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Keeping yourself active doesn’t only make you physically stronger but it also decompresses your mental knots. Furthermore, knowing how to improve one's personal wellness is key to keeping a healthy mind. World Mental Health Day (Oct 10) was just last week. Mental health deterioration is a serious health issue that isn’t often talked about.

Most victims never truly understand the state of their mental health and other than seeing a counsellor or a psychologist, they end up fighting this battle alone.

That said, yoga has long been regarded as a great form of relaxation. Being able to connect body and psyche through a variety of poses is what you can look forward to at these four therapeutic yoga events.

 

3-day Iyengar Yoga by Yoga Seeds (Oct 26 & 28) 

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What is Iyengar Yoga? In short, it is a form of yoga focusing on body posture and breathing patterns. It provides therapeutic relief for health conditions like back pains, shoulder pains, scoliosis, etc. Yoga Seeds has partnered with Diwan, a renowned Iyengar yoga teacher for a three-day yoga program.

Starting with an introductory class on Iyengar yoga on the first day, transitioning to learning the proper techniques and ending off with a yoga therapy session. A good mix of relaxation and stability training, this is the class for you to unwind and loosen up your muscle knots. Beginners, don’t be intimidated.

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Yoga Self-Realisation Immersion by Pure Yoga (Oct 18-21)

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Find your inner self with yoga. This year, Pure Yoga has invited Andrei Ram, one of the most sought after yogis, to conduct eight sessions of yoga classes. Spending 10 years serving yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra (creator of Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures), Andrei is an experienced yoga practitioner and wishes to impart his wisdom to yoga enthusiasts in Singapore. The main purpose of the program is to offer transformative practices that will aid you in your self-realisation process.

Every session has a different exercise that targets the different aspects of self-realisation. The first session will introduce participants to the fundaments of the teacher’s approach – for Andrei, breath-work is a key element in his yoga method. Andrei is also conducting an inversion class that includes detailed explanation of the inversion techniques. Don’t fret if this is your first time in an inversion class as he will personally aid each participant with their posture.

Visit Pure Yoga for more information.

 

Body Intelligence Yoga by The Golden Space Singapore (Oct 23)  

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This class aims to correct bad habits that result in a disconnect between our mind and body. Holding your bladder or skipping meals because you’re busy are signs of a minor strain on your mind-body connection. Body Intelligence Yoga aims to strengthen this connection so that you are in touch with your body’s needs.

This class will increase your awareness of your body. Starting with basic movements like lifting your legs or walking, and moving on to more complex activities like yoga poses. You will learn how to be more mindful of your daily movement patterns and reduce risk of injuries and physical strain. If you’re looking for a beginner’s session to try your hand at yoga while also decompressing from a whole day of work, this is the class for you.

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Yoga at Botanics by The Golden Space Singapore (Oct 20)

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An outdoor alternative to your yoga regiment, Yoga at Botanics is an energizing yoga class that will kickstart your Saturday. With the peaceful botanical gardens in the background, this class focuses on increasing mobility and warming up underused muscles. 

 

Do Yoga. Be Yoga. by Lululemon Atheletica (Oct 28)

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Yoga lovers, it’s time for you to give back to society – how? In sun salutations (Surya Namaskar). This year, Lululemon is holding an outdoor yoga event as part of their Here to Be program. Here to Be seeks to use yoga as a tool to inspire positive change in people.

The Surya Namaskar is a series of 12 or more poses done consecutively. The poses and movements in a sun salutation lengthen and strengthen the different body parts. Other than improving your strength and flexibility, your mind also clarifies as you go through the poses.

Join Lululemon in doing 108 sun salutations and find your inner peace. Giving back to the community is your next step in attaining holistic wellness. The proceeds of the event will go to the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund.