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Vidyabhusana

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July 11, 2010 - 7:44 am
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Pranam,

After reading about ashrams and studios in the west, I am curious how it is possible to stay financially afloat without a charitable trust. Charitable trusts have kept many ashrams alive in India. Some of my family is in British Columbia and I am struck by the ability of ashrams in Canada to remain solvent on student tuitions alone. Please explain more about your business system.

Hari Om Tat Sat

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Ashrams Nepal - Spiritual Connects Via Yoga

By Poom Morgan

Yoga is one aspect of ashrams Nepal that you may find highly beneficial. It involves a spiritual connection with one's body through a series of positions, pauses, and meditations. Yoga is designed to improve the way people move and feel, and it does so by impacting various areas of the body most people never even think about. It is an ancient art that has been practiced for centuries, and it is now making its way into the mainstream. Here is a look at how you can open your mind and cleanse yourself through something as simple as yoga.

Through ashrams Nepal, you can learn what exactly is going on with your body as you move. With this knowledge, you can move your body in specific ways that will increase your flexibility and blood flow. Not only will this help you lose weight, but it will also cleanse your body of toxins that could be making you depressed. These toxins may also cause health problems in the long run, so getting rid of them early on will help you best ensure the longevity of your health. Repetitive yoga practices can lead to a much more peaceful life, as long as you maintain a passion for it.

A lot of the spiritual connection found in ashrams Nepal comes from the way yoga impacts hidden areas of the body. Various joints, ligaments, and organs in your body can all be influenced at the same time by various moves you do. As a result, you can become more in tune with your body, to the point where you may even be able to detect if you are sick or not, long before symptoms would have normally shown up. Yoga lifts the boundary between your mind and your body, and it betters you as a person from the inside out.

If you are not familiar with ashrams Nepal has to offer, you should look into some training courses in your area. Many of them are completely free, and they can certainly make you feel better if you stick with them. Yoga may be difficult at first if your body is not used to working out, but the pain you feel initially will easily be made up for with the connection you gain with yourself. You will become an entity, not just a mind inside of a body. Allow your spirit to take flight.

Poom Morgan is a wholesaler of women's colourful clothing. Who's passions include travelling, yoga, reading and languages.

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Getting back to the original post that started this thread. Western yoga studios had to go commercial or close. Even not for profits can go out of business if no money comes in. With that in mind, creativity is needed in marketing yoga to the western public. Yes, yoga helps you improve your health in many ways, but you have to explain that to a skeptical public.

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This is an interesting thread. If an ashram is funded by the local community, it will remain afloat because of the financial support. The western model is entirely different. The yoga studio must incur predatory taxes and spend money on marketing to find new students. Luckily, yoga is a popular pursuit, but teachers must have business and marketing skills. Otherwise, a teacher must work for someone else or teach as a hobby.

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Because western countries have more than enough market, this is the reason why yoga sparked and spread like wild fire. For more tips I recommend you to read this article: Yoga Teacher Business Tips

I will keep you posted for recent updates 🙂

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March 15, 2015 - 10:25 pm
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as promised here are some updates:

The American College of Sports Medicine announced its prediction for the top 10 fitness trends of 2015 and it seems like the nation is going to begin to practice more Downward-Facing Dogs and Chaturangas. - See more at: https://yoganonymous.com/yoga-predicted-to-be-a-top-fitness-trend-of-2015#sthash.bzu3XCxl.dpuf

They are also progressively using Yoga to be a compliment treatment to cure or control illnesses...

The American College of Sports Medicine announced its prediction for the top 10 fitness trends of 2015 and it seems like the nation is going to begin to practice more Downward-Facing Dogs and Chaturangas. - See more at: https://yoganonymous.com/yoga-predicted-to-be-a-top-fitness-trend-of-2015#sthash.bzu3XCxl.dpuf

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