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Digital Detox: Turn Off to Tune In During Our Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Yoga and Healing, Yoga Teacher Training

Digital Detox: Turn Off to Tune In During Our Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua

What would you do if you had to disconnect for a day? Two days? What about a week or three? Between smartphones, tablets and computers, our modern lives are so perpetually plugged in it’s hard to imagine life before an ever-present Internet connection. Taking a break from constant connectivity can be good for you, however. After all, what you “feed” your brain is just as important as what you feed your body. A constant stream of social media and insubstantial snippets...

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Cosmic Chakras Part 1: Self-Awareness, Sensitivity, and the Stars

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga and Healing, Yoga Asanas, Yoga Teacher Training

Cosmic Chakras Part 1: Self-Awareness, Sensitivity, and the Stars

For Ashtanga yoga practitioners, the new and full moons are frequently a cause for celebration. Abstaining from yoga practice on these astrologically significant days, many Ashtanga practitioners relish a much-needed break. As time goes on, however, the anticipation of these days goes beyond the enjoyment of a rare morning spent sleeping in. Simultaneously honoring the moon’s rhythms and purifying the body through yoga, we become increasingly sensitive to the affects of...

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Chakras and Yoga, Part 1: Muladhara, Svadhistahana and Manipura

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga and Healing, Yoga Asanas, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training

Chakras and Yoga, Part 1: Muladhara, Svadhistahana and Manipura

The chakras play an important part in our yoga practice. We spent the whole last blog entry talking about subtle anatomy. We defined the chakras as plexuses of pranic channels, esoteric structures of the energetic body. Now, however, we’re going to take a step back from the energetic, into the substantial. Subtle though they may be, the chakras have definite palpable effects on our physical and emotional lives. Think of it this way: Prana is life force energy. It travels...

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What Is A Chakra Anyway? An Introduction to the Sublte Body

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Yoga and Healing, Yoga Asanas, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training

What Is A Chakra Anyway? An Introduction to the Sublte Body

Chakra Means Wheel or Disk in Sanskrit In Yoga this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine. They start from the base of the spine moving up through to the crown of the head. If you practice yoga, you’re probably at least a little familiar with the chakras. Aligning, clearing, and meditating on these esoteric centers is a common intention in yoga classes throughout the world. We do asanas that open certain...

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Daily Yoga Practice – A Cure For All Health Problems

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Yoga and Healing

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...

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

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Yoga and Healing, Yoga Asanas

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...

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