22 September 2014
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09 September 2014
Apakah Anda termasuk penderita insomnia? Sudah berapa cara yang Anda lakukan untuk segera tidur cepat di malam hari? Jika semua cara itu belum berhasil, cobalah dengan melakukan latihan yoga.
Manfaat yoga untuk kesehatan memang banyak sekali, metode penyembuhan secara alamiah dan melalui pikiran menjadi favorit banyak orang. Kali ini, Anda bisa mencoba 5 gerakan yoga yang membantu untuk mengatasi masalah insomnia.
Berikut adalah 5 gerakan yoga untuk mengatasi insomnia:
Bisa dilihat inti dari gerakan ini hampir seluruhnya menundukkan kepala. Gerakan ini bertujuan untuk menurunkan ketegangan sehingga jadi mengantuk. Selamat mencoba.
04 September 2014
You are what you consume.
The words are quite true. When people ask me if the yoga practice that I teach can slim their body down, I definetely say that yoga practice alone can not cut down the fat in their body. They must take care of the food they eat too. And in my opinion, taking care of the food we eat does not mean that we do not eat at all. We just need to choose the food that we consume wisely at our right biological time.
Recently I introduced myself to the world of Raw Food Diet. It turns to be a great diet for me. I sometimes mix it with Food Combining method. Both ways of diet are so good in my body. All I need is to know what my body needs and choose the right food at the right moment.
Talking about Raw Food Diet means talking about some green food as one of the sources of the nutrition. One of my favorite green food is wheatgrass. Yes, the color is green :-))
The first wheatgrass juice shot I tasted was the one from a restaurant in Ubud, Bali when I attended the Yoga Energetic Teacher Training in 2012. Yes, a very long time ago. It tasted so fresh! Sadly, when I came back to Jakarta, I can not find any places that sells the wheatgrass juice.
At the end of August 2014, I received an email from a company in Bali called PD Verdure Bali offering me to taste their wheatgrass product. Of course, I accepted the offer. After almost 2 years of looking for wheatgrass juice in Jakarta, it looks like the wish come true. Yes, this company from Bali can deliver their products to Jakarta.
It turned out that the product is Frozen Wheatgrass. The product comes in a package of some small clear reclosable plastic bags. Inside the bags, I can see some green juice there. Oh, I like the green color!
As this is Frozen Wheatgrass, I need to keep it in the freezer.
The Verdure wheatgrass can be consumed with the juice shot, salad, water, any beverages, etc.
The first time I tried it, I mixed it with a glass of cold water. The taste was plain in my mouth.
At the second time, I mixed it with a half glass of cold water. It started to taste fine.
Well, I think the third time of tasting was the best time. It was because I darely opened the plastic bag and drink the wheatgrass directly without mixing it with water. And yes, I was right! It tasted so much better. Yummy! Okay, I officially decide to take the wheatgrass as a shot! If James Bond prefers his Martini to be “shaken, not stirred”, then I prefer my wheatgrass to be “pure shot, not mixed”. And maybe my last name is Bond too :-))
I am more in love with this wheatgrass when I know that wheatgrass has many benefit for our body. It is a great antioxidant that cleanses and detoxifies blood, liver, and other organs. It suppresses appetitte and aids weightloss. It boosts vitamin, mineral, enzyme and protein level. It enhances strength to your immune system, endurance and increases your energy. It improves digestion and blood sugar disorders. It heals skin problems too.
For the outside of our body, the wheatgrass can also be used as natural food coloring, food or pastry flavoring, beauty treatment (facial and scrub), and ingredients for shampoo or body wash.
The other thing I know about this wheatgrass is that it can be used as a perfume for my freezer. So I placed 4 packs of Verdure frozen wheatgrass in my freezer and the next time I open my refrigerator, I can smell a green grass field in my nose :-))
You can get this Verdure Frozen Wheatgrass at:
03 September 2014
One day, I received a message from a Yoga Therapy Teacher, Willy, who asked if I was willing to teach at 30 Hours Yoga Therapy Training held at his yoga studio in the Align Yoga Studio in Alam Sutera. At that point, I was not sure if I was able to teach because my teaching experience in the yoga world is still new. But then, I accepted his offer. I was happy to accept the good offer and challenge to share my love in this yoga world.
The subjects that I presented in this training is Yoga for Women's Health and Menstrual Cycle - associated with hormone changes and disease.
For several weeks, I prepared the material for these subjects. While preparing lesson materials, I was still wondering if I was able to carry out this task. With the happy mind, I finally felt excited to prepare everything well.
After several discussions with Willy, we decided that my class was held at 9 am on Friday, August 29, 2014.
One day before the training was held, I still continued to read the subject material and fixed them if I felt the presentation would not look right. And my heart felt so nervous! I felt like a celebrity who was on her way to get her Grammy Award or Oscar :-))
At 7 am on August 29, 2014, I went to Alam Sutera with a surrender feeling. What would happen, I would let it happen.
At 8 am, it was the first time for me to visit the Align Yoga Studio. Willy was still teaching yoga on the 2nd floor. I could only look at him behind the glass walls of his classroom.
At 9 am, I finally met Willy for the first time. Willy turned out to be a friendly yoga teacher. He is always happy to help. He can be serious but playful too. His laughter will invite us to laugh too:-))
After completion of preparing classes and many other things, then my class began. Surprisingly, the nervous feeling in my heart since a few days before was suddenly gone. And without any hesitation, I began to speak in front of the participants who were mostly yoga teachers and owners of yoga studios in Jakarta and outside of Jakarta. Finally, once again, I found pleasure to share my knowledge with others. There was a happy feeling when I could brighten the world of others. Finally, from the 3 hours of teaching duration, I had to ask for an additional 1 hour time to finish the subject I presented. This was where I found the other side of me that when I am talking about things I really love, then I may need endless time to talk about it :-))
Between the training time that day, the participants held a birthday celebration for Willy. Happy Birthday, Willy!
By the time I left the studio to go to another place where I had to teach my private yoga client, Rosa - one of my yoga practice buddies at a fitness center in Jakarta - asked me to come along with her. Along the way, we talked about a lot of things that helped to enlighten my soul.
I finished the day with a lesson that I have the knowledge that needs to be shared with others. Good knowledge should not be kept alone. Because I have gained good knowledge, then I have to share them with others. May the spirit of sharing knowledge is still there inside me forever.
Thank you, Willy, for the opportunities and the challenges given to me. It was a valuable experience for me and my career in this yoga world. It was an honour for me to share my knowledge with yoga teachers and yoga studio owners in this yoga therapy training.
May all living beings in this world be happy. May God and the universe also be happy with us.
The 30 Hours Yoga Therapy Training was held at:
Align Yoga Studio 2
Yoga Learning and Therapy Center
Ruko Prominence 28 E No. 2
Alam Sutera - Tangerang