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Yoga Cushions – How to choose the right cushion

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Why do we need cushions?

While you are practicing meditation or pranayama, sitting in cross legged position is recommended position. The difficult part is that sitting in such position isn’t easy for everyone. This is especially true when you are new to practice of yoga. Yoga cushions are there to help, if sitting cross legged is difficult on its own.

A stable sitting is one with your knees are close to mat. When knees are high, then it […]

Yoga Certification Scheme changes – Everything you need to know

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Big changes in Yoga Certification scheme

As you know that the Yoga Certification Scheme was shifted from QCI to MDINY last year (April 2018). Then MDINY, Ministry of AYUSH Government of India constituted Yoga Certification Board for the implementation of the scheme.

You can find the details about Yoga Certification Board (YCB for short) here.

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YCB ( Yoga Certification Board) has announced some major changes in Yoga Certification Scheme. These changes were implemented from April 1, […]

Yoga Certification : The complete preparation guide

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Under the updated syllabus and scheme details, this guide is no longer valid. Please refer to updated guide. 

Last Updated: January 2019.

Yoga Certification :

[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,  Level 2 or Level 3?

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

As a Yoga professional, […]

Yoga for Beginners: All you need to know

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Yoga for Beginners

Yoga balances, harmonizes, purifies and strengthens the body, mind and soul of the practitioner. It shows the way to perfect health, perfect mind control and perfect peace with one’s self, the world, nature and God.

~Swami Vishnu-devananda

Firs things first: The best way to learn Yoga is by doing it.

The problem is not everyone has a Yoga studio nearby. 

Second best option is to use Youtube videos by certain experienced teachers. These days there are apps too, which can help you […]

How yoga work on our body (part-2)- Proper Breathing Explained

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Proper Breathing

So from the part-1 post, we know that how when we hold the asana, our major muscle groups are gently stretched, and so does muscles joining the bones. This, when held for some time, leads to increased blood circulation in that area. Which in turn leads to the better nourishment of affected body parts.

Now let’s delve deeper into how yoga asana practice works on other body functions (respiratory system).

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Biology of Breathing (respiratory system)

When we breathe, it happens in three steps:

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Yoga for back pain: What you need to know

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Updated: January 2019

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Yoga for back pain

Health is Yoga is broadly measured by the health of our spine and by that extension, our complete back. Hence, most of asana practices are designed around spinal movements.

Yoga works for back pain. There is no doubt about it. It works by slowly building the necessary movements in spine and areas around it. What it needs is proper understanding of back pain and then practicing accordingly.

Depending on the pain itself, the area and […]

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