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2311, 2021

Practicing Yoga Breathing in Daily Life

The truth is you do have control. You can control how you react to the situation. This is an ideal opportunity to use your breathing to remedy the negative emotions. Calm yourself down by taking a deep breath in through your nose and hold it for a few seconds. Spend about 8 seconds exhaling the breath. Repeat this several times and you should feel your heart and blood pressure begin to regulate, creating a sense of calm.

2111, 2021

Proper Alignment For Good Health

With physical exercises, individuals become very strong as well. Care has to be taken because if these poses are overdone, then they may result into injuries instead. The yoga postures have been used to heal nerve impingement such as in carpal tunnel syndrome. The students are also taught on how to inhale and exhale while performing these poses. This is very important given that you also need to get enough air and expel carbon dioxide outside your body.

2011, 2021

Teaching Yoga For Shoulder Health

More than twenty years ago, I was attending a yoga teacher training and the guru who organized it stated that there was too much emphasis on anatomy in typical instructor intensives.

1711, 2021

Teaching Yoga in Schools: Fostering Compassion

As part of your Yoga class instruction, you may also want provide a ten minute period of time for the students to talk about the school environment and incidences of bullying that may be occurring, either at the beginning of class or the end of class.

1611, 2021

Yoga Nidra for Emotional Resolution

Yoga Nidra techniques are referred to in the Mandukya Upanishad, which was written in the first or second century AD. The Mandukya...

1511, 2021

Modified Asanas After a C-Section

This art will begin the first time you get up out of bed after surgery. Many mothers describe how difficult and surprising this task was for them the first time, and offer a few nuggets of wisdom for new mothers. Make sure someone is there to help you up, and know you have the option to press a pillow against your stitches to lessen the weird feeling that your tummy will fall out. A lot of mothers experience this odd sensation at first, and the pillow makes that movement and transition feel more comfortable.

911, 2021

How to Reduce Negative Thoughts with Yoga

"Practice makes perfect" is a very wise saying. Practice builds confidence, as well. The visiting team cannot wait to go practice on the opposing team's home field before game time. Visiting teams are not familiar with the turf, and they will also face hostile sports fans. Even professionals have to "get the bugs out." If you do not have a stage or a field to practice on, you still have your mind. In Yogic meditation, you are taught to visualize. Therefore, you should visualize success. Do not approach a negative thought as a victim. Instead, look at your problems as a victor would. Forget the worries and focus on the solutions. Some of my Yoga students have said, "But what if I fail?" In truth, no adventure in this life is a failure, unless you quit. If you never give up, you are still working on a positive outcome.

611, 2021

Hatha Yoga Pradipika Summary

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is regarded as one of the three classic texts on Hatha Yoga, along with the Gheranda Samhita and the Shiva Samhita. This 15th century text was written by Swami Svatmarama, and is said to be the oldest surviving text about Hatha Yoga. This text has been translated into many languages, including English.

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