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Yoga and Travel: 6 Ways to Maximize Your Practice While on The Road

With the holiday season coming up, many of us have made travel plans. Be it over the weekend, a week-long retreat or even a month-long vacation, we’re sure you’ve got your bags packed and your travel list checked.

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5 Yoga Poses That Will Help You Cope When Life Got You Down

The benefits of yoga are aplenty, and one of them is its ability to help you find your footing in times of change and difficulty. Yoga helps you ground yourself. It helps you heal and it helps you get back up when it’s time.

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Yoga Every Damn day: How to Maintain Your Practice

In the years that I’ve practiced yoga, I can safely say that it has evolved in so many ways. I have evolved from a beginner to somewhat of an intermediate, though there is still so much more to learn. 

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5 Easy & Practical Yoga Poses to Get Rid of Pain

As a yoga teacher, I see a lot of my students face the same problems – stiff neck, hunched back, and chronic lower back pain. These problems are extremely common today as we spend much of our day staring at a computer screen, often sitting in a position that is harmful to our body. Even as we log off our computers, we pick up another gadget that requires us to slouch – our phones. 

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6 Ways Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

Yoga is extremely beneficial in so many ways. It helps you meditate, make you happier, as well as give your confidence a boost. But yoga also can help you lose inches off your waist! 

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Bringing magic into your home yoga practice

The recent Harry Potter yoga class took the Internet by storm, with participants pictured holding a wand as they practiced different yoga poses. They also had a sorting hat and got to listen to a reading of the passage from the Deathly Hallows! 

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How to Pick The Right Yoga Teacher Training

So you’ve taken yoga classes for a while now and it’s become apparent that teaching yoga is the next step for you. You are now looking for suitable yoga teacher training courses that can help you deepen your practice. But with the vast availability of yoga instructor certification around, how do you choose the right one for you?

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The Magic of an Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Abroad

Something magical happens when you chose to leave your day-to-day life behind and immerse yourself in an intensive yoga training in a foreign country. Not only is a space for deep transformation, but you have the added benefit of exploring another culture while exploring the depths of the self.

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How Yoga Changes Your Life

When I first started practicing yoga, it was meant to be a form of exercise. It helped tone my muscles, increase my flexibility and built strength. But as I progressed further, it became so much more than just exercise. 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Downward Dog

The Downward Dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana is perhaps the most commonly seen pose but also the most understated pose in yoga. It features in Sun Salutations, is commonly used as a transition in flows and Vinyasa yoga, as well as a preparatory pose to inversions. 

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Yoga Mudra and All Its Benefits

Our body is a mini world made of five elements, Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air), Akasha (Aether), Bhumi (Earth) and Jala (Water); and when there is disturbance in these elements, it can lead to an imbalanced mind and cause our body to suffer from diseases. While it can be restored with the physical postures, drawn to bring awareness to the body and mind, there is more in all yoga styles that can help us balance all these elements within ourselves. Such is the case of the Mudras.

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How Yoga Teachers Stay with their Practices in Real Life

The Samahita Retreat team in Koh Samui recently shared their insights based on decades of combined experience practicing and traveling. Their stories are each different yet all reflect one thing: Making a steady state of mind and centeredness a priority. 

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8 Reasons Why a Yoga Teacher Training Is Good For You

I have travelled to places near and far, and will continue to wanderlust around the globe but here are 8 reasons why I think you should consider It’s Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua:

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The Journey to Become a Yoga Teacher –An Interview with Anna Laurita

The journey to become a yoga teacher is different for every instructor. Sometimes it takes you through only one studio in which you learn to master all the necessary knowledge from one experienced teacher; other times, the path is defined by several tutors in various places who mold the teaching style with different perspectives; and in some other occasions, the journey takes you all over the world before you find the right atmosphere to transmit your passion for yoga in a class.  

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The Yoga Teacher’s Voice Importance

First time we went to a yoga class, we probably fell in love with the poses and with the magic created by our teacher trough movement and voice. Especially the voice, used as an instrument to embrace, enfold, enrapture us.

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Top 5 ‘Impossibly Possible’ Yoga Poses You Could Ever Strike

Let’s admit that it can be fairly intimidating to start doing yoga, especially when you’re stiff as a board. We do realize that not everyone’s born with the flexibility of a pretzel dough, but everything seems impossible until it’s done. The key is to start with the simplest pose and sort of build your way up to a more complex position. While you’re getting comfortable with your Shavasana, we have compiled the top 5 most ‘impossibly possible’ yoga poses you could ever strike (under the guidance of a suitably qualified yoga teacher of course) to stimulate your mind and get your yogi dreams all set!

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Questions to Answer Before You Decide to Teach Yoga

Have you ever played a word association or dissociation game? No? Let’s play one then. As a yoga teacher, you will have to unpack and deconstruct your student-teacher relationship to understand it more effectively. These are some questions for you to answer to understand where you stand as a yoga teacher.

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What to Look For in a Good Yoga Teacher

If you are seeking to become a good yoga teacher. You should first seek out a good teacher – one who you can aspire to become. A good yoga teacher should ideally be someone who inspires you to practice yoga as it truly is, that is, as an art to help guide you to becoming healthier and more peaceful. He or she should also be someone who guides you to improve yourself as a human being. Practicing yoga is all about bringing peace to yourself and the teacher’s guidance should encourage this in you.

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Teaching Yoga From the Heart

A few days ago, a student came to us at Himalaya Tapovanam and asked me what she should do if she wanted to be a yoga teacher. The first question that came in to my mind was: do you want to be a yoga teacher, or just a mere yoga trainer?

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What is the Essence of Yoga?

“Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind”, (Sage Patanjali, the Yoga Sutras - I.2). The word Yoga comes from Sanskrit and means ‘union’. Yoga is a spiritual science of self-realisation that has been developed in India thousands of years ago. Through Yoga we learn to master our body and mind to cultivate inner stillness and an ever growing realization of the innermost essence (soul).

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