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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga ( Ha -"Sun", Tha - "Moon", Yoga - "Union") is the term used to describe the physical practices of yoga, including asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control), mudras (symbolic or ritual gestures), kriyas ( purification techniques), yogic diet, and yoga nidra (yogic sleep or deep relaxation). Remember that the practice of yoga is comprised of the eight limbs ( Yama [moral codes], Niyama [self-purification and study], Asana [posture], Pranayama [breath control], Pratyahara [sense control], Dharana [concentration], Dhyana [meditation], Samadhi [contemplation].

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Asana Post

Just a scratch of benefits of yoga in order to convince you to start practicing yourself and experience much more than mentioned.
When you enroll for a fitness routine, you have to sweat for weeks to start seeing the desired results. On the other hand, yoga benefits you from the day you start. Besides, it not only helps you get in shape but also purifies your mind and soul. This has made yoga immensely popular in the health and wellness industry.
If these are not convincing to get you on the yoga mat then the following yoga benefits will:
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Summary: Yes, yoga teacher training in India offers a holistic approach for pure, genuine and core understanding of the philosophy of yoga and below are the reasons why more and more people are studying yoga in India.
One can’t even imagine the amount of lives yoga has transformed globally. People are engaging themselves in yoga schools to study yoga. Yoga schools follow a diverse curriculum that doesn’t just involve some yoga exercises but a complete holistic program which includes all styles of yoga. Most of the yoga aspirants head to India for the ancient, unadulterated and core study of yoga.
Below are the few reasons to prove why one should study yoga or yoga teacher training in India.
Overview Meditating on the holy bank of the river Ganges is an ultimate feeling that one can only experience in the spiritual town of Rishikesh. The stunning trails of the Himalayas welcome you to dwell in its soaring beauty with Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Live your dream of undergoing authentic Yoga training in the town of yoga. Witness the advent of rainy season while you embark on the soulful journey in the month of July in India. Event Description:
Overview Amidst the picturesque panorama of the Himalayan flora during the dreamy winter of December, begin your yogic life with 200 Hour Yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh. Experience the blissful winter of North India while getting trained under the adroit teachers of Rishikul Yogshala. Use this soulful opportunity to pave way for the holistic development of your internal and external Self. About the program:
Overview In the beautiful month of November, when the Indian climate shows the arrival of winters, get introduced to the primary level of yogic teachings in the embrace of the Himalayas and the lap of the Yoga Capital with 200 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh by 200hrsyogattc. Date: 07 Nov - 04 Dec 2018
Burn your Body fat to do this Bharadvaja Asana
 Inverted Poses are some of the most beneficial poses yoga can offer. This is obvious to seasoned yogis and why shoulderstand is referred to as the Queen of Asanas and Headstand is referred to as the King of Asanas. Because we spend most of our time on our feet, inversions offer us the opportunity to turn things upside and allow gravity to work its magic in the opposite direction. I often say that I cannot imagine someone who lives their entire life without practicing an inversion.Shoulder stand, says BKS Iyengar in his formidable Light on Yoga is
People often get confused by the name of Gomukhasana and declare that they cannot see a Cow Face. The best way to see the Cow Face is when the pose is practiced properly with the knees directly one on top of the other. In this way, the mouth of the Cow Face can be seen more prominently. The other key to seeing the Cow Face is when the arms are also in proper position with the upper arm rotating in towards the face and the elbow reaching up towards the sky. This creates one of the ears of the Cow Face.
  Setu Bandha Sarvangasana or Bridge Pose is an excellent beginning backbend which is a versatile pose to help learn proper alignment and strengthening for back bending practices as well as Salamba Sarvangasana or Shoulderstand. Natasha Rizopolous of Yoga Journal gives a great overview of the pose in her Basics Column. Energetically, Bridge Pose is an excellent grounding pose for accessing the Root Chakra, stimulating the Thyroid and Throat Chakra and Opening the chest and the Heart Chakra. Learn more about the chakras and associated poses here.

