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My very own Top 10 Most Common Yoga Poses
June 6th, 2012 by Angela Gonzalez
As a yoga instructor I am always asked this question. “What are the top 10 top most yoga poses?” It is very difficult to put together this list if you really analyze all of the poses. I believe that all yoga poses have their own unique benefits and are all valuable. Let’s narrow this down to my top 10 most... [read more]

The Anatomy of Yoga Poses
May 29th, 2012 by tanja
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 Poses for Ankles
May 24th, 2012 by tanja
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 Poses for the Hips
May 17th, 2012 by tanja
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 Poses for Kids
May 13th, 2012 by tanja
Adults are not the only ones that need to exercise. Yoga teacher training is beginning to put emphases on children and their need for exercise too. Studies show that children should have at least one hour of physical activity each day. Yoga teaching is another source of exercise for children. Yoga can provide exe3rcise and it also helps our kids... [read more]

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 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]

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]

Lymph Yoga Poses
April 17th, 2012 by tanja
The word lymph is short for lymphatic fluid which is a clear watery liquid that helps your immune system filter out the bacteria in your body. Some specific yoga poses can be used as a form of holistic health and may help that lymphatic fluid circulate through your body correctly. Yoga teacher training can show you which poses may be... [read more]

The 4 Groups of Yoga Poses
April 13th, 2012 by tanja
When we go through a yoga teaching session or join a yoga teacher training program we follow along and do as instructor. Have you ever stopped to wonder why certain poses are grouped together in a yoga sequence? Your yoga teacher knows that to help make the body feel good they need to keep similar poses groped together in each... [read more]

Yoga Poses for Insomnia
April 12th, 2012 by tanja
Many of us live a hectic and fast paced lifestyle and that can lead us to experiencing long sleepless nights tossing and turning. There is nothing worse than having a busy schedule and working through it on no sleep or rest. Insomnia is the inability to sleep or to sleep well. Yoga teacher training can guide you down the path... [read more]

Yoga Pose Guide
April 5th, 2012 by tanja
Most of us have had at least one yoga experience in life even without knowing it. Growing up and participating in a physical education class most likely had you doing warm up stretches and some flexibility exercises. Those are little baby pieces of yoga practice. Yoga teacher training is hoping to put some attention on the importance of the yoga... [read more]