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Total Yoga in Bangalore India -We focus first on Fitness (Asana Yoga) and De-stressing (Pranayam Yoga), Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga Dubai, Delhi, Pune
2022-01-24 05:08
The sun was rising that cold November morning, as I peeped out from behind the curtains, my eyes still heavy. I noticed a frost kissed garden. Outside, the trees were still bare . As I looke… Read More
2021-10-04 05:41
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras use the systematic approach of Ashtanga yoga (eight fold path) to reach Samadhi. The practice of Pranayama comes after Asana practice. As, it is the systematic… Read More
2021-08-30 04:59
We all suffer from pain at some point of time. It might be from stiff muscles, soreness or an injury. Myofascial release can be an effective option to relieve the pain and get back… Read More
2021-08-07 05:36
In the last few years, fitness has become a part of all our lives. We have people running or doing a variety of exercise regimes through the week. Something, that needs to be addressed today… Read More
2021-07-12 04:49
At some point or another, we all have faced bloating. Some more severe than others. Bloating is not the same as water retention. But the two terms are often used interchangeably. Put si… Read More
2021-06-28 06:23
What is Lymphatic Circulation and Drainage? The lymphatic system helps to expel waste and toxins from your body, mainly through sweat, bowel movements, saliva, and urine. Lymphatic fluid is… Read More
2021-06-07 07:36
If there is one diet truth we can all agree on, it’s that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. We’re all individuals with different needs and that goes for h… Read More
2021-05-15 06:15
It’s been a challenging year for everyone. Including our young adults and children. We all have been staying indoors; which limits physical activity. And sadly, its not viable playing… Read More
2021-05-04 11:54
Are you a caffeine junkie? Are you a coffee junkie, chai lover or exclusively herbal tea drinker? There are 40mg of caffeine in your average 100g of black filter coffee compared to 20mg in t… Read More
2021-04-17 03:51
Navratri is celebrated twice a year. However, not many would know that it is occurs in different seasons, five times a year. They are:- Navratri Ashadha Navratri Sharada… Read More
2021-02-22 05:49
In the last chapter of Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna feels dejected that he cannot follow any of the yoga paths. That is, Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga or Raja yoga. That is, Krishna tells Arj… Read More
2021-02-15 07:31
Becoming a mother is one of the most joyous events a woman can experience. Though, its normal for a new mom to feel intense anxiety, fear, frustration or sadness. New moms should take their… Read More
2021-01-20 07:16
We all want to learn to meditate for a longer duration. Though, what is better; two minutes of concentrated focus or two hours of diluted focus? Some say, sitting long hours will help you re… Read More
2021-01-12 07:03
Before Asana practice, comes the Yamas and Niyamas. While the Yamas bring us closer to truth by teaching us through our relationships with others. The Niyamas remind us that, the path t… Read More
2021-01-04 06:35
Ahimsa or Non-violence is often interpreted in a very narrow sense. For the longest time, I thought it meant not harming others in any way. But, Ahimsa means non-violence in our thoughts, wo… Read More
2020-12-14 04:18
Yoga is known to improve flexibility, strength; while helping one de-stress and calm. But, what we tend to forget is the, importance of spine in Yoga practice. Remember, that our ultimate ai… Read More
2020-12-08 05:06
The word Bahya means “outside” and kumbhaka means “breath retention.”  Bahya Kumbhaka is when the breath is held for several seconds after the exh… Read More
2020-11-30 04:51
Yoga teacher training equips one with a LOT of knowledge and basic yoga skills. But there is a lot that cannot be learned in 300 or 500 hours. It needs experience, guidance and constant lear… Read More
2020-11-23 07:53
So many of us chant Aum without really understanding the significance of it. Lets take five minutes to understand the philosophy behind Aum. Aum is meant to be chanted with its meaning in mi… Read More
2020-11-02 05:54
Vipassana Meditation changed my life Going to Vipassana meditation center early this year; was one of the best decisions and life changing experience for me. Vipassana is known to be the old… Read More
2020-10-05 03:28
Whenever people talk about Ayurveda, it’s usually about foods, dosha or herbs. Though, this is just one component of Ayurveda. Ayurveda consists of “Ayu” meaning &ldqu&hell…Read More
2020-10-02 03:14
2020 has been a challenging year to say the least. Mid-March the whole planet went spiraling out of control as Covid-19 started spreading like fire; and most countries started implementing l… Read More
2020-09-21 05:44
An injured or ill person turns to Alternate medicine, when nothing else us working. And, that’s what I did and tried “Cupping Therapy”. Did you know celebrities like Gwynet… Read More
2020-09-14 04:25
Pranayam is often interpreted as “control of breath.” Which is very limited. Pranayam is “the expansion of breath and prana.” Pranayam is both outwardly quiet an… Read More
2020-09-07 04:25
The lymphatic system The lymphatic system plays an important role in both removing wastes and toxins from the body. While maintaining its immunity against pathogens. It does this by cir… Read More
2020-08-17 04:38
I try to keep my yoga practice, as safe as I can. But, there are times, I get injured. And, this reminds me, I have to honest with myself and and respect my body’s limitations. Ho… Read More
2020-08-10 04:20
In the last week, I came across the word “Somatic movements,” a couple of times. And that’s when, I read more about it and its’ an interesting and a familiar concept… Read More
What Is Circadian Rhythm?
