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January 18, 20185

Joining a 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in India can be one of the most life-shifting experiences ever. It’s an experience that will leave you with long-lasting benefits. If you completed such a Yoga Alliance registered 200 Hours YTTC, you might ask yourself: What should I do next?

Wheather you want to teach yoga immediately or did the course only for your personal growth, you should stay tuned in with your daily practise. Taking a few days rest after such an intense course is good, but you shouldn’t go into a pattern of not practising yoga daily. Gaining your first teaching experiences will be challenging but fun and fulfilling at the same time. Don’t worry if your classes aren’t booked out immediately!

Establishing a unique teaching style and confidence will take some time. A few month after having completed a foundational 200 Hours YTTC, you can think of joining an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in India, also known as 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training. Such an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in India aims to develop and evolve your teaching skills and confidence. A large focus is put on teaching mothodology and practising how to hands-on adjust your students.

A 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in India will most likely lead you to the next level in your career as an inspiring yoga teacher. You will learn how to divide your attention equally between your students and teach with patience, compassion and care. During your 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training or Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in India, you will be introduced to advanced practises of meditation, shatkarma and pranayama as well.

Gaining more knowledge about major and minor subjects of yoga helps you to speak and teach with confidence. Did you know that you will be able to register as RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance after successful course completion? Our 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course at Yoga India Foundation will prepare you to become a more joyful and unique yoga teacher while allowing you to teach yoga internationally.

If you haven’t completed a 200 Hours YTTC yet, you can join our 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in India. It’s also an Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and requires that you practise yoga for at least two year. Our 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training combines 200 and 300 Hours within two months.

Course Details 

100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga beginners who want to expand their yoga practise and learn about Meditation, Philosophy and Anatomy. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Ayurveda and teaching methodology. This course starts on every first of a month. Read more

 

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course offered at Yoga India Foundation is designed for yoga practitioners who want to become international yoga teachers. Participants learn how to teach hatha yoga, Meditation, and pranayama. 6 months of yoga practice are required prior course begin. Read more

 

300 Hours Yoga Teachers Training India

Advanced yogis and yoga teachers who want to elevate their yoga and teaching skills to the next level, can join the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation. A complex and intensive course content is offered. To participate in this course, one must have completed a 200 Hours Yoga TTC in advance. Read more

 

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for students who practise yoga for at least 2 years. This highly intensive eight-week course covers all major and minor topics of yoga. Course begin is the first of every month. Read more

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January 17, 20186

Have you heard of Karma Yoga? In Sanskrit karma means action. More accurately, it refers to‚ selfless actions‘. Karma Yoga is the path of selflessness where one serves to all without thinking of gaining personal benefits. You must have experienced a situation where you do something nice for someone. Even though you didn’t get anything materialistic back that moment, you might have felt a great sense of joy, love or oneness.

When we give, help, support and do things without expecting something in return, we speak of Karma Yoga or selfless action. How can we Incorporate more Selflessness into our Daily Lives? It’s easier than you think. Even though our days are packed with work, appointments and other responsibilities, you can take some moments to act selflessly.

How about visiting your grandparents and helping them out in the garden?

You can support them by mowing the lawns, cutting the trees, watering the plants or fixing something in the house. Maybe you have a relative or friend who is sick? Take a Saturday afternoon and cook a good meal for him/her. You can do the grocery shopping or do anything that he or she might not be able to do at the moment.

During the stressful week, we often don’t find the time to do such things. Even at work, at home or on the way to an appointment, you can start acting selflessly:

  • Clean the whole house
  • Wipe the floor
  • Remove stains from the windows
  • Share your meal with someone
  • Buy a snack for a homeless person
  • Be kind and compassionate
  • Organise a get-together for your collegues
  • Do a task for your work collegue

Living in a modern world, where people are raised to become more efficient and create lucrative businesses, it might seem difficult to understand Karma Yoga. A person practising selflessness shouldn’t feel exploited or treated unfair.
Only one who practising selfless action everyday without searching for personal benefit, will understand and feel its value.

