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Why is Transformational Yoga Different?

Dear cherished readers, Transformational Yoga is based on the work of Sri Aurobindo, and created by Sri Swamiji Vidyananda. It has been used by practitioners and Yoga Masters all over the world for physical and spiritual progress. A single practice can be short, but if carefully designed, can bring about quick tangible results.

There are 3 fundamental reasons why our Yoga sessions leave practioners refreshed, light and happy without fail each time. 

1. Our Yoga sequence is planned in ascending order of Chakras. (The simplest explanation of Chakras is that they are vibrating wheels of energy, located along the nerve endings of the human spine.) We always begin with the lower Chakras and then work our way up. This is important because building a strong practice requires a strong foundation.

2. We see only our physical bodies – but there is more than meets the eye. We have subtle energy bodies too. Including emotional, mental and psychic bodies. A basic Transformational Yoga sessions work on all the above 4 bodies. That is why after each session, you feel happy, calm and a feeling of lightness.

3. Our teachers have the full picture. We don’t only teach Asana; we don’t only teach Pranayama; or Mantra or Meditation. We are well versed in all the 8 limbs and we are experienced with integrating them into a single practice. In other words, our Yoga students get the real deals when they practice with us. 

JOIN US for a session today to personally experience the power of authentic Yoga!

Yoga Wisdom to meditate on for the week:

“Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

(C) Linda Loo

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Reduce Comatose during the Festive Season!

Dear cherished reader, if you have been following us for the past few years, you would have observed that we have a deeper agenda for driving the raw foods mission. Have you noticed that our slogan is “At first it’s all about food; and then it’s not about the food; it’s something deeper…”?

When the body is finally free from a constant state of comatose (that comes with eating cooked foods), consciousness has a chance to become aware of emotions and thoughts. You start to see how you emotionalise your world, your thinking processes. And if you embark on inner work, you can release old programming and install new “softwares” into your life.

Our deepest desire is to witness everyone of our raw food clients, students and program participants, self actualise their potential, through the use of Raw Foods, Inner Work and Yoga. Having good health is only the elementary level in self cultivation. Good health does not guarantee spiritual progress, but without good health it is extra difficult. 

“I’ve gained a deeper understanding about yoga as a way of life. I’m stronger physically, have a greater sense of self-awareness, and my propensity to be reactive to my surrounding stimuli has greatly reduced. I now approach issues and handle life’s stresses with much more calmness, clarity of mind and confidence. The food is excellent beyond expectations! I am truly inspired to be more conscious about the food I eat, the importance of being mindful about our own body, and incorporate raw food especially the green smoothies into my daily meals.”

So what is it about Light Love Laughter Academy’s Yoga that sets it apart from every commercial studio out there? Why does it always leave you happy, calm and spiritually connected to your faith of choice without fail? How are we so special? In the next post, we will share with you the top 3 things that makes every of our Yoga sessions work every time. 

And as promised, here is a useful tip to reduce or avoid having a comatose during the festive period:
Drink a glass of Chia gel
*Mix 2 heaping tablespoon of Chia Seeds in 300 ml water. Stir well and wait for 30 minutes until all the seeds have expanded into a gelatinous texture. Drink immediately before your festive dinner. This gel will help coat the less healthy foods you eat, and save you a fair bit of digestive disorders. Just make sure you have a washroom nearby 3 hours later! 

Bonus Tip: If salads are within the menu, and you are not averse to greens, fill up your plate with at least 51% of raw salads, vegetables leafy greens and fruits. Just make sure you eat the raw stuff before your festive dinner to avoid digestive gas. (Raw foods digest faster)

Do both, and you lower your chances of digestive blues even more. Definitely a great way to spend the festives!

Make your health transformation a 100% more effective, easier & tastier, in the comfort of your own home!

4 Modules, each with a pdf textbook and video tutorial that you can stream anytime and anywhere with internet connection. Clear Illustrations that you can follow easily, Delicious Recipes, 4 weekly Email Coaching to increase your success rate!

ENROL in our online “Introduction to Living Foods (ILF) Program” to Heal, Rejuvenate & Thrive your way to your most vibrant self now! 

EMAIL contact@lightlovelaughteracademy.com or call +65 6650 6028 to register or find out more!”

(C) Linda Loo

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How to Bond with your Family during Festive Sessions while Staying Raw?

Dear cherished reader, with Christmas and New Year around the corner, are you thinking what any raw foodist would think at least once over their raw foods journey – “How do I keep up my healthy living foods diet without losing connection with my folks?”

One of the most common avenues for humans to bond over is food. Which makes the topic of food into both a laughable and cry-able matter.

