Be Loving, Hopeful, and Optimistic

Sep 27th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

Life is a struggle sometimes. We have to make decisions daily, and that split second decision could determine a whole different life for us. Naturally, the decisions that we make are steered towards the positive track, where we hope that things would pan out the way we envision it to. But what happens when that split second decision works against us? I have two answers…


A Statement of Intention

Sep 23rd, 2012 Yoga 3 min read

I’m in the middle of “Kundalini — Yoga for the West”. As I was reading the section on the root chakra, a tidal wave of emotions swept through me. The past week took a toll on my emotional self when I realized the truth in certain peoples’ actions. The betrayal led me to question the amount of trust that I invest in people, but perhaps…


The Responsible Thinking Process

Aug 7th, 2012 Yoga 5 min read

Back in my high school, we used to have a room called the “Responsible Thinking Classroom” (RTC). This room was tucked away in a little corner of the school like a forgotten child, with tiny grilled windows which reminded me of a jail cell; a huge desk at the corner where one of the disciplinary staff members would sit in; and chairs lined up like…


Learning To Love Yourself

Jul 19th, 2012 Yoga 1 min read

A good friend of mine, Nathaniel, posted this on Facebook today. Those beautiful words carved on that fragile leaf blew me away. It serves me as a reminder to be authentic and real, and never compromise myself for anyone else. Amidst the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, we may stray away from learning to love and being true to ourselves. We may either…


Living With Fear

Jul 18th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

People are so afraid that something might happen. To them, fear is so much more important than their dream. Don’t be afraid that something will happen, be afraid that nothing will happen. –   Herman Zapp The feeling of fear is extremely interesting. The pulse quickens; the palm get slippery and wet; the brain cells seem to diminish; thoughts are scattered; and the tummy goes…


Desiderata (Desired Things)

Jun 26th, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

Many of us who have access to the Internet are constantly faced with First World problems. We are seldom satisfied with the things that we have, be it the love from someone, friendships, luxury goods, personal achievements, and the list goes on. I chanced upon this prose this morning and it speaks volumes about the ways of living a contented life, and learning to appreciate…


Failure: The Ups And Downs Of Life

Mar 14th, 2012 Yoga 1 min read

How many people in the world can say, “I’ve never tasted failure in my life — ever.” My guess would be 0.0000000000000001% of the world population can attest to this statement. That is to say, the other 99.0000000000000099% would understand what failure feels like. Truth be told, the feeling sucks. It leaves an extremely bitter aftertaste and sends shivers down one’s spine. No one loves…


Embracing Change and Going into the Wilderness

Feb 25th, 2012 Yoga 3 min read

‎Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit. – Mary Lou Retton Sometimes in the pursuit of finding our true self, we come to realize that certain parts of our lives would have to change. This single word “change” never fails to frighten me. It often requires an individual…


Aham Prema

Jan 21st, 2012 Yoga 2 min read

Aham Prema is Sanskrit for “I AM Divine Love”. “The mantra Aham Prema affirms one’s divine love energy within. A grand inner transformation is invoked, creating one’s highest essence of love. This emanation enhances all situations, everyday, creating a wonderful foundation for whatever one desires to manifest.” (source I chanced upon this mantra recently and was immediately drawn to the sound of it. It…


Developing Trust

Oct 21st, 2011 Yoga 1 min read

A new day brings new experiences. I opted to do a home practice for my fourth day of this yoga challenge, just to enjoy the serenity and solitude of practicing alone. As I settled into my cross-legged meditation pose, it took me sometime to settle my active mind. My brain was saying: “I’ve no teacher to guide me along today. Seriously. What lesson am I…


Being Alive

Oct 17th, 2011 Yoga 1 min read

Today’s intention was: To feel alive, and to be thankful for that feeling. Throughout my practice today, I tried to find meaning in this intention. What does it mean to feel alive? The core of our survival on Earth is the ability to breathe. The simple notion of taking in oxygen and exhaling it sends warmth and calmness throughout the body, inviting clarity into the…


Be Selfish, Don’t Fret

Oct 17th, 2011 Yoga 1 min read

I took a long hiatus from yoga earlier this year because I was bogged down with work and the ongoings of life. When I finally decided to step it up again and head down to the studio, it was one of the best things I ever did for myself. For the opening address of the class, the teacher shared a simple idea which resounded deep…