YOGA STYLES: Traditional

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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Ultimate Guide to Teaching Vinyasa Yoga Classes

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP What should you know about teaching Vinyasa Yoga classes? Let’s look at this subject from the basics and up. Vinyasa Yoga has become increasingly popular in the past few decades. Anyone who wants to stay healthy knows the importance of frequent exercise, and certain forms of Yoga provide the vigorous …

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Benefits of Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga, the “yoga of awareness” that is also known as laya yoga, which incorporates all branches and aspects of yoga traditions. Some kundalini practitioners refer to it as “the mother of all forms of yoga.” Through the awakening of kundalini energy, the practice aims to bring individuals not only personal awareness but to also unleash the ability to compassionately serve the needs of others.

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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 who are looking to improve their health and sense of well-being. Many doctors and health experts have noted the fact that Yoga has been proven to alleviate depression, …

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What is Shaktipat Energy Transmission?

Shaktipat can be given by a master through touch, glance, and sankalpa or intention. The awakened Kundalini has many manifestations. Some seekers feel strong emotions such as grief, fear, anger, or ecstasy. Often these emotions come in waves and are intermingled as the inner energy is being awakened.

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What is Yin Yoga?

Yoga is a great way to discover the balance between body, mind, and spirit. Yoga has been practiced for many years for exercise, to tone muscles, and as a means of spiritual strength. Mastering the art of Yoga will bring about a healthier you. Although yoga has been around for many years, there is a difference between Yin and Yang Yoga. Until recently, most people who practice yoga on a daily basis, practice a form of Yang, which focuses on muscular tissues. Yin focuses more on the connective tissues.

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