Asana Sequences

Inspired by the desire to nourish the kidney meridian which flows through the center of the body including the center line of the legs as well as the Urinary Bladder meridian which flows down the entire back of the body. Backbends can be very stimulating, but move through this challenging sequence slowly working to balance these meridians as opposed to over working and taxing these important energy centers. 
This sequence was inspired by Sarah Power's, "Yin Yoga Session for the Lung, Heart and Intestines" from her book Insight Yoga. Practice this as a restorative yin session or a more active hatha yoga sequence. The Lung and Large Intestine Meridians are found in the upper chest and arms. Practice with the intention of stimulating and balancing these meridians in your body. 
The Heart, Lung, Large and Small Intestine Meridans all run along the chest cavity around the physical heart and lungs and/or up and down the inner and outer arms. Keep your mind cool as you contemplate and practice this sequence.
The spring season invites us to explore our Liver and Gallbladder meridians on the inner and outer thighs. Consider poses which extend and stretch these areas of the body. On this cold and rainy spring day, I chose more of a restorative practice incorporating Forward Bends and Inversions, but another sequence may include more standing and seated twists. Enjoy. 
A beginning yoga sequence to begin to work on some of the foundational yoga poses. 
Sequence from live iHanuman Recording with Kofi Busia at Common Ground. Download the Recording Now and Support the mission of Common Ground. 
This is a basic sun salutation. Practiced when greeting the sun on the summer solstice or any other day. It is also useful to practice when you want to build strength and when you do not know how to begin your practice. Enjoy!

Journal Post

Improve heart health while sitting on a chair naturally. The following article will educate you about a few chair yoga poses that aid the same.
Similar to yoga, chair yoga has also gained much reputation among the masses including senior citizens, corporate offices and people with a less mobile lifestyle, etc.
Chair yoga is often described as a modified version of Hatha yoga which brings mobility, circulation, and exercise to the static body. As the traditional yoga discipline, chair yoga also has some spectacular health benefits that have compelled the medical practitioners to prescribe this yogic style.
Hatha yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word Hatha when broken down means ‘force’. Hatha yoga is a form of yoga where we gain control of our body, attaining spirituality. Some describe it as the alignment of our body in correspondence towards the cosmos and having a deep understanding of the human body mechanism. Using different yogic postures it helps to manipulate the body and enhance our approach towards life. Some of the early Hatha yoga were considered to be practiced around 11th century. Its main purpose is to gain ‘mukti’ that means freedom and gain spiritual prowess.
Yoga is often misunderstood as a part of a religion. Guess what? It’s not! Read the following article to know the relation between religion, spirituality, and Yoga. Are you an atheist who is interested in the activities of Yoga, and not religion? Tired of contemplating the secular dimensions of it? Then stop overthinking, and dive into the enlightening space of Yoga. Sadhguru~ Yoga is a technology and religion has nothing to do with it.
Yoga is a practice that has immediate physical health benefits, and if you have practiced yoga for long enough, you can attest to its mental and spiritual benefits as well. Yoga has bloomed in today’s world, and this may be the best era for yoga to bloom. This is because yoga helps mental health; practitioners experience a peace and satisfaction in their being. Peace is scarce and so is repose, the work that we do every day, takes away the time that we should spend on self-development.
Wow Friends! We are almost halfway through the year and there is so much to celebrate! The summer solstice is right around the corner and with it the peak growth and full blooms of all of our hard work this year. The first official day of summer is also the day that the United Nations chose to celebrate International Yoga Day! There are events happening globally. It is an opportune time to be with your community to celebrate the gifts of yoga and share those benefits with others.
Let your long day be no excuse to feel week or brain drain. Working is a part of your everyday life that can’t leave you feeling tired all the time. Explore the article to learn how to get more energy naturally through yoga.
Yoga practice can play an extremely valuable role in health care. With the article, we know how chair yoga can improve the health and wellbeing of seniors.
The ancient practice is popular these days, and we can say yoga is for everybody. But does the concept really stand tall? Yes, the holistic science benefits all and can be practiced by everyone, even those with knee or back issue.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India (200 hrs Yoga TTC) Eligibility for the course - Intermediate Medium of Instructions - English Duration - 4 Weeks Our Basic Style of Classes – Hatha, Astanga, Iyengar and Mixed yoga style Objective of the course – To spread and explore the traditional Yogic practices for your wellbeing. FEES : $1300 (Shared Room) , $1400 (Private Room) * ( USD 100 Discount on Early Bird Booking )
Yoga is an emerging practice that upheaves the body, mind, and soul. Practicing the same in the birthland bestows benefits of authentic learning. Read the article and know why to join yoga classes or Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Knock the entrance door of the sanctuary that lies inside us with the help of the powerful and enchanting practice of yoga. An ancient system of healing, Yoga is a mystical artwork of awareness on the canvas named body, mind, and soul. With the practice bring the needed change into your lives, and for which daily yoga classes will assist.
If you are confused about what should be your next step after completing your yoga teacher training course, here is the list of a few things you need to take care of first.
Yoga teacher training is a necessity for yogis that make them move in the direction of their true aims, be it for bettering personal practice or ambition to become a yoga teacher. The focus of this training session is to introduce the students to the philosophy of yoga, practices and the yogic system. If you are planning to enroll for yoga teacher training you should have a plan for the next step too.
Following are things you need to take care of when you are about to complete your training programme or have already completed it.
 
