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Hatha Yoga - Preventing Anxiety in Trying Times

How can Yoga help you overcome anxiety in the worst of times? For some people, life is a good dream; for others, it is a daily nightmare, and for the vast majority of us, it depends on the ..
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Teaching Hatha Yoga - Explaining the Benefits of Relaxation

Among the many benefits of Hatha Yoga practice is enjoying a state of relaxation. If you have been practicing Yoga for a while, you might think this is a “no brainer. " Yet, you cannot expect ..
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Teaching Hatha Yoga - What to Do With the Competitive Student

Have you ever wanted to stimulate your competition-minded students, but, at the same time, were concerned about safety precautions? Here is an example of a way to design lesson plans for new Yoga ..
(December 24, 2008)
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Yoga of Maharishi Patanjali - The Mystery of Aparigraha

The fifth Yama described by Maharishi Patanjali, within the Yoga Sutras, is Aparigraha. This Yama is not one of the ten traditional Yamas. To understand Aparigraha, we might want to look at the polar .
(August 13, 2008)
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Yoga Instructor Training Learning Tools

Can Yoga teachers learn from books? This question may seem silly, but some traditionalists would have you believe that you can only learn Yoga under the guidance of a Guru. While the hands-on ..
(August 12, 2008)
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Teaching Hatha Yoga - The Vocal Problem Student

When teaching Yoga classes, you encounter a number of rewards; but from time to time, you may also find your leadership skills challenged. No matter how many students you have taught in the past, you .
(August 10, 2008)
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Yoga in Practice Teaching Yoga With Humility

Yoga has similarities to many other philosophies in regard to humility. However, Gurus and Swamis traditionally chose their students. In fact, much like traditional martial arts students, Yoga ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Yoga in Practice How to Get the Most Out of Your Mind

When you mention mental health, most people envision behavior problems, treatment, and counseling. In Yoga, mental health is approached from a pro-active mindset. Optimum mental health is the gateway .
(June 18, 2008)
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Yoga Diet System For Losing Weight

Are you frustrated with searching for diet answers? Are there really any Yoga secrets for losing weight? How could low impact Hatha Yoga and a Sattvic diet really make a difference? Why has Yoga been .
(June 21, 2008)
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Yoga in Practice Cultivating Healthy Relationships

In Yoga meditation, we look for answers within, and open our self-awareness, but we still have to relate to those around us. Relationships are a mystery to some of us, while others handle ..
(June 23, 2008)
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Yoga in Practice The Secret Arts of Yoga and Meditation

Would you like to learn the secret arts of Yoga? The real truth is - there is no secret to: “Study, practice, study more, and practice again. " Yoga is a lifelong journey, which for some Hatha ..
(June 23, 2008)
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Yoga in Practice Ishvara Pranidhana

Ishvara Pranidhana is sometimes referred to as the last Niyama (restraint or moral observance). Ishvara Pranidhana means to surrender to a “Higher Power. " Some Yoga teacher training courses ..
(June 24, 2008)
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Karma Yoga For Complete Happiness

Karma Yoga is often overlooked by all of us. In most Hatha Yoga teacher training programs, we tend to highlight it, but move on toward the concepts of physical mastery. Yet, physical mastery alone ..
(June 24, 2008)
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Yoga in Practice The Yama For Peaceful Co Existence

Within Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, you learn many things, such as the Yamas and Niyamas. Yet, the moral ethics found within the Yamas and Niyamas are not always easy to apply to your daily life. The ..
(June 27, 2008)
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Three Ways to Learn Hatha Yoga

Much like any other subject, there are three basic ways to learn Hatha Yoga. In order to effectively process information, it is best to understand our strong or weak points. Each of us learns Yoga in .
(June 28, 2008)
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Yoga For Happiness and Prosperity

There are so many traditional and contemporary styles of Yoga, that it is hard to keep track of them. Yet, each of them shares, at least, one aspect in common. Each style of Yoga will help the ..
(July 05, 2008)
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Restorative Yoga A Low Impact Solution For Middle Aged Spread

Does Yoga have solutions for middle-aged spread? Are your knees, back, hips and shoulders begging for mercy? Restorative Yoga is a complete health maintenance system, and a low impact form of cross ..
(July 05, 2008)
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Yoga in Practice The Yogic Path to a Trained Mind

Within the training, practice, and scriptures of Yoga are many treasures for humankind. How many people completely understand the Yogic path toward a trained mind? How many students of Hatha Yoga ..
(July 05, 2008)
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Hatha Yoga Solutions For Your Hips

When we consider Yoga solutions for our hips, we often think in terms of physical tightness, which occurs over time. Our hips are largely ignored until we feel pain in them from excessive sitting, ..
(July 06, 2008)
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Teaching Hatha Yoga Essentials For Beginners

The beginning of September is a busy time for Yoga teachers and Yoga studios in North America. This is the time of year when children go back to school and parents make decisions about activities for .
(July 08, 2008)
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Teaching Hatha Yoga Students With Pre existing Conditions and ..

All of the subjects mentioned below will require much additional research on your part, but let's briefly go over a question and answer session about students who need special care in your classes. ..
(July 10, 2008)
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How Should the Topic of Philosophy Be Approached in a Yoga ..

Yogic philosophy is so vast that it could easily dominate a 200-hour Yoga teacher training. After spending a three day weekend, lecturing about how to apply Yama and Niyama in every facet of life, I ..
(July 16, 2008)
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Teaching Methodology For Yoga Instructor Training Courses

Beyond philosophy, meditation, asana, and Pranayama, there is still much more for an intern to learn about teaching Yoga. These subjects get some attention, during a 200-hour Yoga certification ..
(July 16, 2008)
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Teaching Hatha Yoga Silent Observation and Student Abilities

When teaching Yoga to new students, there are a variety of challenges for both teachers and students. Yoga can be a learning curve for a new student. At the same time, the methodology of teaching can .
(July 16, 2008)
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Living Yoga to Calm Your Mind

For decades, the public has been aware that Yoga brings about a tranquil state of mind. Yoga principles can be applied toward every aspect of improving daily life. Yoga is much more than pictures of ..
(July 17, 2008)
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