Eid Raya Sets for Active Ladies

Excited for Eid?

Well, we are too! We are offering Eid Activewear Set for you to stay active and keep up with a healthy lifestyle. There are 8 Eid Raya sets with great bargain and we are releasing 2 new sets (1 Riada & 1 Ultra) every 6 days. Take advantage of the discounts from 20%-40% for Riada leisurewear  and Ultra performance-wear by Nashata.

Stay Active in Eid

Here are the list and offer dates:

SET 1  Riada (1-6 June) 

Modest and fun in bright active wear

Savings : RM58
Price : RM209 / SG70
Offer ends: 6th June 2017
You get :

  • EZ Tazz Hijab (Beige)
  • Riada Nahl Dusk (Orange)
  • Riada Active Pants (Grey)

Active Wear Sets

SET 1  Ultra (1-6 June) 

Be bright and feel energized

Savings : RM68
Price : RM249 / SG83
Offer ends: 6th June 2017
You get :

  • Hooda Sports Hijab (Beige)
  • Zip Up Azeeza Lite (Orange)
  • Fitness Leggings (Grey)

SET 2  Riada (7-12 June)

Look modest and elegant in black 

Savings : RM58
Price : RM209 / SG70
Offer ends: 12th June 2017
You get :

  • Mumtaz Lite (Black)
  • Riada Pesaque (Black)
  • Riada Active Pants (Black)

Nashata Eid Active

SET 2 Ultra (7-12 June)

Stay powerful in black Ultra set

Savings : RM58
Price : RM219/ SG73
Offer ends: 12th June 2017
You get :

  • Hooda Sports Hijab (Black)
  • Riada Pesaque (Black)
  • Sweatpants (Black)
Nashata Active Eid

Nashata Active Eid

SET 3  Riada (13-18 June)

Stay modest when you stretch

Savings : RM99
Price : RM139/ SG46
Offer ends: 18th June 2017
You get :

  • Hooda Racerback Sports Hijab (Grey)
  • Yogasuit (Brown)

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SET 3  Ultra  (13-18 June)

Stay cool in blue 

Savings : RM48
Price : RM159/ SG53
Offer ends: 18th June 2017
You get :

  • Raazglove (Grey)
  • Riada Hoodie (Navy Blue)
  • Fitness Leggings (Blue)

SET 4  Riada (19-24 June)

Cool in the eyes, comfort for the body

Savings : RM68
Price : RM209/ SG70
Offer ends: 24th June 2017
You get :

  • EZ Tazz Sports Hijab (Turquoise)
  • Kebaya Sports (Turquoise)
  • Riada Active Pants (Black)

SET 4  Ultra (19 – 24 June)

Stay fresh and alert in turquoise

Savings : RM88
Price : RM299/ SG100
Offer ends: 24th June 2017
You get :

  • Hooda Sports Hijab (Turquoise)
  • Heather Ultra Top (Turquoise)
  • Black Skirt Compression Pants (Black)

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No motivation ?? Here are 5 tips to motivate you to run ?

Find motivation to run

Stop giving excuses

Have you ever felt so lazy that you couldn’t put on your running attire,  lace up your sport shoes, to get off your lazy ass or to go for your routine run?

And you start to blame the weather,..“it is too hot today and I might get sunburn”, or “since it is windy, i better take a nap” …and you start thinking of thousand reasons to escape your run..

Actually, There’s nothing wrong with you, except…YOU’VE LOST YOUR MOTIVATION.

So, here are 5 tips to motivate you to keep running 😉

1. Set your goal. 

Plan your mileage target for every month wisely. Write them BIG and paste it at an area you can easily see. This will motivate you and get you to be more responsible towards your goal.

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2. Register for a race.

Once you click the ‘register’ button, you definitely feel like,..“Soon, I will run for this event, and yes, I should start run today”. You will start to find time to train and become consistent as the ‘race day’ comes nearer.

At the REPC..I'm very excited to run soon!

3. Remember, it’s for your health.

Do not run because your friends are running too, and that if you’re not running with them,..you’d be left behind and have no friends. Do not run because you wanna have the slimmest figure among your fat colleagues, do not run because it is a trend. Run because you feel good and fresh after accomplish your goal. Run because it is definitely the best stress reliever. And yes, remember that after you run, you can eat like a MONSTER!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

4. Find running buddies. 

Running alone will sometime make you feel demotivated. You will feel bored, lonely and distracted. Get a running buddy, set up your goal together, plan and train. It will be even more fun if you guys sign up for a race and compete together. Your performance will be improve if you guys aim and train hard.

