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YOGA STYLES: Traditional

Hatha Yoga for Headaches

There are a large number of Hatha Yoga poses that can relieve headache pain. As a general rule, only poses or asanas that do not require the head to sink lower than the level of the heart should be practiced. Helpful poses include but are not limited to Cow Pose, Cobra Pose, Reclining Pose, Table Pose, and Corpse Pose. While asanas can be performed at any time, the standard recommendation is that Yoga sessions should be practiced three times a week to gain all of its physical and mental benefits.

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Ultimate Guide to Teaching Hatha Yoga Classes

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP There is much to consider when thinking about teaching Hatha Yoga classes. In general, Yoga has become increasingly popular among people looking to improve their health and sense of well-being. Many doctors and health experts have noted that Yoga has been proven to alleviate depression, back pain, arthritis, and …

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Yoga for the Planet

You could spend years analyzing the words of Mahatma Gandhi. In a Yoga teacher training course, he is often mentioned as the example…

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Yin Yoga for Pain

The connective tissues in the body often hold surgical trauma and emotional bracing. Yin Yoga postures are very effective for releasing some of this deeply held fear and tension, by undoing the physical constriction in the body and washing away some of the anxious thoughts in the mind, in a safe and effective manner. The deep sense of relaxation and release that comes from a practice of Yin Yoga will help to further support you during your cancer recovery process, which is understandably a very challenging and difficult time for most Yoga practitioners.

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The Origin of Ashtanga Yoga

Thanks to the work of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, students across the globe are able to practice the same sequence of movements, no matter where they study and under what teacher they study under. He standardized yoga teacher training requirements within his style. This consistency is perfect for instructors and students who enjoy a bit of structure in their practice.

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Mantras for Healing Yoga Classes

If you are practicing the repetition of a mantra internally, you may find using a mala helpful. A mala is a string of sacred beads that helps you to keep track of how many mantra repetitions you have completed. A mala also helps to focus your mind on the mantra practice. Mantra repetition is a very effective practice for activating the chakras because of the vibratory effect of the mantras on the energy vortexes, or chakras, themselves.

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More Mantras for Kundalini Yoga Practice

According to the wisdom of Kundalini Yoga, repeating a sacred mantra internally, or externally, shifts the energy in and around you. The more you repeat a sacred mantra, the stronger the vibration becomes and the more able the vibration is to activate your chakras and cleanse the mind of any negativity. As we begin to regularly practice mantra repetition, the mantras begin to vibrate at a deep energetic level.

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