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Understanding Breathing in Yoga

The flowering of our yoga practice is woven into the intimate relationship we experience with our breath. What was once a nauseating monster becomes a nourishing friend.

Yoga Beyond Physical Fitness

A lot of people know Yoga as a fitness routine, but for those who are truly interested in learning and practicing Yoga, it is beneficial to take time and really understand to the answer the pressing question on what yoga truly means. Yoga, in Sanskrit means union.

How To Incorporate Meditation In Your Yoga Practice Through Tadasana

The sport is attention training. The rewards include more productivity and feeling less stressed. Attention training requires the same dedication and commitment required of Olympic athletes and certainly worth it too.

Designing A Yoga Pose List

To design a yoga pose list write down the poses you want to practice. Consider injuries, tired muscles, time of the day for your practice, and activities of the day – will you be hunching forward, sitting or standing most of the day? Organize with (1) warm ups to begin (2) smooth transition from one pose to the next; (3) counter poses (4) rest poses and (5) cool down to end.

Yoga Teacher Training: Blood Pressure

During yoga teacher training, there is so much talk about asanas being contraindicated because of high blood pressure that it leaves some interns in a state of confusion. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects millions of people. When you suffer from high blood pressure, your heart has to work harder than normal just to pump blood throughout the body to stay alive. This can lead to other heart complications, like hardening of the arteries or heart failure.

Yoga Instructor Training: Varicose Veins

Once you become a Yoga teacher, every person with a medical condition wants to find an alternative remedy for their problem. Varicose veins can be caused by a variety of problems, but much of what you learned in your initial Yoga instructor training will help.

Top 5 Benefits of Yoga

Tantra Yoga and Hatha Yoga view your body as an extension of your mind. Put in another way, if you change something about your body, you change your mindset as well. Since Yoga’s main goal is to refine your mental capacity so you can see the person you are and what the world is really about. Tantra Yoga and Hatha Yoga focus your body as well as your mind, training your body as a way to train your mind. This concept of traditional Yoga has survived in most of the modern Yoga systems.

Swell Yoga Moves

Swell yoga moves to beat the blues. This vinyasa can be interspersed within your practice or be a stand alone energy pick up. Challenge yourself, get the heart pumping more, and put a spring in your step and sparkle in your eyes.

Yoga Teacher Training: Neck Pain

Anatomy is such an important part of hatha yoga instructor training. As you learn in Yoga teacher training, the neck is the most fragile part of the spine. The neck supports the weight of the head during the hours we are awake. When you consider our skeletal structure, it’s a wonder that many of us are lucky enough to have pain free days.

Yoga Monkey Posture – How to Do the Monkey Pose in Yoga

Yoga Monkey Posture is the splits. All is not lost for those of us who cannot do splits. We can still reap the benefits like a powerful release of the hip flexors, buttock and hamstring stretch even though our hips cannot reach the floor? Here’s how.

Yoga Teacher Training: Mindfulness

When sitting through a lecture in yoga teacher training, one intern raised a hand and said: “I never knew there was mindfulness in yoga.” Over the years, a few fitness yoga teachers have said the same. In Sanskrit: smrti or smiriti means mindfulness. When a yoga teacher asks the class to focus on the present or to be present for class that is also the state of mindfulness (awareness).

Generating Energy Through Third Chakra Yoga Poses

An exploration of third chakra yoga poses so I can easily complete some tasks before bedtime. I choose 3 poses to igenerate energy. How can this practice be managed so sleep comes easily?

Yoga Instructor Training: Sciatica

Of the many ailments we may study during a yoga instructor training course, back pain and headaches are most common for the average person. Sciatica is fairly well known among people who experience pain in the back. Chances are you are already familiar with sciatica, a relatively common condition that occurs when a nerve root is compressed in the lower back.

Yoga Teacher Training: Addiction

Imagine my surprise when one of my first teaching assignments was at a drug rehabilitation clinic. Yoga teacher training hadn’t prepared me for this one and I had no idea which drug did what! I contacted Paul for some advice, which was very encouraging. Although we learned many pranayama techniques during yoga instructor training, I hadn’t considered the state of euphoria we take for granted could be so effective in drug rehabilitation. Additionally, there is much more of this experience for me to share with you.

Neat Yoga Moves That Move The Lymph

Neat yoga moves to release hip and shoulder muscles. If the hips are not level to the ground use a blanket under the lower hip. For hip replacement, do not cross the thighs. A strap is useful for tight shoulders. Massage lymph nodes in this flow.

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