There’s no doubt that our minds are overstimulated and constantly on the go in today’s world, leaving us feeling stressed, anxious and depressed. Before I set out on my yoga teacher training journey, I was working flat-out in advertising, constantly feeling tired and exercise was the last thing on my to-do list. I felt completely overwhelmed and unable to cope with not just my job, but my life outside of work too. I was binge drinking on weekends and in a bad cycle of ‘work hard and party harder’ that I didn’t want to be in. My energy, confidence and will to do anything, other than Netflix and chill, was out the window. My physical and psychological health was at an all-time low- and I knew it because I actually noticed it.
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.
Yoga is a journey of self-discovery. There are times when individuals become frustrated from tough situations in life and unconsciously increase more stress on the body while coping with them. Yoga helps you cope with them from more of a meditative perspective. Since you are struggling with tight hips it can be quite frustrating to stand up after sitting too long, or practicing an asana that requires hip flexibility and strength. Thankfully, there are asanas that will help open and stretch the hips. Before my yoga journey, I had no idea how tight my hips were, until I gained interest in learning about my body.
How yoga can help you feel more grounded in your everyday life?
Each day presents us with incredible opportunities, realizations and transformations in every moment, some of which live inside of us and some outside. Individuals from cultures all around the world are becoming conscious of their power to adapt themselves in order to help each other find better, more meaningful ways of living.
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.
Quiero enfocar este documento en como el Yoga puede cambiar tu modo de pensar y a través de ello cambiar tu forma de vida. La importancia de cambiar nuestros pensamientos es una de las premisas para los practicantes de yoga, porque se hacen a un nuevo estilo de vida y con lo cual un nuevo modo de pensar;
Did you know that more than 280 million people practise yoga every year? It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you are flexible or not, from which country you are or which hobbies you have. Yoga is for literally everyone and that makes it so beautiful! Yoga means controlling the fluctuations of the mind and creating internal and external union which can be done by various ways. Practising asanas is one of the most popular paths of reaching optimum health, a more joyful and peaceful life.
The word „Yoga“ is derived from the Sanskrit root „Yuj“, meaning to join, to unite.
It is a system of breathing exercises, physical and spiritual disciplines, all originally designed to
bring the yogi to samadhi – the state of enlightenment.
As yoga offers a holistic approach to life, its teachings can be very valuable to modern society.
In ordinary western school you do not learn what to do if you feel fear, anger or frustration. You do
not understand what they are or where they come from. You do not know what it is to eat really
healthy. You do not learn what it means to keep your body in good shape and physical health and
why that also is important for your mental wellbeing
I would like to share with you how yoga changed my way of thinking and in addition to that –my life. There is nothing more important than that, because our life, mental state and well-being needs to be our priority. Many people are obsessed about their physical appearance and care less about more important thing, which is happening in our mind
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?