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

Should I appear for Level 1 or Level 2 of Yoga Certification scheme? 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 & Level 4 are still being finalised and will be announced soon. Now out of these two certifications, anyone who is teaching for [...]

2018-04-15T16:49:04+00:00 Certification|0 Comments

Common Yoga Protocol – (English & Hindi)

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. 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 history of Yoga, history & development of Yoga, fundamentals of yoga, benefits & certain selected asanas with short details. There is [...]

2018-03-30T14:53:05+00:00 Certification|0 Comments

Yoga can work wonders with your endurance

Stamina: You need stamina. There is no doubt about it. Most of the things that we enjoy or want to do require stamina for the proper experience. Yoga can work gently with your body and still increase your stamina overall. In simplest terms, stamina/endurance(wiki) is defined as your ability to exert yourself before getting tired. Each one of us has difference endurance/stamina, which is dependent on physical health, the task for which we are evaluating ourselves. But still, a healthy human being is supposed to have certain standard endurance as a measurement of health. One of slightly less common but [...]

2018-03-03T15:51:57+00:00 Health|0 Comments

Yoga shows the way

Yoga shows the way: This quote is by Swami Vishnudevananda, the founder of Sivananda Yoga Ashrams worldwide and author of NY Times bestseller "The complete illustrated guide to Yoga". This simple quote within itself is like a sutra. It needs to be explored, exploded and experienced to understand properly. In a way, this quote highlights an important part of the attained mind. Making things simple yet profound. We know what the word yoga means, and what it denotes. But here Swami Vishnu (the flying swami, as he was fondly called) is pointing to something more profound. Let's break it down [...]

2018-02-11T18:47:11+00:00 Health|2 Comments

Why Proper Relaxation Is More Important Than Proper Exercise

Proper relaxation: This post is the result of a candid discussion I was having recently with a veteran heart specialist. During the course of our discussion, he said something that really showed things from different perspective. He quipped, "If only people give rest to their heart, it will say thank you". Coming from a medical professional with over 20 years of experience, it is a simple but very profound statement. The irony is that there is more awareness about health currently. More and more information, activities are being discussed, promoted for health. Then why the numbers of experiences shared about [...]

2018-02-13T20:09:50+00:00 Health|4 Comments

How to start teaching yoga?

Teach Yoga: Whatever your point of entry in the field of yoga as a student, once you have practised long enough, you get inspired to teach. The inspiration can be: from observing your yoga teacher, as next progressive step for growth in yoga or maybe to take yoga as a career. In all three, as the path you are choosing is Yoga, it comes with certain responsibilities. Why what is so special just because the field is yoga? The reason is simple: Yoga is the way of life, not just asana and pranayama. Though you may teach mainly these two, [...]

2018-02-02T09:54:02+00:00 Teaching|1 Comment

Why Yoga certification is going to be important

Yoga Certification Scheme The Yoga certification scheme by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India is an important step to present a unified code of professionalism to, till now, the unorganized field of Yoga Teaching. The main aim of this scheme is to evaluate and certify yoga professionals to either as Level 1 (Instructor) or Level 2 ( Teacher). This raises an important question: Why a standard yoga certification scheme? Yoga is a way of life for personal growth But there is no denying that its health benefits with the gentle approach is what makes yoga popular. Even by practitioners who [...]

2018-01-25T17:42:53+00:00 Certification|0 Comments

The unusual benefit of salt water gargle!

gargling salt water When you are living any of metropolitan or even a big enough city, then with weather change, irritation in the throat is something you notice. This, if not taken care of, usually escalates to a sore throat or viral. Why does this happen? The main reason attributed is air pollution. Though there are many other small issues too. The question is how pollution is affecting our throat? Shouldn’t it stay confined to our respiratory system only? Air Pollution The air quality around us doesn’t only effect out the respiratory system. It affects our food pipe too. You see, our [...]

2018-01-16T12:41:07+00:00 Health|0 Comments

Why teaching yoga, is best way to improve practice!

“Giving is the secret of abundance” — Swami Sivananda A few days back, after the weekly advanced class, one of our senior student asked me a question. “How do you improve my practice? It feels like I am stuck at same growth since last few weeks/months” Such question is, usually, asked by beginners. And questions is not specific to yoga only. It is across the health and wellness industry. The reason is that we start any health routine with certain goal/perception in mind. This is what drives us to be regular and consistent. But such phase doesn’t last long. Either the student [...]

2018-01-17T02:23:37+00:00 Teaching|0 Comments

The good and not so (good) part of popularity of yoga!

With recent developments (like International Day of Yoga by UN) the spotlight is on the field of yoga. Overall, yoga has managed to survive and thrive for many decades now. This is mainly due to devout practitioners, who devote their life to their practice. What it was lacking was proper research into the field, common standards about teaching yoga (mainly asana and pranayama) as profession. Hopefully, in coming years that will change. As with any other field, which goes through large level changes and growth: This is both good and bad. :wiki Good bits: The good part is that this [...]

2018-01-17T02:27:28+00:00 Certification|0 Comments