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Ashtanga Yoga and Scoliosis

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Ashtanga Yoga and Scoliosis

Can scoliosis  be healed with Ashtanga Yoga? The answer would be both yes and no depending on what type of scoliosis we are talking about and what we mean by healing. There are generally two types of scoliosis: Functional scoliosis which is a structural normal spine with a lateral curve often caused by muscular spasm or a difference in leg length. If the curve is caused by muscular spasm this type could be entirely corrected by yoga. Structural scoliosis involves a lateral curve with a rotation and it is irreversible. This type of...

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Ashtanga Yoga Myths

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Ashtanga Yoga Myths

There are some misleading myths circulating about Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga discouraging people from taking on the practice.  We always stress the importance of keeping the practice clean and connected to the roots and at the same time make it accessible for more people. I do believe that Ashtanga Yoga has gotten a reputation of being something it is not and maybe we can help clarify a little by looking at some of the myths. Myth #1: ASHTANGA YOGA IS POWER YOGA This is a letter from Sri.K. Pattabhi Jois (the guru of Ashtanga Yoga) to Yoga...

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The Point of Yoga

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The Point of Yoga

The misconceptions about yoga – Mysore practice with Peter Samson The Mysore Style is the traditional way of practicing yoga as it was taught in Mysore, India, by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.  The student is taught a sequence of postures through one-on-one instruction which allows each student to practice and learn in his/her own pace. The yoga-shala is packed with students, several waiting outside for others to leave the room so that they, in their turn, can start their practice. The room is hot with steamy windows and you can hear the sound of...

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” I laughed, I cried…and I did handstand! What an experience this has been! There are not enough kind words to describe Edwin and Catarina. Not merely our hosts and teachers, but they have grown to feel like a part of my family….

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Living In The Question

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Living In The Question

In our yoga school we encourage our students to look within and pay attention to any questions arising during the practice or during the daily life as these questions are of great importance for our wellbeing. We want to learn how to stay with the question, not necessarily finding an answer or getting all stressed out about not knowing the answer, just observing what feelings and thoughts are brought to the surface. A dynamic way towards self realisation and being conscious with what questions arising is asking the question what is true...

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Daily Yoga Practice – A Cure For All Health Problems

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Daily Yoga Practice –  A Cure For All Health Problems

Is Yoga a way to perfect health? Yoga is hardly just another fitness fad. Many people consider yoga to be a lifestyle institution in its own right. Yoga is the singular cure for all health problems. It has deep physical, psychological and spiritual implications on health. People who practice yoga on a daily basis are known to possess excellent health. To those who are not familiar with the advantages of practicing yoga, here are some of the many health benefits that it can impart. Physiological Benefits To those who love to stay fit, yoga is...

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Yoga in the Land of 1000 Hills

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Yoga in the Land of 1000 Hills

Allie Huttinger is an American living in East Africa. She is a public health professional passionate about environmental health and sustainable development. Since moving to Africa 3 years ago, Allie has opened a yoga studio, Yego Yoga Rwanda. She trained with It’s Yoga Thailand and It’s Yoga Nica in 2013. Here Allie tells us about starting a yoga studio in Africa and her experience training with It’s Yoga Nica. You can connect with Allie through FB and Yego Yoga Rwanda as well as on Instagram (handle: ahuttinger)  Wait, where? There is...

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My Yoga Puzzle

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My Yoga Puzzle

by Johanna Eriksson Johanna Eriksson is a former professional mogul skier from Åre, Sweden. Her passion is skiing and of course yoga. She is also the author of a cook book which has enabled her to travel through South America during 2013.  She completed her 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with It’s Yoga Nica in November 2013 and her goal is to spread the power of yoga among the skiers in Åre. You can contact Johanna on FB. Johanna Eriksson. My personal yoga philosophy is like a jigsaw puzzle. Yoga is lika a gigantic jigsaw...

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How Yoga Can Enrich Your Life (10 Reasons Why You Should Practice Yoga)

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How Yoga Can Enrich Your Life (10 Reasons Why You Should Practice Yoga)

by Lani Mednick Lani Mednick is currently teaching Transitional Kindergarten at a charter school in San Jose, CA. This is her fifth year teaching and she has loved bringing the gift of yoga and meditation into her general education classes. She plans to begin teaching a Community Yoga class for parents and teachers of the students at her school to help fundraise for field trips and 5th Grade Outdoor Science camp in Yosemite. She did her 200 hour yoga teacher training with It’s Yoga in July 2013.  Contact: alanna.mednick@gmail.com...

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Feed Your Soul With Yoga And Travels

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Feed Your Soul With Yoga And Travels

I love yoga.  And I love to travel.  Both feed my soul in a way that is hard to beat.  So I do both as often as possible. I have a daily yoga practice that is just that:  part of my every day.  Sure there are days when I don’t get to a studio, days when I practice for 30 minutes and days my practice is breathing deeply and sending love to the world as I rush to keep appointments and commitments.  But I just about always make time for yoga.  It is a discipline I have cultivated and would have difficulty living without. Travel is a part...

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