It all began with problems in my neck and shoulder. There was no injury, but the tension building up from miscellaneous daily tasks was becoming overwhelming. To ease the pain, I had a couple of massages, but I was looking for a sustainable way to work out the tension, so I started taking yoga at the community centre. It’s heartening to look back and remember that during my first class, I couldn’t hold downward dog for even one breath.
What I love about yoga is that you can target different muscle groups or chakras depending on what you feel your body needs to heal during your practice. Heart opening yoga poses are especially popular amongst my students and a wonderful addition to any practice. Here are some of my favourite heart-opening yoga poses:
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be prudent to write about the concept of unconditional love, and the importance of it in our society.
Unconditional love is a type of love that is characterized by the caring for another individual’s wellbeing without ever considering what we, egoically, can receive from the partnership.
Your heart is your body’s emotional centre, and while some of our body’s organs are not necessary for survival, the heart certainly is. Unfortunately, the standard diet that most people adhere to doesn’t always include eating foods that enrich the health of the body or the heart itself.