Sunrise Yoga

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Sunrise Yoga on 31 March 2013

31-3-13 Sunrise Yoga. Thank you for your participation and contributions, especially the volunteer bakers (Keng Peng, Ai Wei and Priscilla). The funds raised through the sales of homemade Hot Cross Buns will be used to organise activities for the elderly residents, whom we visit monthly.

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Heart of Yoginis

Daanam (Charity) is one of the 10 niyamas (observances) listed in Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

A group of yoga practitioners is participating in one of the initiatives of South East Community Development Council, the Outreach Program for the Elderly. We meet regularly to visit the elderly at home, organise activities at the Tembusu Senior Activity Centre or take them out on excursions.

Time spent with elderly and yoga friends is precious and endearing moments. We hope you can join us in these activities so we can spread our love and joy to the elderly.

Types of Dynamic Yoga Classes

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More on the class structure…

There are 8 yoga classes in each term. The first 4 classes focus on establishing strong foundation through proper alignment of postures.

The practitioners will be introduced to basic breathing techniques to enhance their practices.

The last 4 classes focus on Ashtanga Primary Series, where postures of the  Primary Series will be sequentially introduced to the practitioners. The classes will be progressive, building up to the complete Primary Series.

 

Patience

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Patience

If we hop onto a bus and alight prematurely, we will never reach our destination. Hassling and stressing the bus driver along the way will not get us a safe journey to our destination. So be patient, sit back and enjoy the journey!
Similarly, practising yoga is a lifetime journey which cannot be rushed. The journey can only be experienced if we cultivate a discipline to practise yoga regularly. Every practice will draw different sensation and experience. If we persevere, we are sure to witness the positive transformation in our physical and mental well-being.

Awareness

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Awareness

Practising Yogasanas (Yoga Postures) draw us inward, to be in tune with our body and mind. We become more conscious and aware of the parts of body that we are working on.
Our body is a reliable feedback channel, so we listen and acknowledge the symptoms that our body shares with us! If we love and respect our body, it will reciprocate in a positive way and take us far.

Bliss

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Bliss
How often do we carry our worries and concerns with us in our daily routine? Such thoughts that linger in our mind affect our mood and invariably have an effect on the people with whom we interact.
When we practise yoga, we draw our mind to the present moment. We hold the asanas (poses) by focusing on body parts that we are activating and channeling our attention to dristhis (gazing points). At the same time, observing slow and deep regulated breaths (pranayama). These bring about a deep sense of calmness and clarity to our mind. As we weave in and out of asanas, we synchronise our breaths with the movements, developing a meditative state of mind.
As we assimilate into our yoga practices, we will experience the tranquil and therapeutic effects of practicing yoga. When was the last time you feel a sense of serenity after your yoga session?