Archive for the Yoga Training Category

Diary of Hot Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training: Week 2 of 4

We are halfway through the Hot Vinyasa Teacher Training now, and I can feel the positive effects of the training 10 fold to the first week. I have noticed significant changes in my physical strength and the strength of my fellow yogis. In two short weeks, we have made leaps and bounds in our practices that many have been striving years to attain.

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History of Yoga

Yoga comes from a wide and deep river of an ancient tradition. Its many currents flow form a complex history of spiritual exploration, philosophical reflection, scientific experimentation, and spontaneous creative expression. Arising from the diverse and evolving cultures of India, often moored to and conditioned by Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainsim, and other religions, the philosophies, teachings and practices of yoga are as richly varied as the innumerable tributaries of the vastness of yoga in all its manifestations.

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Niyamas

NIYAMAS – Personal Qualities that Support Life and Yoga Practice Compared to the Yamas, the Niyamas are more PERSONAL AND INTIMATE. They relate to how we interact with ourselves. When we observe the Niyamas, we harness the energy generated from our practice and cultivation of the Yamas.

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History of Hot Yoga

The history of hot yoga began many centuries ago, most styles of yoga were practiced exclusively in a hot environment. Much of India, the birthplace of yoga, is tropical or subtropical with summer temperatures that can exceed 122 degrees Fahrenheit and winter temperatures rarely dropping below 80ºF

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