Truth is, even though you have a pure intention in doing raw foods in the first place, and it has nothing to do with their culinary skills, your parents or whoever prepared the meals will feel disappointed. I mean, cooked or raw foods aside, the act of cooking stems from love. The key is recognizing that their gesture of preparing meals for you is a gift of their love; your rejection of their food is to them a rejection of their love.

Eat their food and get a comatose; or adamantly reject them and risk a fallout. Either way, it will be less than ideal especially in times of festive season.

Can you find the middle path out of this? The answer is yes – the qualified statement is that it won’t be achieved overnight.

Here are 2 tips to help you out:

1. Explain your ‘whys’ behind your action
When my mother insists that I eat the smoked salmon on my plate of salad, I would say “Mum, if I eat these salmon, I would feel depressed. If I eat the fresh salads, I would keep my good spirits. I want to be a happy daughter especially when I’m having dinner with you. Why don’t you eat these salmon instead? It makes me warm and fuzzy that we share the same plate.” I think very few mothers in this world will refuse to help their children be happy, especially when you put it out in their face with so much love.

2. Emphasize on the connection, the sharing, the topics of conversation and NOT the foods.
Look at them in the eyes, charm them, and send waves of sparkles through your peepers. One amazing fact about our peepers is that when you look at someone you love in their eyes, both of you will start to feel very touched. The point is that you have to show your love – you simply can’t fake it.

You see, few things are more desirable than the presence we give to our loved ones. All the acts of cooking and trying to make us eat something we don’t feel is healthy, are the best ways they know how to love us. If you can give them that loving presence every time you sit down with them, eventually, they won’t see the food as THAT important, and they may try less hard to recreate that bond they have had with you over a dish that you used to love.

I use it all the time on my mother, and it works without fail. Warning – it takes consistent self work to achieve this, because our closest people always pushes our hot buttons. But hey, isn’t raw foods supposed to facilitate us in our inner work? So, buckle up and have fun!

Have these tips been useful to you? We are updating our FAQ section on our website to serve you better. Please write in to contact@lightlovelaughteracademy.com to let us know how else we may serve you better.

We will share 1 important and useful tip on how NOT to get a comatose when eating party foods in one of our upcoming posts. Stay tuned!

(C) Linda Loo

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What is Transformational Yoga?

Transformational Yoga is a revolutionary type of Integral Yoga. A simultaneous engagement of Asanas, Pranayamas, Sound Vibrations and One point focus to achieve transformation.

These 4 fundamental practices are used with varying intensity at different intervals. They help a practioner achieve specific objectives – ranging from health/weight maintenance, healing, increased concentration and inner peace.

Transformational Yoga is based on the work of Sri Aurobindo, and created by Sri Swamiji Vidyananda. It has used by practitioners and Yoga Masters all over the world for physical and spiritual progress. A single practice can be short, but if carefully designed, can bring about quick tangible results.

On the physical dimension, Transformational Yoga can cleanse a person of food and environment toxins, achieve fat loss, increase metabolism and reverse ageing. On spiritual dimensions, Transformational Yoga can bring about a Kundalini awakening. Various Transformational Yoga Teachers from different parts of the world experienced deepened spiritual progress and heightened self practice. Many have also had their Kundalini energy awakened from practicing it.

A Basic Transformational Session involves integrating the 4 fundamental practices in a specific sequence to achieve rapid cleaning of the 7 main Chakras. Accumulated toxins (physical, emotional and mental) are released in just 1 single workout. As the major elimination systems gets unplugged, our metabolic rate gets a boost, digestive fire is restarted and the whole body is rejuvenated.

JOIN US for a session today to personally experience the power of authentic Yoga.

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Soul Food Wisdom of the Day: “Look for the answer inside your question.”

God wants you well. This world exists for you to break free, and the resources of this world is given by Divine for your cultivation of the inner journey. It is not Divine’s plan for us to suffer, be in debt or broke, or be miserable prolongedly. Of course things happen, maybe they could be unpleasant. The focal point is not for us to conclude that we are victims; but to know that whenever we are in great pain, God is sending us a huge message, and God wants us to find our way out.

(C) Linda Loo

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Let your Kundalini be your very own UpaGuru!

Today, in this busy material world, we find our inner-selves searching for something, perhaps we have not figured out what this is as yet or perhaps we have questions. We have found that all the solutions lie within us, inside us, and we only require the consciousness to explore it.

This is the path of the spirit. Now is the time to embark on the inner journey and let your Kundalini be your very own UpaGuru!

Kundalini as you probably know by now, describes the latent energy stored in every human’s root chakra. Yogis and spiritual practitioners across cultures trained for years, sometimes lifetimes to pursue a Kundalini Awakening. Why is it so highly sought after?

The immediate benefit you will feel is a heightened sense of awareness, your internal bodily functions and energy levels. You will also feel a deep sense of inner calm and approach life with a peaceful strength.