Nature is the best healer and the ancient system of Ayurveda brings down the extract of nature to you for your wellbeing. Read the article and know about the best Ayurvedic herbal treatments for your body. Ayurveda is an ancient medicinal system from India, a life-affirming discipline that underlines an all-encompassing wellbeing routine involving exercise, dietary habits, and mindfulness. The concept of Ayurveda is based on two major aspects- a) the body-mind interconnection and b) the mind is powerful enough to heal the body.
Healthy life is all you want for your kids to have. Why not go through this article and find out the top 5 yoga poses for your growing kid? If every 8 years old in the world is taught meditation, then we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation. ~ Dalai Lama Saying "Yes" to a positive thought is all you need to sort out your life on some days. People who listen to their intuitive self are most likely to reap the treasures of life than the people who fall in the "no" category.
Do you want to start your yoga practice but finding it hard to enrol in a class? The reasons could be many but don’t let this demotivate you. Here are 7 tips for you to start a successful home yoga practice.
Though it is always recommended to practice yoga under the watchful eyes of a guru but, at times it becomes difficult to enrol in a toga teacher training. The reasons can be many – time crunch, financial issues, etc. You can start your practice at home too. All you need is a proper mindset and access to YouTube videos; you can follow the same initially. Here are some tips for a successful home yoga practice:
The spiritual link, versatility in yoga, experienced and professional yoga gurus and schools have made Rishikesh the haven for yoga and wellness enthusiasts. The following article will highlight the same. Rishikesh isn’t just a tourist place. Over the last few decades, the city has established itself as a hub for those seeking spirituality and wellness. It is now home to various yoga schools where reputed yoga gurus bestow their knowledge to yoga aspirants from different corners of the globe. Since yoga originated in India and Rishikesh has carried forward the legacy, it is also known as the ‘yoga capital of the world’.
To be an evolved practitioner and an eminent yoga teacher, you need to undergo yoga training, and all the better if it is Nepal. Explore the article and know why to do yoga teacher training in Nepal and the opportunity the country bestows. Traverse to the land that witnesses the mystical merger of nature, spirituality, and yoga, and submerge deep into this magical world created by the country of Nepal. Renowned as the meditation capital, Nepal is an ancient yogic land of yoga that bestows you a wonderful opportunity to discover ‘self’ and form a connection with your spiritual being.
Yoga is described as the journey of the self, through the self, to the self according to Bhagavad Gita and the ancient old practice helps you to discover your true self. Learn how by reading this article. “Whichever path you take, carrying yoga with you will make it easy and beautiful” – Sadhguru
Humans have forever been on a journey to find more meaningful and deeper experiences in life. It comes natural with being human, and arguably since, the word “more” has been easily attached to this search for better experiences. More of materialism, more of love, more of grief, more of money and more of love, almost as though they are testing their extremes.
Summary: If you are someone who aspires to be an ayurvedic practitioner there are certain guidelines that must be taken care of.  Learn more with the following read.
An ayurvedic practitioner is someone who would diagnose any anomaly in the patient’s body and would provide an ayurvedic remedy as per the requirement and observations. This ayurvedic remedy would include a combination of herbal ayurvedic medicines, oil therapies followed by yoga practice. Since the remedy is a complete healing process, it also includes changes in the habitual eating method and even lifestyle. If you aim to be an ayurvedic practitioner, here is how you can be one:
Summary: Getting a yoga mat and enrolling into a yoga class is not only about milestones you need to cover to get started with the practice. There is a lot more for you to know to do the right kind of practice. Explore the article and know what type of yoga is the best for your overall wellness.
Spark up the romantic relationship, shed pounds, strengthen the body, calm the mind, or just plain zen out by adapting yoga into your life. Yoga is an ancient holistic system of healing and preventing ailments, and its benefits just not stop on the physical attributes. Yoga is a diverse and intense concept packed with various unique aspects that aim towards a healthy life, longevity, and unification to the universal consciousness.