2020-08-03 07:13
Every organism has (from algae to zebras) Circadian Rhythm.  Nearly everything about how our body works is tied to biological clocks. Our clocks influence alertness, hunger, m… Read More
2020-07-21 04:41
Today,  more and more people are looking to find peace of mind. The purpose of meditation can be to find- peace, happiness, solutions or overall well-being. But, what is meditation?&nbs&hell…Read More
2020-06-29 06:19
For the longest time, I have wanted to include Yin in my yoga practice. And this lock-down has allowed me to integrate it with my existing practice. What is Yin yoga? Yin is a slow, soothing… Read More
2020-06-23 05:57
In the last few years, Foam rolling has  become a holistic tool. That can be used in all forms of movement and exercise.  What is Foam rolling? Foam rolling is like a myofascial th… Read More
Symbolic Significance Of Jnana Mudra
2020-06-16 05:06
Hand Mudras is an essential part of Pranayam and Meditation. As, they act as “locks” to guide energy flows and reflexes, to the brain. Symbolic Significance of Jnana Mu… Read More
2020-05-29 06:42
Hello Yogis! We feel so blessed and grateful to be completing 10 years of Total Yoga. The journey that began from Pune is now global. Manish Pole and Neetu Singh had a vision of a Yoga scho… Read More
2020-05-25 05:56
In a lot of Yoga Teacher training courses, the day begins at 5am with meditation. As, this is the auspicious period of Brahma Muhurta. What is Brahma Muhurta? Brahma muhurta is a period… Read More
2020-05-22 04:46
My first encounter with Celery Juice I first heard about drinking celery juice from our favorite tennis player, Novak Djokovic. He has held #1 position on ATP list for many years. Apart from… Read More
2020-05-17 05:51
Critical to the health: Vagus Nerve The vagus nerve is extremely critical to our overall health. It is intimately tied in with multiple organs and systems of the body. Without the vagus nerv… Read More
2020-05-11 07:31
Sometime back, I heard about the “Vagus nerve” in a yoga workshop. And I forgot all about it. Recently, I read an article that stated: “Deep breathing turns on the vagus ne… Read More
2020-05-09 05:56
Inspiration for Juice Fasting My husband and I stumbled upon ‘Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead’ on Netflix few years back. This documentary was created in 2010 by an Australian Joe Cros… Read More
Why Total Yoga: Teachers’ Testimonial
2020-05-04 05:08
During my Teachers’ Training, I remember being told that “The soul of Total Yoga is the teachers.” As, it is the teacher who uplifts, shares and inspires the students… Read More
2020-04-28 05:50
What is the Body Mind connection? This means that our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes can positively or negatively affect our biological functioning. On the other hand, what we do… Read More
2020-04-21 05:21
There are some yoga poses that are often confused with one another. Cobra and Upward facing dog is one of them. Though both these asanas are back bends. They are felt in different regions of… Read More
2020-04-13 05:44
There are so many common phrases that we hear in a Yoga class. Which guides us and helps our practice get better and deeper. Let’s see what they really mean.. Common Analogies in Yoga… Read More
Yoga Teacher Training Goes Online
2020-04-08 07:02
What is the most valuable commodity we all have in equal amounts? Time..  The lock down that has been induced due to COVID19 has cut our commute times, cancelled our vacations, red… Read More
2020-04-06 06:02
What are Meditative Asanas? A meditative asana allows the practitioner to sit in one position/asana for extended periods of time. Without any discomfort or pain. If the awareness in entangle… Read More
Why Total Yoga : Brand Ambassadors
2020-04-04 05:20
In the last 10 years, Total Yoga has spread over 4 continents. Let’s talk to the teachers from Auckland, Derby, Dubai and Folsom; to know about their experience in taking Total Yoga ov… Read More
2020-03-19 05:04
Nauli (Abdominal massage) Nauli Kriya is one of the Shatkarmas  (yogic cleansing techniques). This is a technique where the entire abdominal muscles are contracted and rolled side to si… Read More
