Yoga DVDs are an alternative for students who are unable to come to classes as often as they would like. While the DVDs offer ease for students, it’s important to note that they aren’t as effective as in person instruction when it comes to perfecting form and offering modifications to poses in the routines.
As you learn to release negativity and stress during a yoga training session, soon you are able to do it throughout the rest of the day or week. It becomes almost second nature to have a more positive attitude and a sense of gratitude for what you have.
In many respects, yoga is similar to golf. Both look quite simple on the surface and both have nuances and subtleties that can keep you…
Overall, Yoga encourages a balanced, healthy way of living. A good diet, sufficient intake of liquid, stress reduction, and exercise are…
Yoga can help control anger at its onset. It can also relieve the long-term effects that anger has on the body. People with anger issues…
In terms of teaching Yoga, you may find yourself in a position where you must judge whether or not it is in a student’s best interest to critique his or her Yoga practice. This could be relevant to a student’s attitude towards Yoga overall or specific only to his or her practice of one of two asanas.
To some practitioners, Hatha yoga is a terrific full-body workout, with thoughtful routines that will stretch and align all the major muscle groups. However, the expression “no pain, no gain” has no place at all in any yoga practice.
Apana vayu is a Sanskrit term that refers to the expelling of prana or life force energy, in the form of the breath, through a contracting, downward movement. Vayu refers to wind or force and apana is the downward movement of this force.
Combining two very different practices may mean that you attract a wide group of students, who would not have participated in the “original” format- or it may mean that you have a group of people disappointed when their expectations are not met. Students may have a poor understanding of one or both practices and feel dissatisfied, leading to lower retention rates. If you choose to offer fusion style
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that fluctuates with the seasons. It is most prevalent in areas of the world that receive little or no sunlight during the fall and winter seasons. The sun’s rays and Vitamin D production from sunlight helps to keep our brain chemistry optimally balanced. When we don’t get enough sunlight, serotonin and dopamine levels begin to fall. These are two critical neurotransmitters in the brain that keep our moods positive and healthy. Low levels of serotonin, dopamine and Vitamin D are some of the main causes of depression. Taking walks in the brief periods of winter sunshine is a great way to help boost your serotonin and Vitimin D levels. A walk of even ten minutes will help your body to produce enough Vitamin D for the day.