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Four paths of Yoga

The Paths of Yoga The understanding of Yoga has acceptance that as there are different human bodies, so is different human nature. A single approach is not suitable for everyone. As there are different temperament or approaches to life, so are there different paths of Yoga. These paths of yoga are basically main schools which are different from each other with way they approach the concept of practice of yoga. There are many paths of yoga, but certain have gained more prominence and clear understanding. These are all called four paths of yoga: Jnana(Gyana) Yoga Bhakti Yoga Karma Yoga Raja [...]

2018-06-02T17:18:36+00:00 KnowledgeBase|0 Comments

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

What is a Fast? 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, it does include certain techniques from these cleansing techniques to maximise the benefits of fasting. Benefits of Fasting Fast, especially one day(24-hour) [...]

2018-05-22T15:28:59+00:00 Health|0 Comments

A complete introduction to ShatKarma

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 works on cleaning inside of our body. In yogic view, the process of shatkarma is done to remove [...]

2018-05-14T23:10:04+00:00 Certification|4 Comments

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 documents & video  as wealth of information about history of Yoga, history & development of Yoga, fundamentals of yoga, benefits & certain selected asanas with short details. As with each passing year, the [...]

2018-06-18T07:01:46+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