How Yoga Help Cancer

One would usually associate the word “Yoga” with Calm and Peaceful. Why?

You’ll most likely feel better after a yoga session. Your body feels relaxed yet strong and your mind is clear.

Asana

Asana refers to yoga poses or postures. Regular practice helps to increase strength and flexibility, allowing patients to feel their body and realise how competent and dependable they are again. Asana practice can also help relieve medication side effects such as joint and muscle aches. Other benefits include improved sleep and reduced anxiety and depression.

 

Pranayama

Take a full deep breath. Practice this anywhere and anytime you want.

Pranayama is the regulation of breath which helps relax the mind and body. This breathing exercise is beneficial for patients who are coping with the emotional and physical distress from cancer treatments.

Meditation

“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.’ – Bhagavad Gita

Meditation has a therapeutic effect which helps one to feel more peaceful and focused. Promote positivity by overcoming negative thoughts through a simple 15 minutes meditation session.

Despite that there is no scientific proof that yoga can help cure or prevent cancer, studies have suggested that it might actually help cancer patients physiologically.

Platinum Yoga App

Hip Hip Hooray! Yet another great news within this quarter of the year. Our very own app is live! You can now easily view and book your classes on your smartphone with minimal effort!

The app interface features our beautiful Founder of Platinum Yoga. Doesn’t the photo just make you smile?

 

 

 

How To Set Up? 

As a new user, you will be prompted to select your preferred location. Choose among the 5 locations and classes will be reflected accordingly. 

You can also easily change the location with the dropdown box at the top right hand corner. 

How to Login To My Account?

Login to your account to start booking!

To login, simply go to the side panel and click “Login”.

Forgot your username and password? Here is the default account details we have set for you:

  • Username is the email you have registered with us 
  • Password: PY******** (where * is your mobile number) 

Still can’t remember? You can log in to your Mind Body account and view your account details there! 

Do complete your profile before you book the class.

 

How to Book A Class?

You can now easily book your class wherever and whenever you want!

Simply select your desired class and tap on “Book Class”. 

TA-DAH! You are now signed up!

Tip: You can also opt for a reminder of your class on your Google Calendar.

 

Additional Functions 

Workshops/ Retreat/ TT – Book our upcoming workshops and retreat here

Appointments – Request private training with our teachers here

My Classes – Check the class you have booked

My Attendance – View the classes you have attended with us and leave a review

Reviews – Check out reviews from others who have attended our class

If you have any feedback or question, do approach our staff or drop us an email at yoga@platinumyoga.com.

Click on the link below to download our app now!

What is Reformer Pilates?

What is Reformer Pilates?

Reformer Pilates was founded by Pilates creator, Joseph Pilates during his internment in World World I as a nurse. To help his bed-bound patients start toning their muscles, he experimented by attaching springs to the hospital beds.

How Does It Work?

Reformer Pilates practice is conducted on a bed-like frame with a flat platform on it called the carriage. It has different weighted spring combinations to create resistance when the carriage is being pushed and pulled. With the help of a reformer bed, it allows you to target small muscles groups and promote coordination, strength, flexibility and balance.

Benefits of Reformer Pilates 

  • Improve body awareness and spinal and pelvic alignment
  • Proven to help treat hamstring and groin strains
  • Manage and prevents lower back pain
  • Improve tone and assist in weight loss
  • Build core strength
  • Increase flexibility and stability
  • Calm and focus the mind

Where Can I Do Reformer Pilates?

We will be introducing Reformer Pilates Private Class in October at our Suntec outlet.

 

For more information, approach our staff or drop us an email at yoga@platinumyoga.com.

Why Join Our Cambodia Retreat

Afraid that yoga retreats are for advanced level only? Or that they are curated for yogis? This is a common misconception people have about yoga retreats. It is not for any particular group of people but for everyone, whether you are an amateur or a professional.

Here are some reasons why you should join us for the Cambodia Retreat.

1. Cambodia

Visit this charming yet confounding kingdom in Cambodia where we create an authentic adventure together. Explore historic buildings such as the Angkor Wat Temple which was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC). Ranked as the 7th Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat temple is the largest religious monument in the world.

 

2. Teacher Claudia

A qualified yoga teacher who has taught thousands of students and is a popular teacher amongst student. Her passion for the wellbeing of the people has drove her to study and have a career as physiologist 20 years ago. Teacher Claudia believes in immense joy of watching her students grow not just in the present moment but in the future as well. She inspire students to smile with positive attitudes and embrace the perfect moments.