Course Details 

100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga beginners who want to expand their yoga practise and learn about Meditation, Philosophy and Anatomy. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Ayurveda and teaching methodology. This course starts on every first of a month. Read more

 

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course offered at Yoga India Foundation is designed for yoga practitioners who want to become international yoga teachers. Participants learn how to teach hatha yoga, Meditation, and pranayama. 6 months of yoga practice are required prior course begin. Read more

 

300 Hours Yoga Teachers Training India

Advanced yogis and yoga teachers who want to elevate their yoga and teaching skills to the next level, can join the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation. A complex and intensive course content is offered. To participate in this course, one must have completed a 200 Hours Yoga TTC in advance. Read more

 

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for students who practise yoga for at least 2 years. This highly intensive eight-week course covers all major and minor topics of yoga. Course begin is the first of every month. Read more

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January 16, 20182

Padma Parvatasana – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

 Padma means Lotus and Parvat stands for Mountain. Padma Parvatasana is a variation of the Lotus Pose or Padmasana. It offers similar benefits.

Padma Parvatasana aims to balance the Swadhistana Chakra.

Here are the step by step instructions listed for you:

1.     Sit in Padmasana

2.     Relay your whole body

3.     Place your hands on the mat and support your weight

4.     Stand on your knees

5.     Find the balance

6.     Release your hands off the mat and into Pranam Mudra (Namasté)

7.     Gaze at one point

8.     Hold this position as long as comfortable

9.     Release your buttocks down and change the position of your legs

10.  Repeat for the same length of time

Note: To support your knees, you can place a towel/blanket on your mat

Benefits of Padma Parvatasana:

·       Develops a sense of balance

·       Aims to steady the body

·       Calms the mind

·       Directs the flow of prana from bottom to top

·       Relaxes the nervous system

·       Stimulates the digestive process

 

Cautions:

 Padma Parvatasana should be avoided in case of knee injuries.

 

To be sure that you practise an asana correctly, we recommend to participate in our Yoga Teacher Training Program. Here we have listed our different Courses and links:

 

Course Details 

100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga beginners who want to expand their yoga practise and learn about Meditation, Philosophy and Anatomy. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Ayurveda and teaching methodology. This course starts on every first of a month. Read more

 

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course offered at Yoga India Foundation is designed for yoga practitioners who want to become international yoga teachers. Participants learn how to teach hatha yoga, Meditation, and pranayama. 6 months of yoga practice are required prior course begin. Read more

 

300 Hours Yoga Teachers Training India

Advanced yogis and yoga teachers who want to elevate their yoga and teaching skills to the next level, can join the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation. A complex and intensive course content is offered. To participate in this course, one must have completed a 200 Hours Yoga TTC in advance. Read more

 

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for students who practise yoga for at least 2 years. This highly intensive eight-week course covers all major and minor topics of yoga. Course begin is the first of every month. Read more

 

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January 9, 20186

 Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog) – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

The words Adho Mukha Svanasana come from the Sankrit. Adho means Downward, mukha stands for facing and Svan means dog. The Downward-facing Dog Posture is also known as Down Dog.

Often Adho Mukha Svanasana is seen to be the same as Parvatasana or Mountain Pose. Today we discuss with you the step by step instructions, benefits and cautions of this pose.

 

1.     Stand in Tadasana and close your feet together

2.     Inhale raise your arms up

3.     Exhale and bend forward

4.     Place your hands next to your feet and jump back

5.     Open your feet hip wide apart

6.     Straighten your arms and legs

7.     Reach your heels to the ground

8.     Keep your spine straight

9.     Your head, neck and spine should be in one line

Note: Don’t arch your back! In Adho Mukha Svan Asana the legs are separated and the back is always straight. Don’t confuse with Parvatasana.

 

Benefits of Adho Mukha Svanasana:

·       Strengthens the legs, arms and back

·       Improves the flexibility of the hamstrings and calf muscles

·       Increases strength in the neck and shoulders

·       Improves the blood circulation in the legs

 

Cautions:

Avoid Adho Mukha Svanasana if you have high blood pressure or an injured achilles tendon.

