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One day Fast: Types, Benefits & How to do it

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What is a Fast?

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Keeping a fast means to abstain from food for certain amount of predefined of time. But, as per yogic understanding a fast is different from simply abstaining from food.

Fasting in yoga means you plan the duration, activity, timing & diet that you will follow for that period. Also, how to break the fast is also given importance in Yogic fast.

Fasting in a cleansing technique. Though it is not a part of shatkarma, […]

A complete introduction to ShatKarma

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Shatkarma: What are they?

Shatkarma are cleansing techniques (shuddhi kriyas). They are recommended to be done to prepare the body for yoga practices. They are named shatkarma because they are six (shat in Sanskrit) in number.

In simplest words: these techniques are done to clean ingestion, digestion and excretory system of our body. These systems mean eyes, respiratory system, digestive system & excretory system.

Just like when we take bath, we remove dead skin cells and other pollutants from our skin, shatkarma […]

Yoga Certification (Level 2): The complete preparation guide

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Yoga Certification – Level 2:

[This post is follow up post to what you need to know about voluntary yoga certification exam]

Read: Which level to appear for – Level 1 or Level 2?

The first question after registering yourself for voluntary yoga certification examination is how to prepare for it?

As a Yoga professional, you know theory as well as practical aspects but the doubt is: is it sufficient to clear the certification process?

For this let’s first understand the context of this certification exam:

Theory […]

Level 1 or Level 2, which one to appear for?

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Should I appear for Level 1 or Level 2 of Yoga Certification scheme?

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With growing acceptance and popularity of Voluntary Yoga certification scheme, more and more yoga professionals are registering themselves for Yoga certification exams.

You can see the list published on AYUSH ministry website of qualified Yoga Professionals in both Level 1 & level 2 here (AYUSH Official Website Link).

Currently, the certification is available for Level 1 (instructor) and Level 2 ( teacher) only. Level 3 & […]

Common Yoga Protocol – (English & Hindi)

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Common Yoga Protocol (CYP)

What is CYP?

Common Yoga Protocol or CYP for short is a document & video, published by Ministry of AYUSH(Government of India) to make learning and practice of Yoga simple and accessible to all.

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This document was prepared with the consultation of leading Yoga experts and head of eminent Yoga institutions.

The CYP makes learning of Yoga simple as available to all.

The document ( & video released by MDINY) as wealth of information about […]

How to sit cross-legged when you are not flexible?

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Sitting cross-legged (Padmasana or Sukhasana)

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Sitting cross-legged on the floor or on a mat is one of the most preferred sitting postures for practising pranayama and meditation.

Any image that shows someone sitting in meditation is by and large in cross legged position (Padmasana or Sukhasana). This is not without reason. Sitting in cross legged position on floor is based on fundamental basis of Yogic practices.

Why to sit cross-legged at all?

This is valid question asked by many students. The reason is, […]

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