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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, […]

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?

Level 1

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 & […]

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:

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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 […]

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