IYF 2019 – Vinyasa

IYF 2019 – Vinyasa

Fitness, Health, Wellness, Yoga, Yoga Blog
International Yog Festival 2019 Vinyasa with Yogini Mimi At the end of each of my classes, I have the habit of singing “It’s a beautiful day!” Today lived up to the song. I had a wonderful experience teaching a Vinyasa class at the International Yog Festival, organized by the Government of India, Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN). The participants were enthusiastic, warm and friendly, eager to take part in the activities; and came from all over India and the world. There were bus loads of students from Maharastra, Garwal, Delhi, and participants from Rishikesh, Dehradun, Israel, Canada, Philippines, Australia. The staff was accommodating and provided the teachers with a yoga mat and gift bag with a bunch of goodies, among them a copper water bottle emblazoned with the IYF 2019…
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4 REASONS TO PRACTICE PRANAYAMA

4 REASONS TO PRACTICE PRANAYAMA

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Pranayama, loosely translated, means breathing techniques; and, is one of the eight limbs of yoga that sage, Patanjali, explains in the Yoga Sutras, written circa 150 BC.Pranayama is comprised of two root words: prana (vital energy or life force) and ayama (extension or expansion). Pranayama, therefore, means to extend the vital energy. Pranayama provides a way to activate the life force and expand it beyond one’s normal limitations to attain a higher state of vibration.Through a series of breath retentions, known as kumbhaka, pranayama can be described as a method of voluntary hypoventilation, which allows us to normalize our breathing by normalizing the oxygen supplied to brain cells.There are eight distinct varieties of pranayama practices discussed in Hatha Yoga Pradipika to control one’s breathing. These eight pranayama varieties differ based on how kumbhaka is incorporated into…
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SPICY KALE SALAD RECIPE

SPICY KALE SALAD RECIPE

Health, Nutrition, Raw Food, Recipes, Wellness, Yoga Blog
A couple of years ago, I embarked on a 45-day raw vegan journey, where I ate nothing but raw, vegan foods, and fresh vegetable juices and spirulina. I experienced a variety of dishes in this fashion that I hadn't even known would satisfy hunger, let alone, delight the senses. The journey was one of exploration and self-inquiry; asking, "What else is possible?" I discovered a lot about myself along the way. The transformative experience taught me a lot about my palate as well; and, I fell in love with kale. Prior to the raw vegan experience, I understood very little about kale. What I did know, didn't excite me or attract me in any way. Throughout my life, I had the opportunity to try this remarkable dark green leafy vegetable in a variety…
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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India — Arogya Yoga School

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India — Arogya Yoga School

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Source: Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh -Arogya yoga school India Arogya Yoga School offers residential 100 Hour, 200 Hour, 300 Hour and 500 Hour Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh, India affiliated by Rishikesh Yogpeeth and registered with the Yoga Alliance, USA. Arogya Yoga School is dedicated to maintain the reputable levels of service and education that our students have come to expect from Affiliated Yoga schools. Arogya Yoga School traces its roots to Rishikesh Yog Peeth. Founded in 2005, Rishikesh Yog Peeth is the brainchild of two visionaries who pioneered the first yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh, designed to preserve the ancient and traditional values of yoga. Our school has designed courses in the most comprehensive and unique way, empowering you to stand apart as…
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1 Billion W.A.T.C.H.ers – A (Self-Awareness)

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"Observer’s Effect: That which is observed, modifies the behavior being observed." -- Roshan Singh In this blog post, we resume our discussion of the First Awakening of the Game: 1 Billion W.A.T.C.H.ers. Continuing with the second letter of W.A.T.C.H., which stands for "Self-Awareness." A - Self-Awareness According to Stephen Covey, in his book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," humans are bestowed with four endowments that enable us to have a multitude of choices. Among these gifts is self-awareness; and, these choices differentiate us from other lifeforms on the planet. Within the endowment of self-awareness is a fundamental principle about the nature of humanity that reveals: between stimulus and response, we have the freedom to choose. We get our social cues from observing others' patterns of behaviors. Therefore, people are always watching…
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