They are doing well today ;) Congrats guys!

Running sisters

5. Put your best attire on

Introduce variety into your running wardrobe so that you will be more excited to run everyday. Everybody wants look good and nice in whatever they’re wearing, so do you when you run. And yes, your running selfie definitely would be gorgeous too. Make sure you are comfortable and confident in your attires.

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Till then, we’ll meet again, keep fit and be inspired! ?

#ForABetter2017 ?

Assalamualaikum & greetings,

2016 is leaving us soon with unforgettable memories; the medals and mileages we have earned, weight and body fat we have trimmed along the way. For some of us, what brings us joy is when we make new friends and spend quality time having active lifestyles with family and friends. After all, fitness is a journey, not a destination. With all the reflections and lessons learned, I would like to congratulate you for the achievements and thank you for being with us.

Alhamdulillah, 2016 has been a great year for fit hijabi and Nashata. This August, 33 Olympians in hijab competed strong at Rio 2016. We also featured top 11 yogini in hijabi across the globe who inspire ordinary ladies like me to keep trying to do the extraordinary. At Nashata, we work from dusk to dawn and happy to have released many innovative designs and products that have helped our sisters to enjoy an active lifestyle. The Nashata Hooda Sports Hijab, Modest Yoga Suit,  Azza Toplectic and Nashata Sibaha Swimwear are the main innovative activewear that not only modest but help our sister to improve performance.  The final release for 2016 is the Dusk collection of the all-time-favourite Riada Nahl and Riada Peplum.

Modest . Active . Stylish . Nashata

Modest . Active . Stylish

We are excited with 2017 and have more exciting plans #ForABetter2017.

  • Follow our store-based instagram for a better shopping experience at @nashatastore. We will continue to share exciting and inspiring moments of our modest sisters having active lifestyles at nashatadotcom instagram.
  • We have more innovative products in the pipeline for you – swimwear, performance wear and some special products for our sisters who have been sharing with us your concerns. Please continue to have conversations with us. You can email me at eliza@nashata.com.
  • Giving more TLC to our ever-supportive customers. We heart ❤ you! So please subscribe to our newsletter and follow our social media sites for updates. facebook, nashatastore, nashatadotcom and twitter. We don’t want you to miss special deals for our valuable customers.

#ForABetter2017 Discount for our Customers

On that note, to kick-start the year, we are offering 10% discount when you shop at nashata.com till the 31st January 2017. To get the discount, use vouchercode ForABetter2017 when you check out.

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ForABetter2017

#ForABetter2017 Goals
So what are your fitness goals #ForaBetter2017? As for me, these are the 3 keys ones.

  1. Improve Fitness Level ?
    • Improve speed
      I want to be able to swim and run faster and longer. My average speed is 6.5 min/km and I would like to improve to 6 min/km for 5km run.
    • Reduce body fat percentage from acceptable level to fitness level.
      This seems to be a hard thing to do. More info on body fat here.
    • Increase strength
      Especially my abdomen and thigh areas.
  2. Make Fitness ? as a Routine
    • Workout at least 3 times a week, one hour per training
      The challenge is to find time. I get an hour in the morning before I start work. I take turns with my husband to send kids to school, so that we get our ME-time to exercise.
    • Cross training – swim or yoga at least once a week
      Yoga helps improve my strength and flexibility while swimming improves my stamina. I tend to do yoga more often as it is less time consuming.
    • Weekend workout with family
      It is a fun thing to do. I take my family climb a hill, run, cycle or any activities other feels like trying out. And the list goes on.
    • Escape with Family

      Escape with Family

  3. Support family & friends ? to be healthy
    • Encourage others to stay fit, run with them or ask them to run with you. I do that with family members. My friends are way ahead than me and they push me forward.
    • Share tips and tricks with family and friends. For example, I add an additional soles in my running shoes to support my knees and legs to avoid knee injury and I do share it with my friends with knee pain.
    • Prepare and have healthy meals with family and friends
      Purchase healthy food for your office like apples and banana, and dine at restaurants that serve healthier options.

Do share your fitness goals with other on social media by adding #ForABetter2017 & #nashata. We are giving away special vouchers worth RM100 each for best posts.

As the year 2016 winds down, let’s reward ourselves for all the effort and let’s look forward and hope #ForABetter2017. InsyaAllah.

Happy New Year!

