Garuda Blog

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda in Sanskrit means ‘The Science of Life’ and is considered by many experts to be the oldest form of healing science.  The earliest Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India and travels as far back as… read more

The Ultimate Guide to Pranayama Breathing

What is Pranayama? The word Pranayama comes from the Sanskrit words of ‘Prana’ which means life energy, and ‘Yama’ which means control. Pranayama refers to the practice of breath regulation and is one of the… read more

The Difference Between Pilates Bands and Garuda Mala

Bringing a mix of equipment into your exercise routine has an infinite amount of benefits to your physical health. Not to mention, it allows you to be challenged and take your fitness journey to the… read more

Top Reasons to Join Garuda on Reformer Instructor Training

The reformer is an amazing piece of equipment if used properly, as it enhances the Garuda movement in a holistic and challenging way that helps your clients achieve a stronger, leaner and more flexible body…. read more

Benefits of Online Group Exercise Classes

As the pandemic continues into the winter months, the rise of virtual exercise is ever-growing. Online personal training and group classes are becoming more sought after with people who are at high-risk or who are… read more

Understanding How to become a Barre Fitness Instructor

In our previous article about how to become a Pilates teacher,  we talked about how, more than ever, people have been revisiting their old passions and exploring possibilities through fitness.  We also touched on how… read more

Understanding the Pilates Reformer vs the Garuda Apparatus

At Garuda, we offer a unique opportunity for our students to participate in Garuda Apparatus classes, a technique that has been carefully designed by Garuda’s Founder James D’Silva and inspired by the Pilates reformer technique. … read more

Disadvantages of Pilates & How to Overcome Them with Garuda

As fitness professionals, we are constantly re-evaluating our practice to ensure that it is bringing us the best possible results, both physically and mentally.  This approach is healthy and encouraged. For this reason, we have… read more

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