Could you ever have imagined that you would be invited to a Singapore athletic event that prioritised bliss, relaxation and camaraderie over competition, personal bests and medals? Yet that’s just…
In case you thought that yoga was an esoteric exercise reserved for orange-robed priests, middle-aged women and those who want to stick to the floor rather than jumping around during…
Is running your physical workout preference? Or is yoga your personal ticket to health? These two activities may appear at opposite ends of the spectrum, but they are not necessarily exclusive. By combining running with yoga, you can create an ideal cross-training regimen.
Ling is a youthful, remarkable practitioner of Yoga with a warm and caring personal style. But it’s her experience and extensive knowledge about all aspects of Yoga—from simple poses to Power Yoga, Moon Saturation and Spice Yoga aromatherapy—that make her a formidable authority on this ancient form of mind and body discipline.
As the Year of the Horse slowly recedes and we get ready to welcome the Year of the Goat on 19 February 2015, channel your own inner animal by learning yoga poses reminiscent of some of our favourite creatures. Maintain your stamina and tone your body by adopting off-run-day yoga poses that require little effort. Don’t be surprised if you’re more agile and toned thanks to these 10 yoga moves guaranteed to get your body humming like a purring tiger.
Angeline’s aspirations to be one of Singapore’s top yoga teachers is not an over-reach. Confidence? She has more than most. Don’t be surprised if that confidence peeks through questions we posed on a recent afternoon when the conversation turned to everything from her journey of enlightenment to her future aspirations.
The Upward Facing Dog Pose is meant to help you calm your nerves. It is also excellent for relieving pain, building stamina, strengthening the arms and chest, loosening stiff shoulders and to improve running posture.
The Downward Facing Dog Pose helps the brain relieve daily stress, relieves depression, improves the flexibility of the hips, knees and ankles. This is an excellent pose to engage in prior to going to bed after a long, stressful day.
There are numerous yoga poses that are common to most classes. Some are strenuous poses to create flexibility within the body while others calm and relax the body to relieve daily stresses.
As the race date draws near, most runners must be stepping up their training programme to achieve peak race performance. It is, however, important to remember that we can only become “Kings” of the road, if we stay injury-free. A good way to prevent injury and also improve overall performance is to practice Yoga.