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5 Things to Be Aware of About the Plow Pose
May 7th, 2012 by tanja
The yoga plow, or Plow Pose, is a challenging posture in yoga teaching. Many yoga experts recommend this pose for the mental and physical benefits it provides while some exercise experts warn of the potential physical complications. Just like with any form of exercise, yoga teacher trainingwill tell you to consult with a doctor and decide if this pose is... [read more]

Yoga to Firm up Your Butt
May 4th, 2012 by tanja
Some of us look in the mirror and wish we had the perfect butt. We are not happy because it is either too flat or we wish it were a little more firm. Through yoga teacher training we learn all kinds of poses and techniques so when you are in charge of teaching a class and a student asks you... [read more]

Yoga with Bad Wrists and Hands
May 3rd, 2012 by tanja
As with any kind of exercise there can be moments when our body does not want to be 100 percent and we have limitations. If you suffer from bad wrists or hand from outside injuries or just from practicing yoga, you can modify your routine instead of stopping it. Yoga teacher training makes us aware that if you experience any... [read more]

Looking for Self- Improvement try Yoga
May 2nd, 2012 by tanja
We are always unsatisfied with what we have and hoping to find a way to improve.  Yoga is one of the oldest tools for self-improvement that ever existed. Whether you begin to add a yoga routine into your schedule of you want to escape to a yoga retreat and find balance this is a great way to stop and give... [read more]

What is a Yoga Guru?
May 1st, 2012 by tanja
When going through yoga teacher training you will be discussing a lot of information on the tradition of yoga and those that teach it such as a guru. A guru is not a state of consciousness but a job. There are many kinds of gurus from musicians and story tellers to those that never speak a word. (more…)

Yoga Poses to Help With the Absorption of Nutrients
April 30th, 2012 by tanja
Through yoga teacher trainingwe learn of all the wonderful benefits to expect with a strong yoga practice. One of these benefits is that a regular practice of certain yoga poses will actually increase our digestive efficiency. Some of the yoga styles that incorporate these kinds of poses are Hatha, Integral, Sivananda and Iyengar. There are more rigorous yoga styles that... [read more]

3 Step Guide to Yoga
April 29th, 2012 by tanja
It is spring time and we are all a little concerned about having allowed ourselves to go a little lazy over the winter months. Most things tend to hibernate during winter so now with spring in the air and summer right around the corner it is time to get back on track to wellness. Do you need to go away... [read more]

Yoga Practice to relieve Headaches
April 25th, 2012 by tanja
Treating our headaches can sometimes be difficult due to the wide range of headaches and causes we experience. In some cases we can try running or other forms of exercise to relieve our headaches while for others doing those exercises will make your headache worse. The main idea is to find out if simple lifestyle adjustments do not make those... [read more]

Yoga and Breathing Exercises
April 24th, 2012 by tanja
Pranayama in yoga means control of your breath. Pranayama breathing exercises can help improve your mental and physical health and for many it allows you to find a higher level of awareness. Yoga teacher training puts a lot of emphasis on breathing through yoga practice because it is essential for you to find the right harmony. (more…)

Yoga Practice and Bolsters
April 20th, 2012 by tanja
Some of us have trouble practicing certain yoga poses due to a lack of flexibility, holding the position and other reasons. If this is the case yoga teacher training teaches us how to use props to make the poses easier to do and how to incorporate them. Someone who is flexible may opt to use a bolster because it allows... [read more]

AntiGravity Yoga
April 19th, 2012 by tanja
Yoga practice is a way for us to ascend to a new height of consciousness through a regular practice of yoga poses and meditation. Christopher Harrison took that in mind when he created what is known as AntiGravity Yoga in 2007. He is a former gymnast and Broadway choreographer and took the idea of yoga and twisted in the use... [read more]

Symmetrical Vs. Asymmetrical Yoga Poses
April 18th, 2012 by tanja
Yoga is a fantastic way to integrate stretches, poses and meditation techniques into an exercise routine. Instead of focusing on the muscle building or fat burning exercises with weight training and cardiovascular routines, yoga is done with intention and in a sequence with each pose given time to be practiced and maintained. These basic poses taught in yoga teacher training... [read more]