2020-03-16 05:38
Yoga Stories: Bait the Big Fish A man wanted to catch “The big prized fish”.  He took the best of worms, but the big fish eluded him. Day after day, he got many fishes, but… Read More
2020-03-13 05:19
‘Going to the Himalayas represents much more than going on a trek. From time immemorial, in the Indian Culture – going to the Himalayas has meant going on a Journey of self-disco… Read More
Greek Odyssey: Total Yoga Retreat
2020-03-06 06:14
Halkidiki, Greece The main summer destination in northern Greece, Halkidiki is a lush region with three peninsulas located near Thessaloniki. Halkidiki is known for: 1) Beaches The… Read More
2020-03-04 05:56
Folic acid is a form of vitamin B-9 that can dissolve in water. It is a key ingredient in the making of the nucleic acid that forms part of all genetic material. Folic acid is a synthetic fo… Read More
2020-03-02 04:25
Pranayama is an indispensable tool in Yoga. And as per Hatha Yoga Pradapika; the breath, the vital forces, the mind, body and thoughts are all energy. Thus, when the breath is modified; then… Read More
2020-02-28 05:44
Cleansing is one of the most important pillars of health and well being. In Yoga, we practice the Shatkarmas to cleanse all the organs that come in contact with the external environment. Bes… Read More
2020-02-26 06:21
Yoga Stories: Magnificence of the light There was a man who was blind from birth. His friend spoke about the beauty of the sun and its light. The blind man wanted to understand it further. H… Read More
2020-02-24 07:13
Practicing Surya namaskar is a therapeutic experience for me. It helps me release stress and stay grounded. There are a lot of variations to the practice of sun salutations. There is no righ… Read More
2020-02-21 04:44
Ujjayi Breath can be used when you want to calm down or energize yourself. It is used when practicing yoga. And it can be used while running, trekking or performing any strenuous activity. I… Read More
2020-02-19 05:04
Slow Deep Breathing helps us in transforming restlessness to restfulness. But, our minds are vulnerable to the slightest distraction. Any external stimuli diverts the attention. Thereby, try… Read More
2020-02-17 06:10
The Rampant Horse Once a king had a beautiful horse that could not be ridden. As the horse was wild and rampant. The king wanting to ride the horse. Thus, he announced that, anyone who could… Read More
2020-02-12 05:16
What is Earthing/Grounding? Earthing/Grounding is the process of absorbing the earth’s free flowing electrons through the feet or body. The Earth is like a gigantic battery that contai… Read More
2020-02-07 04:48
“Have you ever wondered why we practice Yoga barefoot..?” The Decline of Earthing We live in an era of highly prevalent electromagnetic fields. That is, WiFi, mobile phones, sens… Read More
My Meditation Journey: Deepika Purani
2020-02-05 05:20
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”  ~The Bhagvad Gita. I believe in this completely…..this is the most individual activity I have known… Read More
2020-02-03 06:47
Mind training is an essential part of Yoga. The mind is identified by its various states and activities. Mind, (a manifestation of Prakriti) is a composite of the three gunas. That is… Read More
Why Total Yoga: Students’ Testimonial
2020-01-31 06:43
In June, 2020 Total yoga will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. It has been a great journey. From one city to four continents, from a few students to a big community. Let’s ask a… Read More
2020-01-29 05:48
In the last 3 years Meditation has become more popular worldwide. It is being used to enhance creativity, awareness, health and perspective.  I have often heard from runners and dancers… Read More
2020-01-23 05:11
Food is nourishing, celebratory, comforting and it brings people together. The Food trends have seen a tremendous change in the last five years. These are predicted to be the biggest food tr… Read More
2020-01-20 06:20
A large camel train was passing through the desert. It had been a tiring journey and all the drivers wanted some rest and sleep. Thus, they decided to rest for the night. Soon, the camel dri… Read More

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