3. Learn How To Flow

Practice vinyasa flow with Teacher Claudia. Learn about the sequence, transitions, pauses and waves of a smooth asana practice. Find the perfect flow of breathing with everyday pranayama and breathing exercise. Slow down with meditation techniques that allows you to flow in the present.

 

4. Unique Experience

Practicing yoga outdoor and overseas is a different experience from practicing indoor. Breathe in fresh air and allow the natural breeze wash your face as you practice your yoga. Be one with the nature and immerse yourself in the beautiful land.

 

For more information, approach our staff or drop us an email at yoga@platinumyoga.com.

To register for our retreat, click on the link below!

5 Reasons Why You Should Do Private Training

1. Tune The Class

Maximise the benefits you can receive out of each your class by having it tailored to your specific needs and level. As some things such as philosophy or more advanced poses cannot be covered in-depth in a group setting, private training offers the best solution to it.

2. Health Issues

If you have an injury, please inform our teachers so that they can provide alternatives that may help to ease the pain while avoiding strenuous yoga poses.

3. Work on Weaknesses

During this 1 on 1 private training, the teacher is able to focus all his/her attention on you. By working on your weaknesses, it allows our teachers to assist you in achieving your yoga goals and maximise your learning experience.

4. Flexible Timing

Unable to attend our class? Fret not. You can personalise your private training schedule depending on your (and teacher’s) availability, allowing you to practice yoga without compromising other commitments.

5. Stay on Track

Feel more motivated and a sense of accountability with our experienced teachers guiding you regularly. You will be more likely to try out new and more challenging poses, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.

 

Still having doubts that private training is not for you? Let me clear some common misconceptions about private training.

1. Is private training for me?

Private training is for everyone and anyone who wants to get the most out of each yoga class. Have the class paced at your level and specific needs to get the maximum benefit out of it.

2. Private trainings are expensive!

The benefits you receive from practicing yoga cannot be weighed with monetary value. For instance, our health is priceless. Strengthen your bone and ward off osteoporosis with the help our teachers.

3. I do not have time to practice.

Personalise your private training schedule based on your availability. Allocating time for yoga practices also means making time for your health, thus reducing possible health problems in the future.

4. Private training requires commitment

It does require some amount but with self-discipline, you can cut the amount of classes you need to attend. For example, conduct self practice at home to reduce 2 to 1 class per week.

Call or head down to our studios today to book your private training!

Interview with Teacher Arya

After Teacher Arya completed his education and 200 Hours Hatha YTTC in India, he began teaching in all parts of India to gain valuable experiences. Meanwhile, he participated in many competitions, including awards package in Mysore Yoga championships (Mysore, Yoga Championship) and winning the Championship in Himalayan Yoga championships (Himalaya Yoga Championship) runner-up twice. With much recognition, Teacher Arya was invited to spread his passion and knowledge in Singapore after obtaining his Singapore 200 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate.

In this blog post, we embark on Teacher Arya’s journey to achieving his 12 years old dream of becoming the passionate yoga teacher he is today.

Q: Why did you decide to become a Yoga Teacher?

A: I decided to be a yoga teacher to help people with their mental and physical health problems. It gives me the satisfaction when I am able to help people.

Q: What is your teaching philosophy?

A: Teach only what you are confident at and keep learning to teach more.

Q: What are some difficulties you have encountered in teaching?

A: It is very hard to teach when people are not paying attention or being receptive to my teaching due to pride.

Q: Any advice for inspiring yoga teachers?

A: Be patient with your students and correct them gently.

Do you feel inspired to be a yoga teacher? Sign up with us now with a click on the button below!

A Peek In Our Teacher’s Bag

Ever wondered what are in your teacher’s bag? In this post, we take a look into Teacher Sonal’s bag to uncover some of the must haves for yogis!

Stainless Steel Sports Bottle

Teacher Sonal keeps a bottle of water by her side so as to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially when she has back to back classes.

Mobile Phone 

Soothing musics may be played during class to help set the tone – a calm and peaceful environment where individuals can focus on themselves.

Towel 

Teacher Sonal keeps a clean face towel by her side to wipe off sweat after an intensive yoga class. Clean towels are available at our front desk should you need to take a shower after class to freshen up!

Essential Oils

Essential oils may be used for some classes so as to help relieve stress and relax the body. This helps to promote a more effective and relaxing atmosphere for the class.

Hair Tie

Having her hair out of her face helps her to conduct classes more efficiently. Yogis are also able to see each of her pose more clearly without her hair blocking.

A5 Yoga Journal

A little journal to keep in her bag for note-taking before and after class. Teacher Sonal uses it to jot down poses which she wants to share in her class.