 

To be sure that you practise an asana correctly, we recommend to participate in our Yoga Teacher Training Program. Here we have listed our different Courses and links:

 

Course Details 

100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga beginners who want to expand their yoga practise and learn about Meditation, Philosophy and Anatomy. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Ayurveda and teaching methodology. This course starts on every first of a month. Read more

 

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course offered at Yoga India Foundation is designed for yoga practitioners who want to become international yoga teachers. Participants learn how to teach hatha yoga, Meditation, and pranayama. 6 months of yoga practice are required prior course begin. Read more

 

300 Hours Yoga Teachers Training India

Advanced yogis and yoga teachers who want to elevate their yoga and teaching skills to the next level, can join the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation. A complex and intensive course content is offered. To participate in this course, one must have completed a 200 Hours Yoga TTC in advance. Read more

 

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for students who practise yoga for at least 2 years. This highly intensive eight-week course covers all major and minor topics of yoga. Course begin is the first of every month. Read more

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January 2, 201814

Eka Padasana (One Foot Pose) – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

One Foot Pose or Eka Padasana improves overall balance and strength in the legs, spine and arms. The word Eka means one and Pad stands for foot.

You can practise Eka Padasana three times on each side and hold it as long as it feels comfortable.Try to inhale while raising the arms and exhale while assuming the final position.

Here are the steps on how to get in the right posture:

  1. Stand on your mat with your feet togther
  2. Raise your arms above your head and interlock your fingers
  3. Bend forward from thhe hips and transfer the weight onto your right leg
  4. Keep the trunk, head and arms in one line while raising the left leg straight back
  5. Keep the left leg in line with your trunk
  6. Your left leg, trunk, head, arms are in one horizontal line
  7. The right leg is straight and vertical
  8. Gaze at your hands

Focus on Swadhisthana or Manipura Chakra.

Benefits of Eka Padasana:

  • Strengthens the arms, wrists, back, hips and leg muscles
  • Helps to develop muscular coordination
  • Improves concentration
  • Balances the nervous system

Cautions:

Avoid this posture if you have lower back pain, heart problems or high blood pressure.

 

To be sure that you practise an asana correctly, we recommend to praticipate in our Yoga Teacher Training Program. Here we have listed our different Courses and links:

Course Details 

100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga beginners who want to expand their yoga practise and learn about Meditation, Philosophy and Anatomy. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Ayurveda and teaching methodology. This course starts on every first of a month. Read more

 

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course offered at Yoga India Foundation is designed for yoga practitioners who want to become international yoga teachers. Participants learn how to teach hatha yoga, Meditation, and pranayama. 6 months of yoga practice are required prior course begin. Read more

 

300 Hours Yoga Teachers Training India

Advanced yogis and yoga teachers who want to elevate their yoga and teaching skills to the next level, can join the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation. A complex and intensive course content is offered. To participate in this course, one must have completed a 200 Hours Yoga TTC in advance. Read more

 

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for students who practise yoga for at least 2 years. This highly intensive eight-week course covers all major and minor topics of yoga. Course begin is the first of every month. Read more

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January 2, 201810

New Year 2018 – Add Yoga to the Top of your Resolution List

Goodbye 2017 and hello 2018! We wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that all your dreams will come true! How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve?

Very common amongst most of us is to make New Year resolutions. We intend to eat healthier, lose weight or avoid alcohol and smoking.

And have you set any intentions for 2018?

Getting into your daily yoga practise should definitely be the the number ONE on your resolution list!

Joining a Yoga Teacher Training India will bring you closer to all your set goals in 2018.

Yoga Teacher Training India

A Yoga Teacher Training India stands for a complex and comprehensive yoga course over four weeks. You don’t necessarily need to teach yoga afterwards. The key essence of a Yoga Teacher Training India is to deepen your yoga practise, grow personally and remove negativities and fears from your life. Practising yoga, meditation and other yogic elements for 8 to 10 hours a day will transform your body, mind and life completely. Remember: A Yoga Teacher Training India requires much willpower, patience and surrender.

