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Yoga is an ancient technique that have been practice by a lot of people for over 5000 years. Yoga is able to make our body healthier. Not only our body, but also our Mind as well. Three main things to do when exercising Yoga is doing poses, breathing technique and meditation.

Now days, technologies are advances. And people are getting smarter day by day. That is why, people also create some gear, equipment in order to practice Yoga more Comfortable and Easier

There are various type of gear or equipment that help us practice Yoga. Even for a beginner who want to learn it from zero, such as a book and dvd about Yoga Exercise for beginner. Read more

Yoga Certification – What You Need To Know To Get One Of Your Own

Basic yoga is very simple to learn. There is no exercise equipment required. You jut need to spend roughly 30 minutes at the most completing all the necessary movements. All that you really need is a yoga mat and some extra space and unless you have issues of mobility, you can begin immediately. It is no secret that the human body is a highly resilient and astonishing piece of machinery. It has the ability to do things that can literally astonish us. Read more

The Advantages of Yoga Exercises For Women During Pregnancy

Yoga exercises, or asanas, are various types of modes or positioning or moving your body. There are diverse yoga exercises that can provide substantial benefits to women’s health particularly in times of pregnancy. Broadly differing in the range of style as well as implementation, these types of exercises smoothly stretch as well as effect all different parts of the body.

Around the time of pregnancy, yoga exercises provide a smooth way to keep a healthy balance in life. The exceptional effects of these types of yoga exercises while a women is in pregnancy show the effectiveness of yoga which helps to ensure a lower hazard of pregnancy, natural childbirth as well as an easier transition to the body shape in post-pregnancy period. This articles points out different factors that show benefits through the use and practice of yoga exercises while a woman is in pregnancy. Read more

Benefits of Yoga – Both Emotional and Physical

The art of yoga has been mainly designed to focus on the total wellness of an individual. When a person gets involved with yoga they will certainly learn new types of lifestyle ideas as well as new ways of approaching life within the world. Yoga has the ability to improve your health in numerous different ways.

In addition, you will also increase your level of strength as well as become more flexible, improve your balance as well as educating yourself to release your stress and add to your vitality. Yoga can also be a pleasant way to lose weight. Read more

Yoga Meditation Tips in Ayurvedabeautycare

Use meditation and yoga in everyday life whenever you feel like it for your well-being – or as more advanced practices, when you wish to go deeper. Meditation and yoga consists of various methods and techniques. Each part is something in itself and can be used independently of the other parts, however when you use them together, their effect is increased.

Ayurveda Yoga teaches us how to silence the mind by placing attention on the breath as well as on the stillness of the body. In fact, Yoga improves every facet of physical and mental fitness through a mind/body exchange of energy. The practices support and develop mental clarity and concentration. Yoga breath meditation improves your posture and alignment to support your daily activities. The mental stillness and flexibility you thus attain, helps combat stress and tension and keeps our minds supple and youthful. Read more

Stand And Bloom

By Donna Amrita Davidge

Many folks have felt as if they needed a jumpstart all winter, as is often the case. Winter makes us feel more in need of rejuvenation. Many of us who practice yoga regularly keep up the whole year, though energy levels, muscles and bones may not make us feel as enthusiastic about our practice as on sunny warm days with flowers blooming all around us and shutters thrown wide open.

Some types of yoga may be more rejuvenating than others, depending on our age, stage and circumstances. Restorative yoga comes to mind as one that could gently draw us out from winter. This yoga uses props like folded blankets, blocks and straps to ease us in to opening and nurturing yoga poses for minutes on end.

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Simplicity In A Complex World

By Donna Amrita Davidge

“We must understand life is very simple – because the breath of life, by which we live, is given by God. Our life is actually a testimony to the fact that somebody gives us life.” Yogi Bhajan, Kundalini Yoga Master 11/19/2000

As we move on a yogic path with a goal of more balance and understanding of what life is, what our life represents and how life has meaning, we can become overwhelmed with choices. The path can seem complicated. Yoga, which means the union of mind, body and breath, or spirit, is currently approached in many ways.

Some come to yoga as a physical practice. Others come for other reasons. In a class I teach to actors I always start the semester by asking the students why they have decided to do yoga , what they hope to get out of it. One fellow’s reason was simple- because Madonna does it. For whatever reason one first comes to yoga, if you stay with the practice the techniques ultimately lead us to a better relationship with the Self, also known as Self-Realization.

