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Control Anger with Yoga

In addition, by teaching specific physical Yoga postures that release somatically-held negative emotions, such as grief and anger, you will further support your students in releasing negative emotions and memories that are no longer serving their highest good. Anger is often lodged in the throat chakra, shoulders, neck, and hip areas. Just think of the saying, “She swallowed her anger.” When we swallow our anger, we do so by constricting and closing the throat area. When this action of constricting the throat becomes habitual, the thyroid gland may be negatively affected over time.

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Teaching Yoga Students About Abundance

Practicing the art of Yoga on a regular basis helps to eradicate a sense of individual separateness and lack. The comprehensive art of Yoga is not just limited to physical asanas, it also includes breathing techniques, which increase the circulation of prana or life force energy, in addition to meditation and contemplative practices that help to ease anxiety, depression and an abiding sense a separateness.

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Improving Mental Health with Meditation

Meditation is the key to mental health. In the future as more individuals in the West see the benefit of making meditation a part of their daily routine the rate of mental illness should fall dramatically. Until that day happens, small groups of forward thinking individuals will lead the way by example through safeguarding their minds against illness with daily meditation. Be a part of that movement today and see your quality of life improve dramatically.

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Teaching Yoga Classes that Foster Courage: Postures

So practicing Yoga postures that foster courage has a long and illustrious background! The noble quality of courage is highly regarded in Indian culture and in many of the myths and stories that have been told in a variety of cultures throughout the ages. Another example of the high regard for the development of courage is the Native American practice of sending a young adolescent on a vision quest. During this traditional four day time period, the young person fasts and spends four entire days and nights alone in a specified sacred circle of only fifteen feet or so, usually on a mountaintop.

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Happiness and the Art of Yoga Poses

The child’s pose is specifically designed to relieve stress and remove worry from the inner reaches of the mind. With the buttocks planted firmly on the heels, students will be instructed to slowly bend forward until both the arms and head are planted on the floor. The position is normally held for several seconds and is meant to gently limber up the muscles within both the abdomen and the back.

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Happiness and the Art of Yoga

The word art took on a completely different meaning when used as a verb. I realized that there is an artful way to approach life and yoga as a means of achieving happiness. It suddenly made sense that finding the way to live with happiness, mindfulness, and health is actually an art form that we can strive to develop.

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