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Dear Friends, Last month, we emphasized staying centered and grounded within as we transition through the darkest time of year. We are on the other side of the winter solstice, but wintertime encourages us to remain reflective and drawn in, not to overextend ourselves as our energies are different at this time of year. Continue to take advantage of the shorter days and longer nights. Go to bed early and encourage deep rest during the remaining few weeks of winter.
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100 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India 100 Hour Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India - Yoga Course Certified with Yoga Alliance USA, Yoga School in Rishikesh. The 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (Pre-TTC) is first section of 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Aatm Yogashala that conducts every month throughout the year, This short term course is designed for all walks of life people. For those who wants to learn yoga to become certified yoga teacher.
It has been a little while since you have received an email from us. If we are being totally honest, this past year was a particularly challenging one on a number of different levels, personal and professional. I remember reading and sharing about last year being the Year of the Fire Rooster, in Chinese Astrology. What I read, indicated that Rooster years are about doing the constant disciplined day to day work. I certainly found this to be true this last year. It was a year of keeping my nose to the ground, putting one foot in front of the other and doing the work. Have any of you found this to be true? 
It's Officially Summer! AND the International Day of Yoga! In honor of these two special events, we are offering some sequences for you to enjoy on International Yoga Day, as well as a discount in our download store from today until the end of June!
I made it through another Mother’s Day, but this year was different.  I have been inspired by women around the world who are sharing about their struggles with Mother’s Day; mothers who have lost children, women who have lost mothers and women who are not able to be mothers. Mother’s day has always been difficult for me, since I lost my mother, tragically, 28 years ago, just months before my thirteenth birthday. Once I recovered from the shock of the loss, which actually took about 5 years, I finally started to grieve. That grief, for me, has taken the better part of the last two decades. Thankfully, however, for about the last ten years, I have been deeply committed to healing that pain.
Spirituality and Science Spirituality and Science is seen by many as two separate things. What we normally call Science is that which we can measure, see and prove. From that perspective, Spirit is perhaps the last thing to be found in any microscope. Both science and spirituality are the search for truth. Science searches the truth of the physical world. Spirituality searches the truth of the consciousness and its relation to the physical world. Science and Spirituality Science provides us with information, but brings about no spiritual growth or transformation But Spiritual or contemplative approach must lead to a profound personal transformation in the way we perceive ourselves and the World
Yoga courses in India will let you catch the apt and best possible ways for performing the various types of asanas such as Meditation, Surya Namaskara, Kapalbhati Yoga and Sirsasana. Thus, ensure for seeking the useful and best possible ways now! Yoga classes in Rishikesh will let you avail the expert ways for performing the various types of asanas like Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Surya Namaskara, and several others. Thus, connect with the Yoga ashram which you think is accommodative and fit to your pocket and get apt results.
Dear Friends, It has been an exhausting couple of weeks here in the United States. In addition to everything we normally have going on in our lives, we are being tormented by misinformation, lies and deceit in the executive office of our government. It is hard to keep up with it all and this is leading to frustration, hopelessness and overwhelm. What can we do?
"In his search he discovers the three noble ways of word (jnana), work (karma), and worship (bhakti), which teach him that his inner light is the only guide leading to mastery over his own life.” - BKS Iyengar, Light on Pranayama
I have no shame admitting that I tend to get a little carried away every now and then. Let's be honest, I wouldn't be the Capricious Yogi if I didn't!  In fact, with all the recent transition and activity swirling around me, it's a wonder that I'm not floating amongst the clouds for eternity. I've been up and down and all around. Without yoga and a grounding practice, I can only imagine how much more off kilter I'd be. Grounding. It's that feeling of stepping on my mat, finding my seat, connecting all four corners of my feet that ultimately rejuvenates me. It's the moments when I can take off my shoes and walk barefoot or feel the warm sand between my toes.
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