✌ & ❤,
eliza

The Most Secure Sports Hijab for Dry & Water Sports

  • Swimming in Hooda Sports Hijab
    Swimming in Hooda Sports Hijab

The BLACK hooda sports hijab is the ONLY hooda sports hijab range that is suitable for BOTH dry and water sports activities. This is because of the waterproof fabric used for the black hooda hijab. The other colors of Hooda Sports Hijab are made of moisture wicking, mesh, lightweight fabrics making them suitable for dry activities. We do not recommend it for water sports use at all due to safety reason. You can read more about Hooda Sports Hijab features here.

Here are some pictures of the black hooda sports hijab in the water. It serves as an additional layer of coverage for you when you swim. You can wear it over your swimwear. The black hooda sports hijab is useful for leisure swim, but not performance purposes.  Hooray! No water gets trapped in my ears when I swim in the black hooda sports hijab.

It was tested for swimming on the surface and under water.

Let’s take a closer look at the fabric :

Nashata Hooda Sports Hijab

Nashata Hooda Sports Hijab : Front – combination of silky hand feel fabric and mesh

Nashata Hooda Sports Hijab

Nashata Hooda Sports Hijab : Opening for the Face, mesh on lower neck area.

Nashata Hooda Sports Hijab

Nashata Hooda Sports Hijab : The Back

Price : RM89 /  ~ SG30 / ~USD22
Sizes : M/L/XL/2XL
You can purchase it here.

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Size Chart : Hooda Sports Hijab

Size Chart : Hooda Sports Hijab

Make sure you get the right sports hijab when you swim. If you want to secure your baby hair, you can wear Nashata’s raazglove underneath. Now, you can enjoy your water sports activities even more – when you have a secure hijab that does not flip when you workout, jump, swim or even at waterparks.

Trying to hoover in the water but not deep enough

Yup, I am ok. Trying to hoover in the water. I can’t wait to take to take hooda hijab to my next dive!

Watch other functions of the Hooda Sports Hijab here :

Undeterred Competitive Spirit of Saudi Female Athletes

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started sending female athlete to the Olympics in 2012. Sarah Attar and Wojdan Shaherkani were the first two Saudi citizens to compete at London 2012. Wojdan competed in Judo while Sarah, the 800 meters. Saudi doubled the number of female participants to four at Rio 2016. Wojdan does not compete in 2016, but Sarah and three new faces represent the ladies of the Saudi.

Sarah Attar, MARATHON athletics

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in the women's 800m heats at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 8, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages)

Saudi Arabia’s Sarah Attar competes in the women’s 800m heats at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 8, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages)

Sarah, 24 made her first appearance at the Olympic London 2012 where she competed for 800 meters without meeting Olympic time. At Rio 2016, she will compete for the marathon despite 26 minutes slower than qualifying Olympic time. Her personal best time was 3:11:27 at the Chicago Marathon in 2015. She holds dual citizenship, the United States of America and Saudi Arabia.

Kariman Abuljadayel, 100 m athletics

Kariman, 22 is ranked 23 at Rio 2016 for the 100 meters and is the first Saudi woman to compete in the 100 meters. She clocked 14.61s at Rio 2016.

KARIMAN ABULJADAYEL

KARIMAN ABULJADAYEL at the Qualifying Heats 100 meters Rio 2016

Lubna Al-Omair, Fencing

Being the first is not always easy. Lubna’s match lasted 1 minute and 44 seconds. May she has more matches in the future, so that she could sharpen competitive skills.

Lubna - the exquisite fencer

Lubna – the exquisite fencer

Joud Fahmy, Judo (withdraw due to injury)

Joud, 26, did not compete due to injuries. She was determined to represent her country at the Olympics and started to train for the Rio 2016 at Santa Monica when she was 22 in 2012.

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Joud Fahmy Judo

These amazing ladies find different ways to train for the Olympics. Their determination to compete and represent their country is evident despite challenges faced at many fronts.