Yoga for ultimate balance and grounding

We are all familiar with stressful jobs, loneliness and emotional imbalance. As the cold season progresses, the overall energy seems to be quite low. Practising yoga can lift up your mood and well-being instantly. Through regular asana and breathing practises, you can say goodbye to emotional roller-coasters. Yoga helps you to feel grounded, stable and balanced.

Yoga for weight loss

Are you trying to lose weight for many months already? Following special diets or products won’t help you in the long term. In a Yoga Teacher Training India, you will be taught: „eat to live and don’t live to eat“. As you progress in your yoga practise, you will begin to actually listen to your body’s needs. Once you connect your body with mind, you will automatically cut out processed, oily and sugary foods. You will be surprised how much weight you can lose without thinking about it.

Yoga for a healthy lifesytle

Yoga improves our health. Each asana and pranayama technique offers various physical, mental and spiritual benefits. In a Yoga Teacher Training India, you will learn about all body systems in depth. As we balance our nervous system, we are less prone to stress. As we balance our digestive system, we feel lighter and more awake. In yoga, we aim to balance all body systems so that they can work in harmony with each other. This is called optimum health. If one system is sick, all other systems will be effected as well.

To learn yoga and meditation on a deeper level and live in a real yogic ashram environment, you are cordially invited to join our Yoga Teacher Training Programs in India. Here, you find all course details and links:

Course Details 

100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga beginners who want to expand their yoga practise and learn about Meditation, Philosophy and Anatomy. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Ayurveda and teaching methodology. This course starts on every first of a month. Read more

 

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course offered at Yoga India Foundation is designed for yoga practitioners who want to become international yoga teachers. Participants learn how to teach hatha yoga, Meditation, and pranayama. 6 months of yoga practice are required prior course begin. Read more

 

300 Hours Yoga Teachers Training India

Advanced yogis and yoga teachers who want to elevate their yoga and teaching skills to the next level, can join the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation. A complex and intensive course content is offered. To participate in this course, one must have completed a 200 Hours Yoga TTC in advance. Read more

 

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for students who practise yoga for at least 2 years. This highly intensive eight-week course covers all major and minor topics of yoga. Course begin is the first of every month. Read more

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December 29, 20172

How Yoga and Meditation can help you to overcome Insomnia

 

Insomnia is considered as a sleeping disorder. If you find it difficult to fall asleep at night or stay asleep, you might suffer from Insomnia. Persistent sleeplessness is known as chronic insomnia.

Causes of insomnia include extremely stressful situations, emotional or physical discomfort, depression and anxiety.

If you suffer from insomnia you are likely to experience sleepiness during the day, irritability, concentration problems, emotional fluctuations and poor memory.

To overcome insomnia and feelings of axiety, we recommend to practise yoga and meditation daily.

It is scientifically proven that regular meditation practises in combination with yoga can reduce insomnia drastically.

 

Practise silent meditation in the morning

Meditation can help you to remove negativities from your mind and reduce stress. Through removal of stress, you will begin to feel more relaxed and calm at night and get into a healthy sleeping pattern again.

Begin your meditation practise in the early morning. Take a comfortable pillow and place it under your buttocks. Now simple-cross your legs and straighten your spine. Place your hands on your knees and relax your whole body. Gently, close your eyes and sit quietly.

Ideally, you should start with 5 minutes of sitting silently. Do not move your body. Just observe your thought and keep your eyes closed. This might be very challenging at first, but after a regular practise, you will increase your patience and find it easier.

Build up the duration of time sitting silently to at least 30 minutes per day.

 

Yoga asanas and pranayama for a better sleep

After your meditation practise, you can immediately start with your yoga practise. Therefore it is important to wait a little until you take in your breakfast. If you are very hungry, eat a banana or muesli bar.

To overcome insomnia, it is important to balance your body and release accumulated carbon dioxide.

