Welcome to Yoga with Eng Chew!

Here is an introduction on how to navigate the website. 

Broadly, there are some lessons (and therapy sessions) and a resources section, which is free. 

For the lessons, I teach yoga for different levels (beginner and intermediate), phases (postnatal and prenatal), ages (kids and senior), types (restorative and flow) and yoga therapy, meditation, mindful practices, sound healing and relaxation. Most of the face-to-face yoga classes are small group except for yoga therapy which is 1 to 1. I also provide corporate yoga and online yoga now. Click on the Lessons icon and you will land on the schedule. 

The resources are meant to remain free for lifetime where you can access and do some self-help. It is where I share some tools, my spiritual journey, nutrition journey, inspiration and thoughts, and also some of my hobbies. I would also share some free upcoming or ongoing resources that I have found useful for your further exploration. You may also wish to share the link to your online free resources or events at my site too.

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Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Today, I'll like to share with you the benefits of prenatal yoga. 😌
Prenatal classes are designed to help moms relax, build better core, balance, overall strength and endurance for a smoother labour. This including strengthening of legs and arms. The former is important to support the increasing weight of the growing baby and help to alleviates backaches. Having strong legs is also important if you plan to have a natural birth as pushing during labour uses a lot of legs strength. It is important to build strong arms during your pregnancy so that carrying baby will become easier after birth. This is also to reduce the occurrence of 'mommies' wrists' postnatal. The prenatal yoga will also help moms regain strength and figure faster after delivery. 💪
Mommies will learn pranayama (breath regulation technique) that help mommies breathe better throughout the pregnancy and also during labour. Breathing well is very important for mommies and babies, especially as the babies grow and push the internal organs up. Mommies can use the breathing techniques to relax and stay calm during the pregnancy, which is beneficial for the babies as well. The breathing technique also help mommies to build better stamina when incorporated with the poses. Mommies can also use the breathing exercise to connect with your babies. 😍💕
Pelvic floor exercises is another essential aspect of prenatal yoga. Having a strong pelvic floor not only help to support mommies during pregnancy and birth but also continue to provide numerous benefits after birth, including keeping incontinence at bay and maintaining a strong core which again reduce back strains. 😁
Join us for (small group) prenatal yoga. Each class is limited to 5 pax so that each mommy gets the necessary attention to stay safe in the poses. Small cosy class also allows mommies to be more relaxed and establish deeper friendships. 🤗
Call Eng Chew at 90043925 to book a slot now. 🙏

Ojjayi Breath (Victorious Breath)

Ojjayi breath is an integral part of Ashtanga yoga and I can't emphasize it enough during my classes.

It is a form of deep breathing with various benefits, including the following:
- Warming the breath so that our body readily absorbs the oxygen inhaled, and hence increase the oxygen in the blood
- Build up our stamina by lengthening our breath and creating the rhythm for our sun salutation
- Deepen our asanas
- Detoxify our body

The first time I was taught, my teacher told me that it is also called the ocean breath as it sounded like the waves crashing on the beach. I always like to joke with my students that it sounds like Darth Vader (from Stars War). During my 200-hour yoga teacher training, I often feel giddy during sun salutation at the initial stage. With the practice of Ojjayi breath, I was able to regulate my breath and feel less of the giddiness. I've also used Ojjayi breath whenever I feel cold and it would warm up my palms quite quickly.

The article below summarises the benefits and way to master the Ojjayi breath, for your reading pleasure:

http://www.chopra.com/articles/learn-the-ujjayi-breath-an-ancient-yogic-breathing-technique

Click here for a video on how to do Ujjayi Breath.