 

Source & Picture credits:

  • Wikipedia
  • http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2549892/images/o-SARAH-ATTAR-facebook.jpg
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/olympics/2016/08/12/105580636-Kariman-Abuljadayel-SPORT-xlarge_trans++rbV8E1vvGHaBNJhAQrBCaeU-5NBdMS2kWAh6ufw2hAE.jpg
  • http://sports.yahoo.com/news/column-saudi-butterfly-crushed-olympic-debut-rio-062557043–spt.html
  • http://saudigazette.com.sa/sports/rio-olympics-2016/saudi-fencer-in-rio/
  • http://smdp.com/olympic-athletes-with-santa-monica-ties-convene-in-rio-for-2016-games/156552

Top 10 Inspirational Yoginis in Hijab

Do you need to be flexible to yoga? Do you need to be superfit or super lean to perform headstand and all those difficult-looking poses? The answer to all is NO. We are featuring yoginis in hijab across the globe and their lovely journey in yoga. With a common love in yoga, these 10 inspiring ladies from different ages and backgrounds share why they embark into yoga,  where they get their training from, their routines and their personal views on how yoga has benefited them.

For newbies and those who wanted to try yoga, you can learn from these strong and beautiful ladies. Just follow their instagram and nashatadotcom’s instagram for tips and updates.

YOGA IN HIJAB

Brunei ] [ Indonesia ] [ Malaysia ] [ Singapore ] [ United Arab Emirates ] [ USA ]

  • UAE : Nura Arabi
  • Brunei: YogaWithAmani
  • Indonesia : Lola Shariff
  • Indonesia : ErziYoga
  • Malaysia : Najwa
  • Malaysia : Nadia
  • Malaysia : Rita Rahayu
  • Singapore : Nura
  • Singapore : Farah
  • USA : Yasmin Essa

BRUNEI

Amani A. Muntassir, 30 @yogawithamani

~ Yoga is for everyone for all ages and different body types. You just have to start somewhere

Amani is a full time Biology teacher and part time yoga instructor in Brunei. She started yoga back in 2006 during her university days, where she set up a yoga club. Yoga is her way to release stress and she finds yoga to be different than other sports.  To her yoga eliminates all sense of competitiveness and comparing with others, while she focuses on herself, my own practice.

After completing 200 hour yoga training at Ubud Bali in December 2014, Amani teaches yoga. She is also a prenatal yoga teacher. Despite her busy schedule as a teacher, Amani teaches yoga three times a week at the studio. Other than teaching, she enjoys performing the yin style yoga and sometimes vinyasa or stronger yoga routines. Now, she joins her favourite international teachers online as ways to improve her routine.

AMANI IN FAVOURITE POSE : HEADSTAND

Amani in Favourite Pose : HeadStand

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INDONESIA

Lola Shariff, 39 @lolashariff

~ Yoga makes Lola happy and strong, and most of all to her, it is a never ending journey.

A self taught yogini initially, Lola started yoga when she had lower back pain in 2014. She joined yoga classes a year later and found improvements in her practice since, especially alignments. Lola works as a freelance subtitler, and she balances her time by attending classes twice a week at least, except weekends. She enjoys hatha, iyengar, power yoga, sometimes swing yoga and ashtanga. She practices backbends and handstands frequently at home.

LOLA IN FAVOURITE POSE : HANDSTAND

LolaShariff in Favourite Pose : HeadStand

Erzi, 31 @erziyoga

~ Yoga enfolded via Technology

A mother residing in Jakarta started yoga 3 and a half years ago when her sister took her to join a private yoga class. Since then, Erzi and friends have private yoga classes at sister’s house.

Yoga is a not a high impact activity and is an enjoyable journey. Despite gentle movement on a mat, yoga can make one sweat and build one’s energy, explains Erzi. To Erzi, yoga teaches her to breathe well and stay calm and relaxed in any conditions. Even though she has been learning yoga for more than 3 years, she still attends yoga classes at a studio and private yoga class once a week with her sister.

ERZI LOVES MEDITATION

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She starts her practice with meditation, minus chanting. To her, meditation connects her breathing with mind and that helps her improve her routines. She would then stretch her neck, arms, sides of my body, spine and continue to Sun Salutation A for 8-10 rounds before continuing to my peak pose of the day.

She advises other sisters to learn yoga online like Youtube, if there is no studio closeby. She shares that some of the well-known yoga teachers online has some beginner tips about how to get onto your mat while others have classes for beginners to intermediate level. She also finds instagram as a good channel to learn yoga.

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MALAYSIA

Najwa / Wawa, 31 @najwa.bulat

~ Learn from a qualified and professional instructors 

Najwa started yoga 17 years ago at a tender age of 14. She started yoga to improve asthmatic condition. Now, a Fitness & Yoga Instructor, Najwa finds yoga important to keep her improve body strength, maintain a lean body and to keep healthy & flexible. Most of all, the breathing techniques help cure her asthmatic problem.