Practise 12 rounds of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) every morning followed by this sequence:

  • 20 seconds Treepose
  • 10 seconds Forward Fold
  • Mountain Pose
  • Child’s Pose
  • Cobra Pose
  • Child’s Pose
  • Fish Flapping Pose
  • Savasana (Final Relaxation)

Make sure to lie on your back at in the end (Savasana) and relax completely for 10 minutes.

3 Om Chants and Brahmari Pranayam can be very soothing as well.

To learn yoga and meditation on a deeper level and live in a real yogic ashram environment, you are cordially invited to join our Yoga Teacher Training Programs in India. Here, you find all course details and links:

Course Details 

100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga beginners who want to expand their yoga practise and learn about Meditation, Philosophy and Anatomy. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Ayurveda and teaching methodology. This course starts on every first of a month. Read more

 

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course offered at Yoga India Foundation is designed for yoga practitioners who want to become international yoga teachers. Participants learn how to teach hatha yoga, Meditation, and pranayama. 6 months of yoga practice are required prior course begin. Read more

 

300 Hours Yoga Teachers Training India

Advanced yogis and yoga teachers who want to elevate their yoga and teaching skills to the next level, can join the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation. A complex and intensive course content is offered. To participate in this course, one must have completed a 200 Hours Yoga TTC in advance. Read more

 

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for students who practise yoga for at least 2 years. This highly intensive eight-week course covers all major and minor topics of yoga. Course begin is the first of every month. Read more

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December 26, 20174

Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose)

Sarvangasana is also known as Shoulder Stand Pose. It counts as an inverted pose that aims to tranquillize the mind and release emotional stress.

Here you can follow our asana guide:

  1. Lie on the back o your mat
  2. Check that the head and spine are aligned and that the legs are straight with the feet together
  3. Place the hands beside the body with the palmsfacing down
  4. Relax the entire body and mind
  5. Contract the abdominal muscles and, with the support of the arms, slowly raise the legs to the vertical position, keeping them straight
  6. When the legs are vertical, press the arms and hands down on the floor
  7. Slowly and smoothly roll the buttocks and spine off the floor, raising the trunk to a vertical position
  8. Turn the palms of the hands upward, bend the elbows and place the hands behind the ribcage, slightly away from the spine, to support the back
  9. The elbows should be about shoulder width apart
  10. Gently push the chest forward so that it presses firmly against the chin

In the final position, the legs are vertical, together and in a straight line with the trunk. The body is supported by the shoulders, nape of the neck and back of the head. The arms provide stability, the chest rests against the chin and the feet are relaxed.

 

Benefits of Sarvangasana:

  • Stimulates the thyroid glands
  • Balances the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems
  • Relieves mental stress
  • helps to clear psychological disturbances
  • boosts the immune system
  • ensures normal development of the bones
  • improves the flexibility of the neck vertebrae
  • revitalizes the ears, eyes and tonsils

 

Cautions:

This asana should not be practised by people suffering from cervical spondylitis, slipped disc, high blood pressure or other heart ailmets. It should be avoided during menstruationa and advanced stages of pregnancy.

To be sure that you practise an asana correctly, we recommend to praticipate in our Yoga Teacher Training Program. Here we have listed our different Courses and links:

Course Details 

100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga beginners who want to expand their yoga practise and learn about Meditation, Philosophy and Anatomy. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Ayurveda and teaching methodology. This course starts on every first of a month. Read more

 

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course offered at Yoga India Foundation is designed for yoga practitioners who want to become international yoga teachers. Participants learn how to teach hatha yoga, Meditation, and pranayama. 6 months of yoga practice are required prior course begin. Read more

 

300 Hours Yoga Teachers Training India

Advanced yogis and yoga teachers who want to elevate their yoga and teaching skills to the next level, can join the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation. A complex and intensive course content is offered. To participate in this course, one must have completed a 200 Hours Yoga TTC in advance. Read more

 

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for students who practise yoga for at least 2 years. This highly intensive eight-week course covers all major and minor topics of yoga. Course begin is the first of every month. Read more

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December 22, 20174

Yoga India

Many of us travel to sunny European countries like Spain and Greece in order to participate in rejuvenating yoga retreats. However there is a huge difference between those destinations and learning yoga India.

