Shazia Omar

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

A tête-à-tête with George Anthony

I had the pleasure of meeting George, an inspiring yogi, on one of my yoga training getaways in Koh Samui. His dedication to the practice, his sincerity and his humour, his commitment to his...

April 7, 2019
April 7, 2019

The rise in the popularity of yoga

If the body is stiff and the mind is rigid, what life can one live? The practice of yoga is to remove weeds from the body so that a garden can grow. Yoga stretches and strengthens the mind, body...

March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019

Interview of a yogi: Ulfath Kuddus

I am my mother's biggest fan, and growing up, I did everything she did- I basically wanted to be her! She was really into yoga (and Jane Fonda)

March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019

Interview of a Yogi: Helena Rosenthal

Helena Rosenthal first encountered the Ashtanga Vinyasa method when she was just 19 years old. For the past 11 years, she has taught at her own shala Ashtanga Pitanga in São Paulo, among many other...

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Repose in Every Pose: Relaxation on the Mat

One of my favourite books on yoga is 'Light on Life' by BKS Iyengar. Revisiting the text after a couple of years, I am once again inspired by the insight Iyengar offers yoga practitioners...

December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018

Kapal Bhati — Frontal Brain Purification

Kapal bhati is a kriya, or yogic practice, which invigorates the brain and awakens the dormant centres which are responsible for subtle perceptions. Kapal means forehead. Bhati means light, but...

September 18, 2018
September 18, 2018

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...

July 31, 2018
July 31, 2018

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...

May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

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...

April 24, 2018
April 24, 2018

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...