Being a qualified Hatha Yoga Tutor from Slimhealth Aerobic & Dance Studio and a fitness instructor, Najwa’s routine is colorful. She urges beginners to learn from a qualified and professional instructor to reap the benefits of yoga so that you can get a lean, curvy and fit body.

NAJWA KEEPS A COLORFUL ROUTINE

Najwa

Here’s Najwa’s colorful routines that combines yoga with other types of workout:

1) Hatha Yoga
2) Body Weight Training
3) High Intensity Workout
4) Weight Training
5) Cardio Workout (Boxing+Aerobic+ Dance)

Nadiah Mohaizi, 36 @nadie_omgoing

~ You will be fascinated by what your body can do, and it comes a reminder to care for her body – a gift from Allah 

An engineer by profession, and certified yoga instructor, Nadiah started yoga to loose pregnancy weight. Yoga fits the need as she wanted something she could practice at home. She also finds yoga as a good weight training exercise as you’d need to do planks, lunges, inversion, and arm balances which are important for women to increase stamina and metabolism. To Nadia, yoga is not about the asanas (poses), but the journey into achieving them and to remain calm through proper breathing in maintaining poses. Keeping calm is important in her hectic daily life. Till today, she is fascinated by what her body can do and it serves as a reminder for her to care for her body – a gift from Allah.

NADIAH IN FAVOURITE POSE : forearm stand

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Like Erzi and Amani, Nadiah also uses technology to learn yoga at beginning stage. After which, she attended  Atilia freeyogafit class at KLCC. She took teacher training at MAYI to be a certified yoga instructor and now she practices Ashtanga at Mysoreroom KL in Binjai 8. She trains every other day for 10 minutes and suggests newbies to practice safe and find a good teacher to help with alignment and postures.

Rita Rahayu Omar, 41 @ritarahayuomar

~ Yoga is not a destination…it is a journey that enriches you every step of the way.

RITA feels happy when she is upside down

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A mother of 4, a lactation consultant and an serial entrepreneur, Rita started yoga in 2011 when she was living abroad as an expat wife. At that time she had just lost her baby, and despite having support from husband and children she felt rather lost and depressed. She read a lot about yoga and was intrigued by it further after hearing friends talk about it. Soon, she hired a personal yoga instructor who came 5 days a week.

Rita emphasizes the importance of breathing techniques; the techniques that help achieve relaxation, mental clarity and eliminates stress , fatigues, depression and anxiety. She felt better and healthier after a few sessions and after 3 months into yoga, she was pregnant again and she continued to do yoga throughout her pregnancy. Her 4th baby is a peaceful, happy, yoga baby. He’s always wanting to practice yoga with Rita whenever he sees the mat!

Despite her busy schedule running her businesses Bebe Sachi and The KembaRA, Rita yoga at least once a day either in the morning or everning. She likes inversion poses because of its many health benefits. Among others it helps supply blood to brain, build your core strength and balance to our body.

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SINGAPORE

Nura Ahmad, 25 @yogawithnura

~ a fitness goal that became a self-growth and self-discovery journey

Nura started learning yoga at a young age of 17. She wanted to improve athletic performance and saw progressive results in stamina running long distance despite having asthma. She survived colon cancer and irritable bowel syndrome in 2012.

NURA ACTIVE IN YOGA @ 6 MONTHS of PREGNANcy

Currently 6 months pregnant with her first baby, Nura finds pranayama (breathing techniques) and a quiet 15 minutes mindfulness shapes her to be better version of herself, discovering  weakness and grounding herself from pride.  She dedicates 3-4 times weekly of prenatal, hatha and restorative yoga while committing herself to do house chores. A committed fitness entrepreneur at @fitness4muslimah and a certified yoga trainer (Ashtanga & Hatha), Kids Yoga teacher and Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga teacher, she advises other sisters to just show up on the mat, no matter how you feel that day.

Nura loves all yoga poses and always balance her flows with standing poses for concentration and balance, twists poses for internal detoxification and help keep irritable bowel syndrome at bay, hip openers, backbends aka heart openers which helps her a lot in strengthening interpersonal relationship with students and loved ones. She loves arm balances such as crow, eight angle and headstands for core and grow her upper body strength after spending almost half of her years building endurance in lower torso for athletic performance in school.

Farah Lyna, 31 @farah.yuj

~ Yoga is non-competitive, so there is no need to feel pressured or exert yourself in a pose.

From running to yoga, Farah, now a yoga teacher, started attending yoga classes 9 years ago and only looked into yoga seriously in 2013. Yoga became a regular practice when her scoliosis started to cause numbness on left leg.She received training from Tirisula Yoga in Singapore.

