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August 8, 2019by SEO Admin

While the art of Yoga has been around for centuries, it can be hard to know what to expect from your first yoga class. While you can expect different intensity levels from each varying form of yoga, what else can you really expect from each class? Will everyone be perfect at poses? Will you be giggled at for finding it difficult? What if you find yourself lost when trying to execute a pose? Here is what you can realistically expect from your first yoga class at Ohm Santih.

Nailing all the Poses will Prove Difficult for Everyone

Yoga works muscles you didn’t know existed, it puts your body in poses that doesn’t come natural to most people. Most of the poses you’ll do will feel foreign to you and prove difficult even if they look easy. No one expects you to nail your poses in your first class, just like you wouldn’t expect anyone else to. Yoga is a non-competitive art form. If you begin to wobble or fall over simply pick yourself back up, centre yourself and try again. If you find it difficult to comprehend the poses being executed, take the time to study your instructor or your neighbour.

Your Instructor will Adjust your Poses, if You’re Comfortable with it

When practicing Yoga, a hands on teaching approach can be very useful. Instructors will often walk around the class, helping people move their bodies into the correct position when needed. This will allow you to understand where your body needs to be compared to where it is. This is very useful because it can be near impossible to maintain your balance in certain poses while craning your neck to look at other classmates. Most instructors will ask if anyone is uncomfortable with being adjusted during class. If you are uncomfortable with this idea, just voice this out to your instructor. If they do not ask this and you are uncomfortable with the prospect of it, let them know before class begins.

The Emphasized importance of Breathing

It is only natural to hold your breath while performing certain tasks, especially those that we find challenging. However, breathing is a crucial and methodical element in Yoga. The routine of breathing in Yoga is called Pranayama and will often require you to tailor your breathing in a certain manner. Often in Yoga, you’ll be asked to inhale when you open your chest and exhale on bends. Exhaling in twists will also help detoxify your body and most importantly your lungs. Your instructor will always inform you of a breathing routine during poses, so there’s no need to fret.

You’ll Hear the Famous ‘Namaste’ A lot

Namaste translates to ‘I bow to you’ and is seen as a gesture of respect and gratitude. This simple word creates a bond between the whole class; you, your instructor and classmates. It is usually said before and after class, accompanied with the action of putting your palms together and bowing.

The influx of social media yogis presenting intricate yoga poses on your feed or the flexible yogi practitioner often depicted in movies can be enough to scare you away from trying out the popular exercise. There is no need to be intimidated, these people have had years of practice and do not reflect a beginner yogi. At Ohm Yoga, our classes adhere to the non-competitive nature of yoga and will leave you feeling amazing not inferior.


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August 8, 2019by SEO Admin

The Pregnancy Experience varies from person to person. Some women find that their body goes through a multitude of scary changes while others don’t notice much. Some find themselves sore while others feel only the pregnancy glow. Whichever Pregnancy Experience you’re going through, Prenatal Yoga will add to your life in a way you never thought possible. At Ohm Santih, we have several prenatal classes that will help you discover the place of Prenatal Yoga in your pregnancy.

Supporting Network

You can never have too much support during a pregnancy. Joining a prenatal yoga class affords you the support of women in the same boat as you, to meet other expecting mothers with whom you can share your concerns or joys with. Often time a pregnant woman’s support system includes family and friends, while this is still a strong and amazing system…Nothing can live up to the support other pregnant women can give you.

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

It can take a while for your body to get used to carrying a whole other life in your belly. It can be quite a stressful experience for your body. Subsequently resulting in disturbed sleep, headaches, stress, lower back pain and etc. Yoga in itself is known for overall wellness, mental and physical health. Allowing your body the opportunity to recuperate in a low-intensity prenatal yoga class will help alleviate the stress on your mind and body, ultimately ushering you into a better pregnancy.

It’s tailored to Pregnant Women

For those who have never practiced yoga before, choosing to practice it while pregnant may seem daunting. However, Prenatal Yoga is tailored to suit the cautious requirements of pregnant women while producing the same results. Even for the most experience yoga practitioners, prenatal yoga is the safest class to take. Your body is now carrying the weight of another life within it, balancing certain poses in a normal class will prove difficult and potentially dangerous.

You can Practice it at Home

There no need to wait for your weekly yoga class to roll around for you to practice prenatal yoga. Often, you’ll feel your body aching for the benefits of your prenatal yoga routine before your next class. If you don’t have the time to pick up another class, simply practice some of the routines we’ve done at home. Over a couple of classes you’ll realise which poses relieves body tension best for you or helps regulate your mental wellness. Take these poses and put them into a quick routine you can practice at home for instant gratification.

