When I was first offered the opportunity to come for the Ashtanga Mysore class at Art of Yoga, I had some serious doubts and reservations. Firstly, like most beginners, I questioned my own flexibility and stamina to even partake in such a class. Furthermore, I assumed that the session was from 6.30-9.30 am – a solid THREE hours. And finally, the thought of waking up before sunrise completely deterred me from even trying.
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I started practicing in 2008/2009, during my undergraduate days in Vancouver, BC. I remember wanting to take up a physical practice - ballet, pilates and yoga were on my radar. After checking the pricing for all three practices, yoga proved to be the cheapest. Plus, accompanied with my student discount on monthly passes and (almost but not really) free bus card, I could go to classes without feeling a huge pinch. So, yoga it was!
Qi Gong works the muscles differently from typical exercises practiced by Westerners. Qi gong and other internal exercises build looseness and suppleness.
Qi is the source of life and the actions of the physical body are the manifestations of life. By knowing how Qi functions it can lead to a healthy life.
OM Chanting is one of the most powerful and an ancient healing technique introduced for the modern age. It supports our health and meditation practice.
Natalie Lim's yoga 'journey' started when she selected yoga as an alternative form of exercise while her knee injury healed. She realized she didn't know her body at all and decided to start practising on her own at home. She sealed her love affair with yoga by taking her teacher's training. The rest is history.
Joy Tan started yoga at the age of 19 and became a certified teacher in 2013. Thanks to meditaiton, yoga has helped her during work as a school teacher.
Karen Tan is a core work specialist, mat pliates teacher and an avid jogger . She is also the artist and founder of The Mala Company.
Arti Daryanani is an experienced yoga and meditation instructor of almost 20 years. She is also one of the few certified in the Yamuna® Body Rolling method.