Farah starts her morning training with some pranayama (yoga breathing exercises), followed by a few rounds Sun Salutations and simple stretches like forward folds, backbends, twists and a headstand. She tries to do  Ashtanga practice at least once a week.

To Farah, everyone has a unique body type and it’s important to work within own physical limits. Farah echos other yoginis reminders that with regular practice & patience, our body will get used to the routines. Yoga is a journey of self-discovery.

SELF DISCOVERY THROUGH YOGA

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Nura Arabi @_iChallenger

~ You won’t understand the gain that is waiting for you until you try it and judge from experience.

Nura Arabi, like other sisters in fitness found love in yoga. Nura is a physical education and health teacher and she teaches swimming and Zumba and she writes about  fitness. She started yoga in 2015 and practices twice a week since. She started learning yoga at a Yoga center, after which she learn via youtube videos at time of convenience.

To Nura, yoga is a good way to get deep into herself as it teaches patience, body awareness and improves muscular and mental strength.

Nura Arabi in Favourite Pose : Tripod Headstand

Nura Arabi in Favourite Pose : Tripod Headstand

USA

Yasmin Essa HC, AADP, 27 @ wellnesswithyasmin.com & @yasminessa

~ Yoga is an artistic form of expression
Yasmin started yoga when she was a senior in high school and has been into fitness since. She was the first female student trainer at Montclair State University, but it was after college her love for yoga grew. Yoga helps reduce pain she has on her back due to  idiopathic scoliosis.

After going to classes at studios over the years, Yasmin is now a self-taught yogini and a board certified Holistic Health Coach. She keeps her routine interesting combining different types of workout activities. She does a lot of strength training, some HIIT for cardio, and yoga for flexibility and lengthening all of which she shares on instagram

YASMIN GRADUATED FROM THE Institute for Integrative Nutrition

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Yasmin enjoys flowing from downward dog to plank to upward dog to child’s pose as it warms her body up for a more rigorous workout, or to stretch out.

She reminds newbies not to compare yourself with others and to focus on being most present in your own body, mind, and soul.

Chelsea, Wellness Blogger @ MuslimahHealthy.com

~ You can never  get bored with yoga

Chelsea started yoga in May, 2015 when she was traveling a lot and didn’t have access to a gym. She fell in love with it so much that decided to start a full-time practice. Chelsea finds there is always something to work towards whether it is more advanced poses, building strength/flexibility, or working on form and technique. A self taught and self-motivated person, Chelsea constantly progress and keeps pushing herself to get better and better in yoga.

She practices the Ashtanga yoga method, memorizes a sequence of poses and practices every day. Once she feels she has mastered a certain set of poses, she would move on add more into her routine until she eventually memorizes the entire Ashtanga sequence – around 40 poses. Like many of the other yoginis, Chelsea really love inversions and arm-balances because of the core and shoulder work she gets. Her favorites would have to be the forearm stand, handstand  and backbend.

She reminds other sisters not to be afraid about not being flexible enough or skinny enough and they are not important. Yoga is for absolutely everyone and it is a progression. Chelsea does many other types of workouts and finds yoga great workout. She actually needs to keep a sweat rag next to her mat during practice!

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What are you waiting for girls? Just get onto the mat and go through the beautiful journey of yoga. You can get a lot of help from these inspiring yogonis!

Ganjaran Kekal Cergas di Bulan Ramadan

Pada bulan Ramadan ini saya bernekad untuk meneruskan latihan larian dan yoga seperti hari-hari biasa. Ini adalah kerana saya ingin mengekalkan stamina, menurunkan tahap lemak badan dan tonkan badan. Apatah lagi, saya masih ingat seramai 3,000 para atlit yang beragama Islam berlatih dan bertanding seperti biasa semasa Sukan Olimpik 2012 yang berlangsung di London pada bulan Ramadan.

Kajian juga menunjukkan terdapat penurunan berat badan tanpa perubahan pada prestasi fizikal para atlit perempuan ketika berlatih di bulan puasa. Inilah masanya untuk terus berpikiran positif dan bina keyakinan diri kerana kadang-kadang akal banyak memberi alasan.

