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  • Healing Experience in Thailand

    The course I took was a holistic immersion into three limbs of yoga. The daily practice consisted of two hours of breath work (pranayama), two hours of meditation (dhyana), one hour of chanting, as well as one hour of exercise (asanas).

  • Pranayama – Expanding Your Energy

    There is a vital energy or life force flowing through us all, maintaining physical functions that keep us alive and healthy. Various cultures have assigned different names for this single life force; Qi, Chi, The Force. The Sanskrit term for life force is “prana.”

  • Flower Moon

    Today's full moon is called the Flower Moon in honour of May's abundant blooms. Flower Moon observations revolve around the bounty and beauty of nature this time of the year. The name has Native American origins, and in North America at this time, there are multitude of wildflowers in bloom, such as anemones, wild garlic, indigo, bluebells, lupines, sundrops, and violets.

  • Know your knees

    Ask any med student, and they will all agree that the knee is probably the most complex joint in the body. As a matter of fact most of the people who take up my course come with problems related to weak knees, or injury. Others suffer back aches that originate from their knees, although they do not even realise it.

  • Strong to the Core

    There are three core muscles in the abdominals: the transverse, the rectus and the internal and external obliques. In pilates, this core is referred to as the Power House. The power house is made up of three sets of muscles”

  • No More Back Pain

    Most of us spend hours at the office, sitting on a chair (that is perhaps not ergonomically designed), with our necks bent towards a

  • Of mindfulness

    The greatest present you can give is your presence!

  • This Ramadan, what's on your Mind Platter?

    We generally think of the food pyramid when we think of what items should be on our plate to optimise physical health. What would be the equivalent of a recommended daily diet for a healthy mind?

  • The healthy and holy detox — Yoga during Ramadan

    It is a month of introspection, devotion and self-discipline. Comprising 30 days of abstinence, during Ramadan, it is important to keep your mind and body strong.

  • Sonic salutations to the sun

    Surya Namaskar has many benefits. Here are a few: weight loss, better blood circulation, strengthening of muscles and joints, improved flexibility and toning, improved digestion and respiration, improved sleep, reduced depression and anxiety, regularised menstrual cycle, reduced blood sugar level, detoxification of the body and calming of the mind.

  • Hanging on in quiet desperation?

    Many Bangladeshis experience depression and anxiety, but the general mass lack awareness on the causes, the symptoms or treatment of mental illnesses. Often people are even oblivious to fact that they suffer from mild to severe forms of depression.

  • Emotional Freedom

    We all at some points in our lives must cope with physical ailments. Flu, fever, endometriosis, slip disk, torn ACL, ulcers, acid reflux, piles, heart conditions, diabetes, chronic pain, etc.

  • Attitude of gratitude

    In a state of gratitude, our brain releases dopamine, which makes us feel good. When you are feeling grumpy, the quickest way to change your mood is to say, Thank You!

  • Break bad habits to make space for new possibilities

    Samskara saksat karanat purvajati jnanam.

  • Transforming the mind – from anger to compassion

    The mind, or an individual's stream of consciousness, can become polluted by ignorance, attachment and aversion.

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