Yoga India has been the number one destination for the last decade. Modern ashram facilities and communications in Rishikesh make a Western comfort easily accessible.

Learning yoga India offers students a memorable and unforgettable journey. Living in an ashram environment while participating in a yoga retreat cultivates love, happiness, and compassion.

You get the opportunity to take a break from your busy life and open up yourself to the power of yoga and relaxation.

Did you know that the world’s best yoga teachers are from India? Even the Beatles came to Rishikesh to learn yoga India and transcendental meditation in an abandoned forest ashram.

 

The bridge between East and West

In modern Western societies, life is very rapid. We work a lot and are taught to be efficient, focused and ambitious from early years onwards. Yoga India teaches us to slow down, take a moment to pause and turn the attention inwards.

Entering into deep states of relaxation seems impossible for most Westerners.  That’s why Yoga India is so enriching and transformative. Once you learn how to feel your body and increase your awareness, a new life begins.

Yoga for all levels

Yoga India is for everyone. Wheather you are an advanced yogi or have never practiced yoga before, Yoga in India picks you up from where you are at.

At Yoga India Foundation, we have established a comprehensive and foundational yoga program that welcomes all levels.

Your needs will be met according to your physical, mental and spiritual condition.

With much love and care, Yoga India Foundation provides a grounding and peaceful space.

 

Course Details

Below you can see all Courses and Programs offered by Yoga India Foundation:

 

100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for yoga beginners who want to expand their yoga practise and learn about Meditation, Philosophy and Anatomy. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Ayurveda and teaching methodology. This course starts on every first of a month. Read more

 

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course offered at Yoga India Foundation is designed for yoga practitioners who want to become international yoga teachers. Participants learn how to teach hatha yoga, Meditation, and pranayama. 6 months of yoga practice are required prior course begin. Read more

 

300 Hours Yoga Teachers Training India

Advanced yogis and yoga teachers who want to elevate their yoga and teaching skills to the next level, can join the 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation. A complex and intensive course content is offered. To participate in this course, one must have completed a 200 Hours Yoga TTC in advance. Read more

 

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is for students who practise yoga for at least 2 years. This highly intensive eight-week course covers all major and minor topics of yoga. Course begin is the first of every month. Read more

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December 19, 2017

Majari Asana – Cat Stretch Pose – Weekly Asana Tutorial

Majari Asana comes from the Sanskrit and means Cat Stretch Pose. The Cat Stretch pose is very beneficial if you want to increase your spinal flexibility. By curving the spine, you can release tension from your back and balance your nervous system.

Let’s discuss the steps of Majari Asana!

  1. Sit in Vajrasana
  2. Raise your buttocks and stand on your knees
  3. Lean forward and place the hands flat on the floor beneath the shoulders with the fingers facing forward
  4. The hands should be in line with the knees
  5. The arms and thighs should be perpendicular to the floor
  6. The knees may be slightly separated so that they are well aligned under the hips
  7. This is the starting position
  8. Inhale while raising the head and depressing the spine so that the back becomes concave
  9. Expand the abdomen fully and fill the lungs with the maximum amount of air
  10. Hold the breath for 3 seconds
  11. Exhale while lowering the head and stretching the spine upward
  12. At the exhalation, contract the abdomen and pull in the buttocks
  13. The head will now be between the arms, facing the thighs
  14. Hold the breath for 3 seconds, accentuating the arch of the spine and the abdominal contraction. This is one round.

Note: Perform 5 to 10 full rounds and then relax your spine (neutralization)

Benefits of Majari Asana:

  • Improves flexibility of the neck and spine
  • Tones the female reproductive system
  • Relieves mentrual cramps and leucorrhea
  • Strengthens the nervous system
  • Releases stress and tension

Cautions:

This asana can be practised during pregnancy, however forceful contractions of the abdomen should be avoided.

 

Note: Majari Asana can be performed as a preparation for Chakrasana or wheel pose to increase the flexibility of the spine.