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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, […]

Yoga can work wonders with your endurance

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Stamina:

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, […]

Why Proper Relaxation Is More Important Than Proper Exercise

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Proper relaxation:

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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 […]

Yoga shows the way

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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 […]

How to start teaching yoga?

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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 […]

Why Yoga certification is going to be important

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Yoga Certification Scheme

Yoga certification

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 […]

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