15 min Friday Morning Yoga for Flexibility – DAY 5

Yoga Poses for Kids

Children, like adults, can benefit from yoga poses. Yoga poses reduce the levels of cortisol in their blood, thus protecting them against the risk of childhood obesity. Many yoga postures aim at increasing height, and improving physical strength and mental clarity in children.

What Should a Yoga Teacher Know About Mantras?

Some fitness oriented Yoga instructors do not teach mantras. There are many reasons for this disconnection with traditional teachings. Among these beliefs is a philosophy that believes words are cheap, but action is everything. The problem with this philosophy is that it fails to recognize that words cause action.

Yoga and the Four Gateways of Speech: Is It Necessary?

There is more than one method for practicing any Yoga technique. If you observe asana, meditation, pranayama, mudra, and mantra, each style emphasizes particular points, which make it unique. At the same time, each Yoga instructor is indeed unique.

The Practice of Yoga and the Cultivation of Forgiveness

The practice of Yoga goes far beyond simple physical exercises. The term “Yoga” is literally translated to mean union or yoke to the divine. In order to become one with the divine energy that pulsates through all of creation, we must go through a process of releasing and purifying the heavy, negative emotions that can naturally accumulate over time through difficult life experiences. As we let go of negative thought patterns and behaviors that keep us separated from the wonderment and joy of life, we will be able to embody and radiate peace, contentment and fullness to those around us.

Teaching Yoga to Students With Emotional Stress

Many Yoga teacher training interns envision classes with fit students, who want physical challenges. Hatha Yoga is well known as a form of exercise designed to build flexibility, strength, and general fitness. What is less well known is that practicing Yoga can improve your ability to deal with stress.

Is Vinyasa Yoga Good for Children?

Yoga is a very popular activity in many communities, as people increasingly come to recognize the myriad benefits it has to offer our bodies, minds, and lives. Yoga teacher training programs that specialize in training instructors for teaching children are also becoming quite prevalent, but what sort of classes should kids participate in?

Calming Benefits of Yoga for PTSD

Yoga is an ideal way to challenge the fight or flight response that powers many PTSD related reactions. The meditative aspect of Yoga allows students a safe way to explore their emotions without being controlled by them. The movement of the body helps relieve physical tension by lengthening, stretching and relaxing muscles.

Yoga for Belly Fat

Different styles and yoga instructors vary in the physical challenge they present. A person weighing 150 pounds doing an hour of Hatha yoga burns 180 calories, for example, while an hour of Ashtanga yoga burns 350 calories. Asthanga yoga is considered…

The Need for Yoga in the Education of Children

People practice yoga not just for its physical fitness value, but also because, simply put, it gives kids the time to enjoy being a child. Taking time to stretch, breathe deeply and focus not only gets the blood circulating, it also relaxes the body and stimulates the mind.

Yoga for Baby Classes

Have you considered how many new moms that are looking for postnatal yoga classes? No teacher wants to waste time on yoga certifications that have no practical use. Yet, prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor training is useful knowledge for running classes that are in demand.

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