Total Body Yoga With Duke and Indy

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Teaching Yoga: Weightlifting

Some hatha yoga teachers strongly advise against weight lifting. When asked for a concrete explanation of why weight resistance would be harmful to yoga practitioners, I have yet to find a valid reason why a practitioners can’t enjoy the best of both worlds. From a physical point of view, both methods are a perfect cross training combination. If you are a yoga instructor, you are morally obligated to give your students the facts.

How to Become a Yoga Instructor: Elbows

Sometimes, students have joint problems and Yoga instructors find solutions to work around an injury. The point is to take a whole body viewpoint, because Hatha Yoga works on the entire being. Some of the asanas are for specific injuries, prevention, and different stages of recovery. At the same time, modification and the use of props are extremely important.

Teaching Yoga to Pregnant Students

One point I want to mention right away: Pregnant students should be in a specialized class with a teacher who has successfully completed a prenatal yoga teacher training course. This is the reason why so many yoga classes begin with health warnings concerning pregnancy. You have the right to refuse to teach any person who is putting their health at risk.

Teaching Chair Yoga Classes

Chair yoga is a wonderful alternative for students who have trouble with mobility or balance. They can still gain many of the benefits of warm ups, asana practice, relaxation and breathing exercises, while staying on or near a chair for support. Instructing a yoga class that uses a chair as the main prop will be a change from a typical class of students with full range of motion capabilities. Yoga teachers must be careful to be sensitive to the needs of their students.

10 Tips for Living Radiantly Alive

The quality of life starts to improve by experiencing positive energy and harmony in our lives. Doing things we love, adding variety, passionate living, selfless love, ‘can-do’ attitude – all go a long way in making your life a truly delightful journey. Here are 10 tips for living radiantly alive each day of your life.

Yoga Teacher Training: The Neck

If one graduated from yoga teacher training and never taught a class for life, he or she would have many yogic solutions to common ailments. Among the requests to reduce pain in specific areas, the cervical spine is definitely one of the top ten most afflicted areas.

Yoga Teacher Training: Prevention

Yogic methodology is sometimes referred to as a solution to all problems, but with laws as they are, many yoga instructors are careful not to over promise. Yoga teacher training web sites constantly warn instructors about making unrealistic promises that we can’t deliver. What we can morally promise is reduced pain and prevention.

Outwit Pregnancy-Related Back Pain: Take the Yoga Challenge

Many women naturally assume that back pain and pregnancy go together like a baby and a rattle. But, you don’t really need to accept it. You can outwit it. Try prenatal yoga!

Yoga Postures to Activate the Root Chakra

This chakra is located at the base of your spine and is red in color. It is through this chakra that you connect with the earth’s energy and are able to meet your most basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter and money. A blockage in this chakra can manifest as having constant money worries. You might also feel disconnected from family and friends and lack a sense of direction in life. There are several yoga postures that can activate your root chakra, enabling you to feel more emotionally grounded and enahancing your ability to attract material wealth. The two postures I am going to focus on are Tadasana and Warrior 1.

Buying the Right Yoga Apparel

When practicing Yoga, the last thing you want to focus on is your clothing. You will not be able to focus on the moves you’re doing if you wear clothes that droop, get in the way, or bunch up. When it comes to Yoga clothes, you want to wear something that you put on and then be able to forget about it while you’re doing your routine.