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Finding Courage on the Yoga Mat

Taking the time each day to Journal some of these negating thoughts will help you to see these negative thinking patterns and beliefs more clearly. An easy way to begin to write down your thoughts on a daily basis is to set aside 5-15 minutes a day after your Yoga practice to simply let your thoughts flow onto the page, unimpeded by any self-censoring or judgmental thoughts.

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Are You Considering Becoming a Yoga Instructor?

Are you considering becoming a Yoga instructor? Aura Wellness Center is a facilitator of online Yoga certification, onsite Yoga instructor training courses, and the continuing education of experienced instructors with Yoga teacher training programs. Before you start teaching Yoga classes, you must clearly understand what Yoga is and how it can benefit your students. Yoga …

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Best Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

Some individuals will want a space that reflects the purpose of the area with visual signals. Serene pictures can be put on the walls if that is helpful for getting into a relaxed state. A cushion is important for performing various sitting postures and a chair can be helpful as well so at the very least those items should be a part of the design of the room. Incense burners are excellent for those who respond well to scents and a stereo can be used to play sounds for auditory individuals; this is especially beneficial for those who live in the city where noise pollution is common.

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When Should We Teach Pranayama

The end of class is another beautiful space to teach the technique to feel the belly lift and fill, and collapse and empty. Again, use the hands on the stomach and/or one on the belly and one on the heart, to allow the practitioners to fully feel what their body does during the full breath – new and veteran yogis both. With the earth underneath the body as complete support, the breath feels much different than it did in the standing tree exercise above.

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Use Yoga Accessories to Relieve Back Pain Now

Yoga Heals Back Pain Quickly – “Yoga works on stretching and strengthening, and the key to long-term healing is strength,” says Liz Owen, who studied with B.K.S. Iyengar, founder of the Iyengar yoga discipline. “Since the emotional effects of chronic pain are often devastating, the calming, grounding benefits of yoga can be very therapeutic.” Viniyoga is an modified form of yoga that focuses on slow stretches and deep breathing and the use of several yoga accessories such as blocks. It is used in many medical institutions such as UCLA’s Pediatric Pain Program which features yoga, and the Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center which offers yoga classes along with acupuncture and nutritional counseling.

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Seven Important Tips for Yoga Teachers to Know

By Bhavan Kumar What are the most important tips for yoga teachers to know? Although yoga is rejuvenating, calming, and one of the healthiest activities you can engage in, teachers are expected to be professional, safe, and participate in continuing education.  No studio or health club wants an unsafe teacher on the staff. An instructor’s …

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What are the Benefits of Heart Opening Yoga Poses?

If you have taken or seen a Yoga class you may have heard “Lead with your Heart Center” (or something else similar). The Heart Center in Yoga refers to the Heart Chakra. The Heart Chakra is the 4th of 7 Chakras (or Energy Centers in the body). These centers are often used as reference points in Yoga, Chinese Medicine, Thai Massage or other traditional healing methods.

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Yoga Teacher Myths

Yoga and India aren’t strangers, yet we find Yoga’s popularity suddenly spiking after it’s embraced by the west. It has become the thing to do to be fit with celebrities swearing by it. It is as if Yoga is a ‘novel’ concept or is reinvented by the west. After it has become the ‘in’ thing, there are two sets of people- the ones who do it and others who don’t. Most of people who do it, adopt yoga for life while the others don’t want to do it because of the myths around it or don’t know how.

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