...

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Mindful Travel to Transform Yourself

Travel and Discover "The world is flat", said Thomas L Friedman in his book "The World is Flat". I like the book because the first time I read it, I was travelling during a break from studying in The Netherlands, thousands of miles away from my home. We are all...

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