Kekal Cergas

Pada hari pertama Ramadan, selepas memasak untuk berbuka, pada jam 6 petang, saya bergegas keluar untuk berlari 5km. Alhamdulillah, walaupun tahap larian perlahan, saya dapat menghabiskan latihan selama 45 minit. Pada Ramadan kedua pula, saya berlari sejauh 3.3km sahaja kerana kesuntukan masa selepas menyediakan juadah berbuka. Oleh kerana berlari semasa berpuasa adalah baru bagi saya, adalah penting saya peka dengan reaksi atau perubahan badan ketika dan selepas larian. Alhamdulillah, selepas berbuka, saya dapat meneruskan ibadah tarawih di masjid bersama keluarga seperti biasa.

Yoga Ramadhan

Ramadan Pertama : Sambil Berlari, Berhenti Sejenak Untuk Crow Pose Yoga

HotFM Cergas Ramadan bersama AIA Vitality

Ramadan Kedua : Larian 3.3 km sahaja

Ganjaran

Teruja sungguh saya apabila mengetahui HotFM Cergas Ramadan bersama AIA Vitality menggalakkan gaya hidup aktif dan cergas pada bulan Ramadan. Terdapat pertandingan yang amat senang untuk disertai untuk mereka yang meneruskan gaya hidup yang aktif pada bulan Ramadan. Sambil bersenam, ambillah peluang untuk mendapatkan ganjaran berbentuk barangan sukan bernilai RM300. Cuma upload gambar atau video anda melakukan aktiviti senaman di Instagram atau Facebook. Berikan kepsyen kreatif kenapa anda pilih untuk kekal cergas di bulan Ramadan. Nak upload gambar senam bersama rakan pun boleh! Jangan lupa #SayaPilihCergasRamadan dan #AIAVitalityMY serta tag @hotfm976. Apa yang menarik lagi – AIA Public Takaful akan menderma RM10 ke badan amal untuk setiap penyertaan. Jangan lupa untuk menyertainya dan info lanjut boleh didapati di http://www.hotfm.com.my/hot-fm-cergas-ramadan-bersama-aia-vitality/

Teruskan gaya hidup yang aktif dan cergas di bulan Ramadan. Pastikan anda mengambil makanan yang seimbang dan berkhasiat, minum air sekurang-kurangnya 8 gelas sehari, dan mendapat cukup rehat dan tidur sebaik-baiknya 7 jam sehari supaya badan sihat tanpa sebarang tekanan.

Energy & Protein Bar

Mudah Disedia di Rumah :  Bar Tenaga & Protein Diperbuat dari Pisang, Oat, Kacang, & Kranberi untuk memberi khasiat semasa Ramadan

Hooda Sports Hijab : New Colors, Revamped

We heard you girls! Now Hooda Sports Hijab is all revamped with more colors, more sizes and facelifts.
Now, achieve your fitness full potential in Hooda Sports Hijab. Put no limits to your workout!

Watch this video to see key functions of Hooda Sports Hijab used for different types of sporting activities. #cycling #running #yoga #jumping

2 New Colors

  • Now there are Metallic Silver & Aqua Turquoise in the Hooda Sports Hijab collection. The Metallic Silver offers neutral  & easy to match option while the bright Aqua Turquoise offers more safety to your workout. Plus, you get to be spotted easily in a crowd with it on.

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Bigger Sizes

  • We introduced Hooda Sports Hijab in two initial sizes (M & L) last month and now we added two more sizes to suit tall ladies.

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Hooda Sports Hijab

 

Facelifts

  • Reflective logo at the back of hooda sports hijab
    Nashata reflective logo is now on the back to give you better protection for night use. This is especially useful for cyclists and hikers who train or race in the same direction of traffic.

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  • More room and space in the front for better chest covering
    No matter what size you are, the hijab now looks balance front and back.
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  •  Flat awning on the forehead face
    The awning has been altered for a better fit while working out. The design is flat on the forehead and the is no space in between your forehead and the hijab.

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 If you would like to get one of these cool revolutionary hijab, visit nashata.com

 

Reduce Environment Impact, Increase Usability

The people at Nashata believe in being socially and environmentally responsible for the community and planet. We try our best to reduce use of plastic and paper, and  provide usable items to our customers.

Why no Plastic?

We want to simplify your task. Rather than just throw away the plastics, we are recycling the plastics so we can conserve the earth.

That is the reason why when you receive shipments from Nashata, you will find your purchases in reusable drawstring bags, with none or only one plastic bag in it (only if you purchase many items). You won’t even find product tags in the shipment. We perform Quality Check (QC) on each item prior to shipment. Unpurchased items are stored in plastic bags (as shown below). We only remove the items from plastic bags during QC. We then collect and send plastic bags and papers to recycling center in Cyberjaya once a week.

