Wednesday, May 24, 2023
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Monday, May 8, 2023
If you're new to yoga, you may have some doubts and misconceptions about what to expect. Perhaps you've seen pictures of super-flexible yogis performing advanced poses and feel like you could never measure up. Or maybe you've had negative experiences with strict or unsympathetic instructors in the past. Whatever your concerns, it's important to know that yoga is for everyone, regardless of their body type, skill level, or knowledge of yoga.As someone who has been practicing yoga for the past 7 years and teaching at Nava's Zen (Yoga Magic - Ms.Nava's Journey To A New Lease Of Life & Ms.Nava's Menopause Journey), I understand the common concerns that people have before signing up for yoga sessions. That's why, at Nava's Zen, we have taken steps to ensure that our clients feel comfortable and supported throughout their yoga journey.
Friday, May 5, 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023
Friday, April 28, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Competition is inevitable and keeps me on my toes. It's not about comparing myself to others in the industry, but staying aware of their offerings. Nava's Zen, with its unique nature-inspired approach, stands apart. Yet, should we reinvent our wheels or lower prices to capture our target market effectively? Staying ahead of competitors requires time, money, and brand building—especially as a solopreneur.
Digital marketing exposes me to both expected and unexpected challenges—social harassment being one of them. Being active on social media platforms is essential for personal and business branding. However, age and race seem to attract unwelcome attention. As a liberal Indian woman promoting my business through dance and yoga outfits, I face sleazy comments and direct messages. Dealing with these disgusting incidents is a choice between ignoring, avoiding digital marketing, or accepting that some individuals in society are irrational.
Age itself is not a major obstacle, but it
does come with its realities. Energy levels may decline, and the fact that my
biological clock stopped ticking 18 years ago sometimes affects me emotionally.
Palpitations, anxiety attacks, and nervousness arise occasionally. Though my
mindset helps counter these challenges, I cannot halt the natural process of
Managing the Husband
Managing the husband alone is a challenge in itself. I won't shy away from admitting it. Perhaps, it's rooted in the cultural upbringing that glorifies Indian men, placing them on a pedestal. How do I navigate this Indian social norm while still being the all-rounder managing household affairs? Complicating matters, my husband is comfortably retired while I, in my late 50s, remain an ambitious go-getter. Honesty prevails: managing the husband is no smooth ride.
Sunday, April 9, 2023
Truth be told, sometimes I feel I should have been contented as a full-time wife and mother after leaving my job as a Senior Lecturer (Unveiling The Pull Factor) And for the first three years, I actually was content. It felt like a major relief to bid goodbye to the years of slogging at my career while managing home affairs and enduring peak hour commutes. However, three years later, my soul was torn apart as I yearned to return as an alpha female constantly reinventing myself. Thus began my late 50s social entrepreneurship journey, reinventing myself, upgrading my knowledge, and venturing into the health and wellness business with Nava's Zen.
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
I feature my culinary creations on banana leaves, courtesy of the cultivated banana trees in Nava's Zen ( Cultivating Sustainable Living...
Sodhi. Coconut milk infused and laced ( Shrimp Coconut Milk ) Indian coconut stew. In fact, sodhi is the branching of Masak Lemak ( Vegetar...
Look at this earthen pot and in it thick, salty, spicy and vibrantly exciting to our palates and eyes Mochakottai Karuvadu Kulumb...
Tanni Saar. A runny watery Indian dal curry/gravy ( Sambar/Indian Dhal Curry ) and the two prominent ingredients are? Obviously, we n...