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What a Yoga Teacher Training in India is Going to be Like

All set to start out on the life changing path of true yoga? Then, it is going to be destination India, where it all started. India, the land of sages, ascetics, and mystics, is a hotbed of opportunities for the sincere yogi to learn a vast range of styles, techniques, and philosophy relating to the art of attaining unity that yoga truly is. This journey will help individuals discover their inner strengths by cutting through the veil of darkness that an unfulfilling life can cast over us.

When decided to take the training in India, you will have a number of interesting locations to choose from—Kerala by the azure seas of Southern India, Rishikesh the Himalayan foothill town famed as the world capital of yoga, Mysore-home to Iyengar, the great master, and more.

Let us see how a typical day of yogic discipline unfolds during your training time in India:

Shatkarma Cleansing Ritual: Yogic science underlines the purification of the soul through refinement of the body. Shatkarmas methods are means to this end. It is said that without purification of the body, the soul will not be ready to elevate at a higher stage of consciousness. Therefore, every morning, before the other classes commence, a guided Shatkarma routine is followed.

Hatha Yoga Warm Up: Hatha yoga refers to the coming together of the “sun” and the “moon” part of our being in a state of unwavering balance. This morning class of asana will constitute assistance in opening up of the body with slow and ponderous movements. Through this routine, the energy system is charged and given direction. Eighty-four fundamental postures as formulated by the ancient text of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika will be covered in the primary and secondary series of Hatha at a teacher training.

Mantra and Meditation: To see the whole of existence in vibrations gives rise to mantra. Mantra is a deep and resonating sound as source of energy. Often an amalgamation of sounds, mantras are to be pronounced with ones heart in the act to connect with the depth of the inner sanctum from which it emits. Thus, chanting the cryptic sounds could become a form of meditation. This class will take the practitioner into a contemplative state, favorable for the next class to come.

Yoga Philosophy: After gaining firsthand knowledge through the earlier phases, you will now be ready to descend into the heart of the great driving force behind this discipline: yoga philosophy. Reading from ancient texts with paraphrasing and modern commentaries in this class is going to be an eye-opener for the intellectual.

Personal Time: After going through the drills of these continuous classes, some thought provoking and some physically exhausting, you are definitely going to need some time out. At this point take a break, going on a walk or hanging out with fellow students is a good idea, but you can always utilize the time better with meditative personal practice.

Dynamic Ashtanga Vinyasa: As the day progresses to a close, you might feel dragged out and low on energy. However, according to the discipline it is not time to relapse into rest yet. Get in the groove near evening with dynamic yoga of vinyasa. Vinyasa is a fast flowing sequence of rapidly changing postures. Much like dance, you can enjoy this style for the rhythm and peppiness.

Meditation with Pranayama: Draw a beautiful close to a beautiful day with restorative yoga and meditation before nighttime. Peaceful pranayama breathing would be your means to delve into the deepest reaches of your heart during this serene moment of the night. In continuation to this exercise, you will be lulled into the blissful state of rest in yoga nidra.

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