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Why you don’t need to be flexible for yoga

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Do you really need to be flexible for yoga?

How many times I’ve heard statements like these from friends:

“I can’t do yoga. I can’t even reach my toes!” 

“I’d like to try out yoga one day. But first I need to become stronger and more flexible. Give me some more time at the gym”.

But really, people are just … Continue reading

Backpacking around Asia: 10 practical lessons I learnt last month

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Ferrying around the Thai islands

As our ferry cruises towards our final Thai destination – Krabi, I think about what I’ve learnt from my first month of backpacking around Asia. I’m loving the Yogi Digital Nomad life, but if only I had known…!

There are a number of things that you’d better know before you set off for such … Continue reading

The complete packing list for the Travelling Yogi

The Travelling Yogi: the perfect Packing List

Are you a busy yogi that travels all the time?

Or maybe you’re planning the ultimate backpacking escape?

Unless you’re on a business trip, when you go travelling for more than your usual one-week vacation, you must think about what you’re putting in your luggage.

How many times will you have to put your bags on a plane, … Continue reading

How to heal your lower back pain with 6 simple yoga poses

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One of the most common injuries my students often complain about is the dreaded LOWER BACK PAIN.

I myself have suffered from this for MANY YEARS before I started practicing yoga. I’ve had mild scoliosis since the age of 9, and a few years ago I discovered I had a herniated disc…

How? One day I felt something like … Continue reading

Why I paused my corporate career to go travelling

yoga with chiara - go travellingIf you happened to read my story in my About section, you’ll know that aside of yoga I’ve had an increasingly successful career in digital marketing and sales.

While this fulfilled me immensely for the first few exciting years, I more recently started to feel there was something missing, that the “glory” and the money coming from it were no … Continue reading