While signing yourself up for a yoga class may be the last you want to do, there is so much that can be accomplished in a single prenatal yoga class. Book a trial class with us today, we promise that you’ll leave the class feeling upbeat and healthier.


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May 15, 2019by SEO Admin

Yoga is an ancient practice, its origins rooted in India thousands of years in the past. Daily practice of Yoga provides one with a positive and focussed outlook on life, it further creates a permanent sense of clarity and serenity. It’s easy to think of yoga as painfully boring and traditional form of exercise. However, Yoga remains relevant till this day because of the plethora of benefits it provides in addition to the challenging workout of the mind and body. Here are a few reasons to start practicing yoga, though the list is not exhaustive.

  1. It’s a great work out

Yoga is split up into different art forms. Some of them are more tranquil, focussing more on the mind while others work out the body. There’s a common a misconception that yoga is not challenging to the body. This is factually incorrect, there have been plenty of cases where Professional Athletes have joined a yoga class and professed it to be extremely difficult. Routines such as the Sun Salutation burns on average 350 calories per 25 minutes. Yoga is great way to work out your body at your own pace and time.

  1. Beginner’s variations

Often people are scared to try yoga because they don’t feel they’ll be flexible enough or that great at balancing. It can be daunting being in a room full of people that can put their legs behind their head or balance on foot. At Ohm Santih, our experienced yoga instructors will always provide the class with an easier variation of a pose. Yoga is not a competitive form of exercise, the community acts as a safe-haven for you to learn. 

  1. It can improve your sleep

A minor benefit, though this may be a selling factor to insomniacs, is that yoga can help you improve your sleep habits and quality. This can be informed by the fact that particular yoga sequences are intended to be done immediately before you hit the hay. Furthermore, studies have shown that light exercise before bed helps improve the quality of sleep. Another factor is that yoga often works on problem areas in the body that causes pain. The alleviation of this pain can often be the reason for improved quality of sleep.

  1. Develops your mental strength

Yoga increases your mental strength, it relieves the stress and anxiety of the day through it’s sequence of breathing techniques and poses. The scheduled time of meditation often set at the start and end of the class allows one to calm a restless mind. Meditation has been shown to consistently improve the lives of practitioners, since yoga heavily revolves around this it reaps the benefits.

People have started practicing yoga for a myriad of different reasons; weight loss, depression, muscle relief and etc. It is an age-old practice that has stood the test of time. Treat yourself to a class of Yoga at Ohm Santih and indulge in the benefits that follow.


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April 1, 2019by SEO Admin

It isn’t easy to be a kid nowadays. They are constantly bombarded with supplementary classes, competitive sports, and the bustle of daily life. Without a doubt, the speed of everyday life immensely affects kids as much as it affects us, and yoga might just be the solution. Not only will it help them de-stress, but they will also reap the benefits of other sports. Here are a few reasons why you should start bringing your kids to yoga classes.

  1. It alleviates stress. Children in this current age are overstimulated with the prevalence of school pressure, incessant lessons, parents’ expectations, media and communication technologies, and countless other external influences. The fact that they might not even understand what is going on further piles on to the stress they might feel. Yoga is known to help promote calmness and reduce anxiety in adults, and it is no different for kids. Well taught breathing exercises will help your child better understand how to manage the stress and anxiety they feel, be it before an exam or upon encountering an unfamiliar situation. It will train them to achieve emotional balance through training of the mind and body, and will also help them develop healthy relationships with their peers. 
  1. It promotes inclusion and self-improvement. As parents, we all want our kids to be active and participative so we encourage them to play competitive sports. But it might not be the best to boost morale, especially if your child is the last one to get picked when forming teams, and not every child is keen on the idea of competing and winning. Yoga focuses on an individual’s effort to achieve goals (in this case, poses), and not to be better than the person next to you. It places priority on trying to be the best you can be and focuses on teaching the child to try his or her best, be it to be better than others or solely for the betterment of himself. 
  1. Helps kids with special needs. Kids with special needs are more often than not excluded during competitive sports. Yoga, however, sets itself apart from the rest by being a form of exercise encouraged by therapists. It emphasizes importance on the emotional, spiritual and mental well-being of a child as much as the physical, which is an essential part of honing the self-esteem and self-identity of a child with special needs. 
  1. Lastly, it helps nurture kids in ways many other sports do too. Just like competitive sports, yoga enhances flexibility, coordination and balance, promotes team working skills, and develop focus and concentration. Teaching kids yoga poses that require partnering up can allow them to learn how to work together in a cohesive environment. Additionally, even when pair poses are not present, kids can still partner up to render help to one another to get into poses with higher levels of difficulty.

Now that we have been though the benefits of yoga for your children, why not take some time out of their busy schedule to give it a try? Join us at our trial class and watch them grow in ways you never knew they could!