Yoga for Spiritual Health

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The Benefits of Yoga and Spirituality

You may hear of people who have done Yoga and did not like it and prefer another, more athletic activity, such as running or tennis. However, when was the last time you heard someone say, "I do not like Yoga because it encourages and inspires negative thoughts, emotions, and feelings." The answer is probably never, because Yoga strives to inspire the opposite reaction.

Torah Yoga

The Torah (loosely translated as the five books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) contains an entire detailed guidebook for life. In her book “Torah Yoga Experiencing Jewish Wisdom Through Classic Postures”, Diane Bloomfield has created a unique book, which is “both a Torah book and a yoga book, presenting classic yoga instruction in the light of traditional and mystical Jewish wisdom.”

Yoga is a Holistic System

A yoga practice consists of physical postures, pranayama, and meditation. Certain postures should be practiced every day, particularly the ones that affect the spine, systems and glands of the body. These fundamental poses are maintenance exercises that keep the spine and joints supple, the ductless glands secreting their chemicals properly, and the body calm, yet, energized.

Secrets of Yoga Teachings

The fitness experts saw the postures and figured Yoga would rise and fall like the many other diets and exercise systems of the past. They were not aware Yoga has been around for thousands of years. This sacred practice changes people for the best. The following two aspects of Hatha Yoga are only the tip of the Yogic iceberg and barely scratch the surface in regard to the secrets of Yoga teachings.

Finding the Best Yoga Teacher Training – The New Age Movement

What is the New Age Movement? Is it harmful? What do New Age concepts have to do with Yoga? Why do some Yoga teacher training courses inject variations of New Age philosophy in their curriculum?

Finding the Best Yoga Teacher Training – Spiritual Courses

The principles of Yoga are universal to all religions. As a result of this, anyone, of any religion, can see the link to Yogic principles and their religion. There is no need for religious conversion, or indoctrination, at any Yoga teacher training, to accept spiritual dogma.