JOIN US for this one-of-its-kind Kundalini Awakening Workshop this December!

More Details Here: http://lightlovelaughteracademy.com/programmes/yoga/kundalini-awakening-workshop-detail | https://www.facebook.com/events/386269878205152/

EMAIL US : contact@lightlovelaughteracademy.com or CALL : +65 6650 6028 to REGISTER or for further enquiries!

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Chakras Power – the importance of Balance

One of the questions that I get asked frequently in Yoga classes is “Were you always this flexible?

Dear love, the truth is, when I first began practicing Yoga, I could not even sit straight with my legs flattened on the floor. Like a “chicken wing”, I either have to bend my knees to sit on the floor, or I needed a wall behind to support my back.

The inflexibility started as early as I could remember. When I was in secondary school, we had those things called Physical Fitness tests. Every year, I would fail the ‘Sit and Reach’ segment. My maximum reach was only a little more than my knees, and no matter how much I practiced stretching, I still fail to stretch to the passing mark.

Flexibility of the body is directly correlated to our root Chakra. This first Chakra develops in most people from the day they are born till they are 7 years old, and it creates our physical body – bones, blood, skin, tissues, organs and cells. This is the house of our first connection to Earth, our sense of being human, and our sense of belonging to humanity.

There is no coincidence that while my schoolmates were enjoying childhood, I was having suicidal thoughts as a kid, feeling isolated from the rest of the world, disconnected to Earth, and not feeling that I belonged at all here. The kid I was kept thinking there was a mistake somewhere and I landed up wrongly here. These thoughts were a result of an imbalanced root Chakra formation.

Root Chakra imbalances could manifest in various ways involving self love inabilities, material manifestation and money issues. When not corrected, a kid with first Chakra imbalances could grow up into a teen with image disorders and subsequently into an adult with abundance issues.

The truth is that everyone of us have some imbalances in some Chakras, some more than the others; but do you know which one, how are they affecting you, and what you can do about it? Whether we make a conscious effort to confront them and work through them, will determine whether we can break free and live our definition of a “Good Life”.

JOIN US for a session to experience the power of authentic Yoga practiced in accordance with Chakras; you will feel transformation even in one session.

Soul Food for Thought:

“Yoga is the martial art of the soul, and the opponent is the strongest you’ve ever faced: your ego.”

(C) Linda Loo

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Helping People & Doing What You Love for a Living!

Imagine living a passionate and energetic life, everyday!

Waking up and jumping out of bed, sashaying into your work station and knowing that you have a huge impact to make on the world.

The only real currency that we take away with us beyond death, is the the impact of our existence on Earth. Become a Raw Foods Teacher, do what you love and help other people become healthy!

Join us for our upcoming Raw Foods Teacher Training Course end January 2015!

You see dear one, whatever you teach stays with you. While you are doing something you love as a Raw Foods Teacher, you are also strengthening your own knowledge, discipline and motivation to eat healthy.

Increase your health transformation by 100%, your family’s health by 100%, and teach raw foods part time as an INCOME GENERATING career!

Become a raw food expert, enjoy good health, awesome food, with fun loving people.

EMAIL US : contact@lightlovelaughteracademy.com or CALL : +65 6650 6028 to REGISTER or for further enquiries!

Usual Price: S$ 4,375
EARLY BIRD SPECIALS:
SIGN UP by
*31st Dec 2014: S$ 4,275
*30th Nov 2014: S$ 4,275 + Free Online ILF Program worth SGD 550

More Details Here: http://lightlovelaughteracademy.com/programmes/living-foods/raw-food-teacher-training-detail | https://www.facebook.com/events/1493381554266067/

(C) Linda Loo

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The Key to a Healthy Gut – Raw Fermented Foods!

Heal your gut with RAW FERMENTED FOODS!

An amazing way to boost immunity and get glowing skin is to eat fermented foods.

Kimchi, coconut water kefir and raw vegan cheeses are full of probiotics, enzymes and minerals that do wonders to your health.

Make your own at home to avoid store-bought fermented foods that are laden with salt and other preservatives!

Here is a simple recipe for Fermented Cashew Cheese – Raw, Vegan and oh-so-Yummy!

Ingredients:

*1 Cup Raw Cashews, soaked for 8 hours, rinsed & drained
*3 Cups Filtered Water
*1 Capsule Probiotic Powder

*Cheese Cloth & Basket

Instructions:

1. Blend, pour out into a cheese cloth (rest the cheese-cloth on a cheese basket/shallow saucer), cover and let it sit in a dark corner for 8 hours.

2. After 8 hours, drain the cheese cloth and discard the whey. Remove the cheese and store in a covered container in the fridge.

Have you ever tried eating or making your own fermented foods? How do you like to enjoy them? 

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