While most people think that yoga means creating harmony and peace within body, mind and soul, it actually means “Chitta Vritti Nirodah”.
Translated from the Sanskrit, yoga is “Controlling the Fluctuations of the Mind”.
The countless benefits of yoga lead to a more peaceful, healthy and happy life. If you are interested to learn more deeply about yoga and understand the alignment, anatomy and philosophy of yoga as well, you must have been looking into doing a yoga teacher training.
Do you love yoga as much as we do and recently found it very transforming? Besides the physical benefits, yoga can give you lots of peace, calmness and encourage self-love. Asanas, meditation and pranayama techniques have very strong effects on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
When I first started practicing yoga, I thought it would help me lose weight and become a little more flexible. As I delved deeper into the practice, I saw that those were quite superficial aims and yoga offered much deeper and profound benefits. In this paper, I will focus on emotional balance. I will take a brief look at what yoga is, describe some helpful asanas, pranayama and meditation techniques, and then finish with a touch on nutrition.
If you love yoga as much as I do, you must have considered turning this valuable lifestyle and art of living peacefully into a career. Becoming a yoga teacher has been on my mind for a long time before I actually committed. It took some time to manifest my dream as it felt scary and overwhelming at first. Now, looking back, I understand that it had to be like this so I could jump over my personal barriers and break through something that didn’t suit my nature. In this post, I will share a few insights of becoming a yoga teacher with you that focuses on all the amazing benefits that this job brings along. Get a cup of tea and enjoy reading…????
Mental and physical tension is something that affects most people in their everyday life. What many people don’t understand is that through the practice of yoga, you are able to release these tensions and in return, live a happier, healthier, longer and more productive life. I personally have found the benefits of yoga and the release of mental and physical tension these past two years after using yoga as a way to help overcome anxiety that I struggled with in the past.
An important part of our yoga teacher training programs are the ethics of a yoga teacher. It’s our primary aim to pass on the values of a yoga teacher and encourage our students to teach spontaneously with authenticity. Hence, we provide diverse, challenging and motivating classes with modifications, explanations and interaction. The ethics of a yoga teacher are the key towards a prosperous path in the field of yoga. But what are the ethics of a yoga teacher exactly besides the basic yamas and niyamas?
I’m Camille, a 26 year-old adventure lover, globetrotter and yogi on a mission. When my mother passed away at the early age of 40, I was completely devastated. I totally lost all joy in my life and desperately searched for a way to relieve my grief, pain and loss. I was in deep depression and didn’t know how to get out. At 22 I had my bachelors degree, but was feeling like the last years have only passively passed away. During my studies I didn’t even socialise much and never went to party or anything like that.
The Sanskrit word mudra is translated as gesture or attitude. Mudras can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures or attitudes.
Yogis have experienced mudras as attitudes of energy flow, intended to link the individual pranic force with the universal or cosmic force.
Sometimes it lasts in love and sometimes it hurts instead” was singing Adele, an English singer and songwriter, in 2011. She is not the first and won’t be the last to sing about the pain love can cause.
Heartbreaks can indeed have devastating effects on the mind and the body: at best you lose some self-esteem, feel less grounded, get some anxiety. At worst you fall into depression, abusing your body with alcohol, junk food and inactivity, and abusing your mind with negative thoughts about yourself, the people around you, and the Universe. It feels like your whole world has collapsed, you don’t know who you are anymore or where you’re going, you feel lost.
Dear yogi,As you are reading this, you might be interested into taking part of a Yoga Teacher Training or maybeyou have already completed one in the past and look for some clarification about how to pursue yourformation on the next level.