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
Looking for original yoga gift ideas for Christmas?
Read on, this list might be just what you need! 🙂
I feel like only yesterday I was writing my 2017 New Year’s Resolutions… Who would have thought that the end of the year would be approaching so soon?
I can’t believe it’s already time to think about Christmas shopping!
So I … Continue reading
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“Chiara, what was that nice smell during Savasana…?”
That’s what a lot of students ask me at the end of my classes.
So I thought I’d dedicate this post to a little guide on how to use essential oils.
There are tons of benefits if you add them to your yoga practice. And even more if … Continue reading
“I don’t like chanting during a yoga class!”
I used to say the same, till I learnt this…
A word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation.
A statement or slogan repeated frequently.
What is the meaning of mantras?
Until more recently, mantras were something kind of obscure to me. I wasn’t sure what they were for, and … Continue reading
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
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
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
If 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
When I tell people like my old-school dad that I practice yoga regularly, they often pull a face like “are you in a sect??” or “I didn’t know you were so spiritual”…
People are scared of what they don’t know, of the Unknown, so they may dismiss it by thinking “it’s not for them”.
On the other hand, yoga … Continue reading
“You’re not a morning person?”
“Do yo think you cannot wake up for morning yoga?”
Think twice, and discover why you may be wrong…
Now, I must admit, I’m not a morning person, let alone an early morning one. If I don’t have a particularly appealing reason for getting up earlier than necessary, I really won’t. So don’t ask me … Continue reading
“What yoga styles should I practice?”
If you’re a beginner yogi like I have been, you’ll probably wonder: “how many yoga styles are there? And which one should I choose??”
But most importantly: “Do I have to learn chanting in Sanskrit to do any of them??”
Well, wonder no more. I’ve compiled here a list of the 7 most popular … Continue reading
Want to start practicing yoga?
Getting into something we don’t quite know or understand is never easy, but due to the increasing popularity of yoga classes, we might become curious, and maybe even give it a try.
So: how can you start practicing yoga?
1. Find a local studio
Look on the Internet for a place easy for you to … Continue reading