Tips from Teacher Sonal – Practice these poses in the morning to prep your body for class: fall forward, spinal twist and side stretch. These poses can be done even while you’re on bed!

Interested in some of these items? Contact our staff or email us at yoga@platinumyoga.com.

Don’t forget to register your class with Teacher Sonal. Click below to register now!

5 Myths About Teacher Training

Do not let the name of the course scare you. Despite of what the name suggests, Teacher Training Course is not restricted to only those who aspire to be a yoga teacher. It is about the journey of learning regardless of our age, ethnicity or gender. As the founder of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford says, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

In this article, I will be debunking 5 misconceptions surrounding Yoga Teacher Training with you.

#1:  I Am Not Ready 

“I’m worried that my practice is not good enough.”

Yoga works beyond just physical practice on the mat. What matters most is the desire to learn. Do you know that you have been incorporating yogic principles into your life even when you are not practicing any physical yoga postures? Subconsciously, you may have been incorporating breathing techniques and meditation in your day to day life. For instance, your daily yoga practice may be practicing patience on your commute to work!

Teacher training also offers great opportunity for you to learn how to properly modify poses to help heal yourself and others!

#2 – I Am Not Sure If I Want to Teach, It Is Probably Not Right For Me

“I just want to deepen my practice. Can I still take the training course?”

Teacher trainings are great for students of all levels with several benefits of becoming certified. Some students may get certified to begin their career as a yoga teacher, others want to deepen their personal practice.

Join a structured course and study amongst like-minded people. Have a deeper understanding of the benefits yoga has on the body and tailor your learning, questions and practice to get the most out of it.

Whether you decide to pursue the career as a yoga teacher, you have a yoga certification on hand should you change your mind.

#3 – I Have To Quit My Job

“I don’t have time for yoga training; I’d have to quit my job!”

Taking up a teacher training course does not mean that you have to quit your current source of income. We offer classes on weekends and after office hours to cater to the working adults, helping you incorporate yoga training into your current work schedule with ease.

You may find that staying at your current job allows you to take your time to plan your next career move. If you are unsure about being a yoga teacher, think of yoga as an addition to what you already have and use it to facilitate a career pivot rather than a drastic work change.

#4 – It Is Too Expensive

“I would love to take a yoga training but I can’t afford it.”

Yoga teacher training is a valuable investment for your life and personal development. We offer easy and flexible payment plans with the intention to make our 200-hour Teacher Training accessible to all students seeking to deepen their yoga practice and teach yoga regardless of their financial situation.

#5 – It Will Take Over My Life

Platinum Yoga Teacher Training Course is happening over the weekends and this means that there will be minimal disturbance in your work life – the perfect balance! You can look forward to our guided yoga practices after work on Friday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm and 8.30am to 6pm on the weekends.

What are you waiting for? Sign up below!

Still have questions? Email us at yoga@platinumyoga.com

5 Reasons You Should Do HIIT Yoga

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training and has become a popular workout method due to its efficiency and effectiveness. Combined with yoga, HIIT Yoga brings about more cardio-intensive workout while stretching and lengthening the body. The perfect complementary pair that helps to build on stamina and target neglected muscles.

Now that we have an idea of what HIIT Yoga is, let me share the benefits with you.

Burn The Tyres

Despite that many turn to HIIT exercise alone for weight loss, incorporating yoga can actually better help pace the numbers on your weighing scale. Yoga practices provide muscular endurance stressors which complements the high intensity workout regime and accelerate your body metabolism.

Increase Blood Flow

Relieve swelling legs due to heart or kidney problems and reduce heart attack and strokes with yoga. Yoga relaxation exercise can help amp up heart rate and optimise oxygen processing. Poses like modified lunges encourages blood to flow back to the heart to pump freshly oxygenation blood.

Minimise Strains on Knees and Joints

One may easily injure him/herself during an intensive workout due to lack of professional guidance. However, with yoga improving muscle tonality and flexibility, sprains or bruises can be avoided.

Stay injury-free!

Calm and Focus

Instead of rushing to complete your workout regime and injure yourself in the process, stay calm and relaxed. Yoga teaches you to keep your mind and body focused, driving you to complete your task on hand efficiently.

Make your workout more enjoyable!

Healthier Bones

Rather than weight lifting, strengthen your bones and ward off osteoporosis with inverted positions such as Handstands or Headstands.

Building arm muscle is not just for aesthetic but also important for everyday activities like carrying groceries, your baby or even opening a can of soup!

For more information on our classes, approach our staff or drop us an email at yoga@platinumyoga.com.

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