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3 Ways To Get Your Focus Back

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3 Ways To Get Your Focus Back

Do you believe yourself to be a multitasking master? Being on the internet and browsing trough your social media while simultaneously doing something else. We have all been there, smartphone in hand, and at the end of the day wondering what did I do today exactly and where did all the hours go. The truth is that we didn’t really accomplish anything and the multitasking in fact was harming our brain. The most important thing in your life is how to stay focused. It is important to be absolutely clear of what your focus is in life. If you...

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Do I Need To Be Yoga Alliance Certified?

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The Yoga Alliance is a non profit organization representing yoga teachers, yoga schools and studios. The organization promotes and supports safe and high quality professional yoga training practices. It also focuses on spreading knowledge and awareness about the benefits of yoga to the general public. There is Yoga Alliance, United States, Yoga Alliance Professionals, United Kingdom and Yoga Alliance International, India. All organizations have the same goal of raising and upholding high standards of teaching yoga in the world through...

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Yoga For Ultimate Heart Health

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Yoga is the ultimate health management system. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded that someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Talk about a frightening statistic. Many people turn to medication and exercise to reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke. Although both strategies are imperative to preventing the advancement of heart disease, there’s another one most people never consider–yoga breathing exercises or pranayama. Not...

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Pranayama The Art Of Breathing

Posted by on 7:03 pm in Yoga and Healing, Yoga Asanas | 0 comments

Pranayama holds a special place in yoga. Yoga practitioners, whether at a beginner or an advanced level, have all implemented breath control as an essential part of their practice. In fact, being aware of the breath and synchronizing with it sets yoga apart from other practices. Breath gives us the gift of life. We draw in “Prana” or life force with each breath that allows universal energy to pulsate through us. Breathing is a subconscious act and and most of us take it for granted without realizing its importance. However, yoga teaches...

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To Become A Yoga Teacher

Posted by on 5:27 pm in Yoga Teacher Training | 0 comments

An Inter view 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. The latter is the case for Anna...

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Yoga As Therapy

Posted by on 5:13 pm in Yoga and Healing, Yoga Therapy | 0 comments

By:Chris Norris Yoga is said to have been part of Indian spiritual practice for 3000 years, but over the last 10 years we have seen a rapid grown in yoga classes in the Western world with yoga being the latest exercise fashion. In parallel with this growth has been an interest in the use of yoga as therapy, building yoga exercises into a structured rehabilitation program. In this article we will look at this exercise form, and the evidence of its use in rehabilitation. Injury Rates During Yoga Classes Injuries during yoga classes often occur...

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8 Reasons Why A Yoga Teacher Training Is Good For You

Posted by on 6:19 pm in Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Teacher Training | 0 comments

By: Katie Lee | 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: 1. It gives you the chance to EXPLORE! What is better than travelling to a far off land and taking an adventure of a lifetime?! Nicaragua may be known as one of the “poorest” countries in Latin America but it makes up for it in its richness of vibrant culture, people, and lifestyle. It is a beautiful country with spectacular landscapes of...

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Yoga And Travel: Living In The Question

Posted by on 6:04 pm in Global Yoga, Yoga in Nicaragua, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Teacher Training | 0 comments

 By: Katie Lee If I could give my 16 year-old self one piece of advice it would be to be to practice yoga and travel while living in the question. I may not have known exactly what this meant ten years ago but the seed would be planted ready to slowly grow, sprout, and eventually blossom into a much better understanding of this world even earlier than it already was. I always seemed happy and carefree on the outside but on the inside I was stressed, anxious, and put a lot of pressure on myself. I made lists for everything. I signed up for...

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How Yoga and Travel Can Dispel The Five Kleshas

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By: Katie Lee In Sutra II.3 Book Two, Sadhana Pada, of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras it is written: Avida Asmita Raga Dvesha Abhinivesha Pancha Klesha avidya = spiritual forgetting, ignorance asmita = associated with I-ness raga = attraction or drawing to, addiction dvesha = aversion or pushing away, hatred abhinivesha = resistance to loss, fear of death of identity, desire for continuity pancha = five klesha = colored, painful, afflicted, impure; the root klish means to cause trouble; (klesha is the noun form of the adjective klishta) This sutra...

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Yoga Outdoors: Removing The Conditions From Your Practice

Posted by on 7:13 pm in Global Yoga, Yoga Philosophy | 0 comments

By: Katie Lee Why is removing conditions from your yoga practice and your life so important? On my most recent adventure in Colombia where I had practice a lot of yoga outdoors I met a fellow traveller from North America. After talking for a little bit the subject moved to yoga. He expressed his love of yoga and how much he benefited from his practice…at home. He explained that in no way could he practice yoga outdoors in nature, only at his studio in his home city. He went on to say without his teacher, his mat, his regular yoga room, his...

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