Traditional Spiritual Initiation From a Yoga Guru
It is said that if you do receive the gift of Shaktipat from a Yoga Guru before commencing a dedicated practice, you will experience great benefits from your efforts. However, practicing Yoga asanas and pranayama techniques will give you many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits without receiving divine initiation.Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Postures
Mindful meditation techniques complement a Yoga posture (asana) practice beautifully. The practice of mindfulness meditation or awareness through witness consciousness helps a Yoga student to be aware of the needs, limitations and wisdom of his or her body during a Yoga class.Teaching Yoga: Challenges for Kids in Yoga
Taking the time to teach Yoga to children, despite the challenges, can make all the difference in their world. After a few dedicated practices, you are sure to notice a change in the children you teach – they will be calmer, have more self-discipline, and better focus. All of these benefits lead to academic and athletic success.Teaching Private Yoga Sessions
Private Sessions allow Yoga teachers to meet with their students and develop programs that not only improve their conditions but also prevent further injuries. A few private Yoga sessions may be all it takes to give a student the confidence and knowledge needed for a successful and safe practice at home or in a Yoga class setting.Challenges of Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is one of the most complex of the Yogic disciplines with frequent challenges to those who wish to master it. Fortunately, the benefits more than outweigh any difficulties the practice presents.Modern Yoga Exercise: Is It Really Yoga?
In addition to providing a distorted view of the original practice, modern Yoga has been side-tracked and used as a method to promote fame and sell images to the public. This includes personal stardom, and anything from politically correct organic mats, to expensive high-style clothing and accessories. While this is not inherently bad in itself, it hardly resembles the humble lifestyle, and unwavering devotion, of the many sages, who kept Yoga alive for generations through Sanskrit texts and oral teachings.Introduction to Kirtan in Yoga Class
Kirtan is an Indian devotional practice of call and response singing or chanting. Many of these practices are comprised of mantra and japa. These divine syllables resonate with a sacred vibration. As a Yoga student participates in the practice of kirtan, his or her being begins to vibrate at the same divine frequency.Purchase A Yoga DVD To Help You Get In Shape and And Save Money
Using yoga DVDs at home can not only help get you into shape, it can save you money. Here we look at the reasons why.Attention! Men Over 40! How About “Yoga Care”?
In my life and especially since I have been a yoga teacher I have noticed that men over 40 have such a hard time with their health. Since I reached my 40’s, even though I teach and practice yoga, I have noticed that my body feels a certain change coming on. Men over 40 generally appear to have more of a stiff existence and their joints don’t move at the same degree as they used to in their younger days.What Is the Spiritual Aspect of Yoga?
The spiritual discipline of Yoga helps to answer the quintessential question that has plagued man since the beginning of time: “Who am I?” Finding the answer requires patience and a sincere desire to understand human nature; and the answer is different for every person.