Unpurchased Products are Stored in Plastic Wrapping

Unpurchased Products are Stored in Plastic Wraps

Why no Product Tags?

Since we have all product information online, and all our customers are cool netizens, our customers can find necessary information at nashata.com anytime, anywhere. However, do look for Nashata bookmark in your parcel. This bookmark also entails product care information. If you look closer, you will find discount voucher too.

Nashata Bookmark In Every Package

Nashata Bookmark In Every Package

Why do you get a Drawstring Bag?

We pack all our products for shipment into Nashata drawstring bags. You will find your purchases in different bright colors every time. Let it be a surprise. You could use the bag during fitness sessions and even when you travel. Just toss your towel, change or workout attire into the bag.

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Simple & Practical for Fit Ladies

Green Ideas Anyone?

We always want to provide you something usable in our shipment. So if you have feedback on how we can improve going green, or useful items you would like to get from us – do drop us a note at contactus@nashata.com. We would love to hear from you.

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4 Reasons Why Yoga Is for Everyone

I often get emails and comments from people telling me they want to start yoga but don’t think they have what it takes. I’m too big, I’m not flexible, I could never do that pose or I don’t have the strength. These are just some of the many excuses people put in the way of them and their yoga practice.

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Here is something I’ve learned through my journey with yoga thus far; it is truly not about the destination. It’s not about putting your legs behind your head or standing on your hands, and this is something you will learn quickly if you go to any yoga studio. Yoga is a journey of self-love and acceptance. Perhaps, for this reason, yoga is best for those who think they can’t.It doesn’t matter if you can’t do a single pushup, or if your hands don’t even touch the ground in a forward bend. There is a famous saying by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, founder of the Ashtanga yoga method that says “practice and all is coming.” Yoga is about dedicating oneself to their practice as a means of becoming more self-aware. Some of the advanced poses are bonuses of a regular practice, but not everyone gets there and that is completely OK. Yoga is an individualized practice and you work wherever you are comfortable.

 

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Here are some reasons why yoga is truly for everyone.

 

1. You can find a style that suits your needs – All yoga classes are not created equal. Some are more vigorous while others are based more on meditation or relaxation. There are even therapy-based yoga classes which specialize in specific types of injuries or ailments such as chronic back pain or rheumatoid arthritis. Do some research, reach out to different yoga instructors to get an idea of their style, and possibly try out a few different types. When you find one that suits your needs, stick with it!

 

2. Yoga is a personal practice – The main goal is not something physical, like building strength or getting lean abs. The most important aspect of any yoga practice is finding oneself, accepting oneself as they are, and working to become a better person on the inside. Everyone’s journey is different and unique and one should not compare themselves to others. Many yoga styles even encourage developing a home-based practice as a means of personalized self-growth.

 

3. Yogis are non-judgmental – Yoga encourages a completely judge free atmosphere. Yogis will generally be very accepting and supportive in your journey. They will not judge you for your size or abilities, mostly because they are focusing on their own personal journeys…not to mention they were once beginners as well. Just try it. Sign up at a yoga studio for the minimum amount of classes they offer and commit to sticking it out. I guarantee you will be surprised by how supportive and welcoming everyone will be.

4. You are bound to get better with time –One of the worst excuses you can give is that you are not flexible/strong/skinny/whatever enough to do yoga. You must remember that every single person started somewhere…yes even the most advanced yogis were once beginners. One of my biggest inspirations is Kino Macgregor, who is a well-known Ashtanga yogi who travels worldwide to teach. She didn’t begin yoga until 19 years of age without any training in movement therapy, and is now learning the fourth series of Ashtanga yoga (there are six series and most people never move beyond the first series!).

 

 

With patience, and practice comes change. You may only be able to touch your shins in a forward fold, but a few months down the road you will get to your toes. You might need a wall or a teacher to help you into a headstand but one year down the road you will do it on your own. So long as you don’t give up, change is bound to occur.

 

The change that has occurred through my yoga journey extends far beyond physicality. Sure I can touch my head to my shins in the forward fold (something I never thought I would do). I can balance upside down on my forearms. But more than any pose, I have gained an appreciation for myself; an appreciation for what I am capable of becoming, an appreciation for who I am and what I have. I’ve learned patience, I’ve learned mindfulness, and most importantly, I’ve learned to love myself even on the bad days. Now that is an important lesson for anyone.