Yoga And Brain Function

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Can a consistent yoga practice change the brain? I’ve heard many spiritual teachers claim just that in regards to this still mysterious organ. It’s apparent in my Ashtanga practice, that the benefits have been plentiful. Yoga has improved my clarity of mind, tremendously reduced anxiety and depression, and all but eliminated my chronic insomnia. This is no small accomplishment considering I tried many alternative therapies for years with no avail. The Research Says… An Easy Leg to Stand on As a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA), my...

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Detox During A Yoga Teacher Training

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While attending a yoga teacher training in Nicaragua you will naturally detox your body and mind. First and foremost trough the yoga practice which will help you release stress but also by staying in an environment perfectly clean and rich with prana, life force energy. The proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the salty air and the sun helps to boost you immunsystem and replenish you with good pure energy. We get to live in harmony with nature, we go to bed early and rice with the sun something that many of us are not attuned to coming from big...

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Rocket Yoga – The First Power Yoga

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Rocket Yoga is a part of what Larry Schultz, the founder of It’s Yoga, called a system or a holistic approach to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga. The system is based on a 6 days a week practice schedule that targets different parts of the body and challenges the practitioner differently through out the week. Rocket Yoga was one of the first styles of Power Yoga. Power Yoga a Vinyasa Style Yoga The general term Power Yoga describes a vinyasa style yoga, inspired by fitness and Pilates moves that has its origin in the Ashtanga Vinyasa...

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Having a Personal Yoga Philosophy

Posted by on 7:06 pm in Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Teacher Training | 0 comments

The philosophy of yoga gives meaning to the practice as it guides the seeker inwards towards the wisdom and peace inside. By studying the ancient texts of yoga philosophy we learn that the mind, body and spirit are all one, inseparable. We learn that there are many different tools like meditation, pranyama, asana practice and certain rules of living, Yamas and Niyamas, we can use when we explore our inner world. With a constant yoga practice we will connect to that inner world, our authentic voice and start to listen deeply. One of the first...

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3 Ways To Get Your Focus Back

Posted by on 5:39 pm in Yoga Philosophy | 0 comments

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?

Posted by on 6:09 pm in Global Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training | 0 comments

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

Posted by on 5:39 pm in Yoga and Healing | 0 comments

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

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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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