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Yoga Glossary – Most important yoga vocabulary words
June 4th, 2012 by Angela Gonzalez
Yoga is one of the few practices that can actually have influence your ways in life. Even as a novice in yoga, you will immediately fall in love with the movements and the benefits of the practice. You begin to notice changes in the way you move, what you eat and eventually the words you use. One of the fascinating... [read more]

Yoga to Strengthen the Core Muscles
May 31st, 2012 by tanja
Strong abs We know that core exercises are important in promoting a well-rounded health and fitness plan. The main benefits to strengthening core muscles include abdominal muscle tone, increasing your balance and stability and improving performance in all physical activities. Core exercises do not require any specialized equipment. Yoga teacher training helps explain that yoga poses from the easiest to most challenging can... [read more]

Yoga in the Morning
May 30th, 2012 by tanja
Yoga in the morning It really doesn't matter what time of day you practice your yoga. If you talk to anyone that has gone through yoga teacher training there are different benefits to practicing certain poses at different times. Whether you use yoga to wake up and begin your day or throw in a yoga practice at the end of your day to find... [read more]

The Anatomy of Yoga Poses
May 29th, 2012 by tanja
the anatomy of yoga poses As you go through yoga teacher training you are going to learn about how yoga connects with anatomy. Your students are going to expect you to be able to individualize the instructions directed at them and help them modify yoga poses for their bodies, and steer clear of any injuries caused by poor alignment. How can you do this if... [read more]

Yoga vs. Traditional Fitness
May 26th, 2012 by tanja
Yoga vs fitness The warmer months are approaching and we will be out in our warm weather clothes and swimwear which does not leave much to the imagination. If you have been sitting on the couch all winter long you may be in a last minute panic trying to decide what the quickest route to getting in shape could be. Do you continue... [read more]

Yoga for Shoulder Trouble
May 25th, 2012 by tanja
Tight and toned shoulders Sometimes we say the phrase “I am carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders,” because that is exactly how we feel. We learn through yoga teacher trainingthat when we have stress building up in our bodies one of its favorite places to go and sit is in our shoulders. This causes us to slump or feel hunched forward,... [read more]

Yoga Poses for Ankles
May 24th, 2012 by tanja
strong and toned ankles It has been thousands of years that people have used yoga as a physical and mental exercise to build up and maintain a strong body. Yoga is also a great method of physical therapy for physical ailments and pains that occur in many different areas of the body. There are thousands of different yoga poses that help target the lower... [read more]

Yoga Practice Makes Perfect
May 22nd, 2012 by tanja
Pigeon As you continue to practice yoga and become comfortable with your personal routine you may want to try doing some more challenging poses. You can ask your yoga teacher who has an extensive knowledge from yoga teacher training to help you get into the poses that your find more demanding. Props like yoga blocks or straps can also assist and support... [read more]

Yoga for Self-Improvement
May 21st, 2012 by tanja
Yoga for Self-Improvement Yoga teaching could very well be the oldest form of self-improvement that has existed. There is so much knowledge to be had from yoga and previous to what was finally recorded more information on it could be lost. Yoga teacher training focuses on a strong mental and physical health so it is a great way to find some much needed... [read more]

Yoga for Teachers
May 18th, 2012 by tanja
Yoga for Teachers Yoga is a great method of exercise and relaxation for anyone but it may be a great mental escape for teachers. Yoga teacher training is seeing a significant rise in participation by teachers. It is a great form of release for your body, mind and over all well-being. Being a teacher in a classroom and putting all your effort into... [read more]

Yoga Poses for the Hips
May 17th, 2012 by tanja
Yoga Poses for the Hips Most of us feel our muscles tightening as we get older. This is a common thing in your hips. People who spend most of their time sitting at a desk or in a car may have even noticed a decrease in their range of motion. There are some yoga poses that are easy to do and only take 10 minutes... [read more]

Yoga Helps with Anger
May 16th, 2012 by tanja
Yoga Helps with Anger There are times in life that things do not always go the way we want or people or situations disappoint us and we get angry. Yoga is a great outlet to take that anger and release it before it can cause your body harm. Yoga teacher training talks about how yoga will help you to relax and de-stress when these... [read more]