Yoga

Dhaka Flow: A festival on yoga and wellness

The Dhaka Flow festival, a celebration of health, healing, and the environment took place on 13 January 2023 at the picturesque, Gulshan Society Lake Park. The event brought together vendors of wellness products, fitness teachers, healers, and individuals from all lifestyles to connect and build a community.

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

Prana: Where wellness meets passion

The journey of Prana Wellness Center was quite an interesting one. The partners who co-founded Prana started off as student and instructor. The year was 2017 when Jane Alam Romel took yoga classes from Rumana Akter. As freeing as the classes were for them, soon they realised, they both share an incredible passion for yoga and wellness. After listing down all the possible pros and cons, they both finally decided to invest in a wellness centre with a vision to educate people on the benefits of yoga.

January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023

Dhaka Flow: A festival on yoga and wellness

The Dhaka Flow festival, a celebration of health, healing, and the environment took place on 13 January 2023 at the picturesque, Gulshan Society Lake Park. The event brought together vendors of wellness products, fitness teachers, healers, and individuals from all lifestyles to connect and build a community.

January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023

Thank God It’s Friday: Healing the mind, body, and soul

If you want to do something other than have an outing at yet another restaurant, have a look at these upcoming events, and make plans to have an even better time.

November 5, 2022
November 5, 2022

5 simple mindfulness exercises to brighten up your life

Mindfulness exercise involves being present in the moment, observing our thoughts and emotions and sustaining the awareness of our bodily sensations and surrounding. Here are some ways on how you can exercise mindfulness to calm your mind and move past negative thoughts and emotions.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

Thank God It’s Friday: Music health and laughter

If you want to do something other than have an outing at yet another restaurant, have a look at these upcoming events, and make plans to have an even better time.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

Tools for cultivating happiness: Yamas and Niyamas in yoga

The purpose of yoga is to achieve liberation from suffering through the realisation of our true nature. By practicing the eight limbs of yoga, we purify our conscience so we can perceive our inner divinity. Two of these eight limbs, the yamas and niyamas, are the social and personal ethics that form the foundation of a yogic lifestyle that enables us to advance along a spiritual path towards enlightenment. These are tools for cultivating happiness and self-confidence. When you come across an obstacle, a moment that tries your patience, a person that rubs you the wrong way, think of it as an opportunity to practice using these tools. This will help you put your spirituality into action.

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

Yoga and the nervous system

Yoga is relevant in our age. Far from being mystical and otherworldly, it is a teaching firmly grounded in the physiological realities of science. Our experience of the world depends entirely on the state of our nervous system. This, in turn, is influenced by a host of factors – genes, diet, environment, and lifestyle. If the nervous system is fresh and rested, the body is healthy and the mind is alert. As a result, our thoughts are powerful and clear, our actions, which are manifested thoughts, are successful and rewarding.

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

Purpose of yoga as explained by the Sutras of Patanjali

There are many wisdom traditions and spiritual maps to help you journey inwards. Yoga is one of these. Vedic scholars in ancient India spent many years in meditation to intuit this knowledge. Buddha studied with many of these teachers before his awakening. The knowledge was passed down orally till they were most accurately transcribed in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. For this article, I am drawing from a fabulously accessible version translated by Alistair Shearer.

August 9, 2021
August 9, 2021

Weight loss plateau and how to break through it

A weight loss plateau can be frustrating and utterly demoralising. Even though you are consuming the same amount of calories and following a regular workout routine, your weight refuses to budge.

June 20, 2018
June 20, 2018

Asia prepares to roll out mat for ‘International Yoga Day’

Millions of people around the world will roll out their yoga mats on June 21 to mark the fourth edition of International Yoga Day.