Going further into the practice, from the physical into the mental aspects, the process may appear to become more complicated. We are introduced to the principles of non-violence, non-desire and non-attachment. This could be interpreted as removal from relationships, others and the material world. That sounds simple but is complicated and nonessential to implement.

What yoga is meant to be is a tool to make our life simpler in the end by strengthening the body, the nerves,the mind and altering the consciousness in a way that life becomes something we can accept, appreciate and flow with. This tool helps us live as “householders” in society and in the world at large, not escaping to an ashram or monastery but serving the family and community in a “yogic” way.

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The One Thing That Is Constant

By Donna Amrita Davidge

The one thing that is constant is change. How much our world has changed in the last 100 years. This accelerated living most of us experience- fast cars, fast talking, cell phones, always on the move, always thinking, always doing- may be a reason that yoga has become so popular. However, do we really change when we approach and begin a yoga practice? Or has the westernization of yoga affected this choice?

My observation would be that people sometimes gravitate, and perhaps often so, to Hatha or slow Iyengar practice if they are inherently slow and careful while a hard driven tightly wound up type may be drawn to Astanga or Bikram practice, both very physical practices that may be ineffectively approached in a competitive manner.

One student I met who was going through a divorce when I first met her appeared calm. She expressed how much the yoga she had been doing had been helping her. When she attended a class her actions were aggressive, she was constantly moving, adding and doing things that were not in the instructions being given. After the session I waited until the other students had left and spoke with her suggesting that perhaps her additional rapid movements might be distracting to the other students in the class. She became very angry and defensive, saying that she had injuries and because of this she had to be constantly moving and very warm all the time. My assessment as a teacher, had she wanted to hear it, was that a fast moving Astanga practice at this time in her life, and perhaps because of her overall temperament, may have led to the injuries. Especially when one is going through times of change and challenge is a time to let your yoga practice nurture you and hold you in a gentle allowing place in your life, not a forced place.

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To Change The Form Of Things Start With The MIND

By Donna Amrita Davidge

“The mind is given as a tool to you. Mind is not master. Mind was given to you to serve you. You develop all other facilities of the world- electric instruments, cars, air conditioners- but the biggest computer you have is your mind. You never developed it”

So said Yogi Bhajan, who was the leader of the Kundalini Yoga movement in the US, in Feb 1978.

In the 35 years he was in the United States (he passed away October 6, 2004) he proved the power of what one mind could do and taught this idea of self-reliance and growth through Kundalini Yoga sets and meditations. Not only did he do that, he started the American Sikh movement and 27 successful businesses, one being the Yogi Tea Company that many of you may be familiar with. He practiced what he preached and wanted his students to be, as he said, ten time greater he, to be full of greatness.

In Kundalini Yoga practice the job of the teacher, according to Yogi Bhajan, is to provide the tools for the student to feel elevated, by allowing their perception to become stronger.
These tools are both physical and mental, such as specific sets like transforming the Lower Triangle to the Upper Triangle, a challenging series of yoga movements, sound and breath, that opens the energy from the base of the spine, hips and navel (lower triangle) to through the heart to the Upper Triangle, which is the throat, third eye and crown.

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Should I or Should I Not Start Yoga?

Firstly, you should know that yoga consists of the three disciplines of

  • Tapas — actions to purify your body and mind
  • Svadhyaya — study of the Scriptures, particularly the Mahabharata and the Ramayana
  • Ishvara Pranidhana — surrender to God.

If you wish to do yoga postures or asanas, you should also know that

  • Hatha yoga, as distinct from Tantric yoga, reduces one’s sex drive. Almost all teachers of yoga today teach variants of Hatha yoga. A healthy sex drive is essential for a happy marriage.
  • Asanas harm one’s mind and/or body, unless performed in harmony with the three disciplines of Tapas, Svadhyaya and Ishvara Pranidhana.

Everybody should start Yoga. The most effective way of gaining the health, happiness, wealth and love that all of us seek is to do Tapas. This involves moderate exercise and activity, control of your diet and lifestyle, but fundamentally its involves helping nice people [your husband if you are a married woman] to become happy.

Helping people purifies the mind and generates enormous goodwill by God towards you. If you have done something wrong he exercises mercy. He shows you the way to do good things and to become happy.

You should wholeheartedly and without hesitation commence Yoga practice as defined in the most authoritative ancient Yoga text, the Yoga Sutras of Lord Patanjali.

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