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Jan 16

Sthira Sukham Asanam: Advance Your Practice with this Ancient Yogic Principle

By Arhanta Yoga | Asana Tutorial , Yoga and physical / mental health

Yoga, nowadays, comes in many styles and lineages. The main focus usually lies on the practice of yoga postures, yoga asanas.  Have you been practicing yoga for a while? Do you want to deepen your asana practice? Instead of thinking only about deepening your practice with more advanced or more challenging asana, consider going back to the foundation of yoga: Sthira sukham asanam.

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Jan 09

Eka Pada Kapotasana: How to Practice Pigeon Pose for All Levels of Mobility

By Arhanta Yoga | Asana Tutorial

Eka Pada (Raja) Kapotasana, or Pigeon Pose, is probably one of the most misunderstood yoga poses. The ‘full’ and rather famous version of the pose, which is the so-called King Pigeon, includes an overhead grip that requires a deep backbend and considerable mobility in the shoulders and chest. In this article we will talk about the foundation for the famous One-Legged King Pigeon Pose: the One-Legged Pigeon Pose. This pose not only creates the base for this famous and very sought-after King Pigeon variation, but is a beneficial and effective pose by itself.

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Jan 08

8 Tips to Make New Students Feel Safe in Your Yoga Class

By Arhanta Yoga | Yoga and physical / mental health

The question how to guarantee that your students feel safe in yoga class is a hot and happening topic in the yoga scene – and with good reason. Firstly, because of a number of incidents of sexual abuse among yoga teachers reported in recent years.Secondly, there is increasing awareness of the potential healing effects of yoga for trauma-related health issues. Therefore, people coming to your class might be more trauma-sensitive than the general population.  

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Dec 12

What is Hatha Yoga?

By Arhanta Yoga | Philosophy

Do you ever wonder what the ancient principles of yoga are? What is yoga really about? And what is the difference between modernized yoga styles and traditional Hatha Yoga? This blog gives you an overview of the underlying philosophy and the traditional practice of Hatha Yoga.

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Dec 05

Karma and Dharma: Are You Doing It Right?

By Arhanta Yoga | Philosophy

 ‘What goes around, comes around’ is a saying that many people compare to the notion of karma. What does karma really mean in Indian philosophy? Did you know there are different types of karma? After reading this blog, you will understand the difference between the types of karma, what Karma Yoga means according to the Bhagavad Gita and how this is relevant in our life.

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Nov 29

Yin Yoga versus Restorative Yoga – What Are the Differences and Similarities?

By Arhanta Yoga | Yoga and physical / mental health , Yoga Teachers Training

Yin Yoga versus Restorative Yoga – What Are the Differences and Similarities?  “Between stimulus and response, there is a space and, in that space, lies our power and our freedom” – Victor Frankl In this age of so much stress, we desperately need to find our center and reconnect with our power and our freedom. […]

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Nov 26

12 Reasons Why Online Courses Are a Win-Win for Both Students and Course Creators

By Arhanta Yoga | Inspiring Yoga Story

The online course market is big and getting bigger every day. Students profit from it and so do professionals who create high-quality courses. Being entrepreneurs in the yoga business, we explored the online course market ourselves in the beginning of 2016 and created several online yoga courses. Inspired by the overwhelming success of our online courses we have now created a meeting point for other healthcare professionals and experts to create and generate income from  professional e-learning courses in the field of holistic health and fitness.

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Nov 25

Yoga for Lower Back Pain: How Yoga Can Help to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

By Arhanta Yoga | Yoga and physical / mental health

An increasing number of people suffer from chronic lower back pain. Lower-back pain is also often the reason that a person starts a yoga practice. They are looking for a way to deal with, or even heal, their back pain. General lower back pain is experienced differently from person to person. But it is mostly a constant, disturbing factor in their life that doesn’t seem to have a clear medical cause. The causes for chronic lower-back pain are complex and can be influenced by many factors such as postural patterns,muscular tension, mental stress, lack of exercise or too much exercise, job requirements, and old injuries.

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Nov 13

6 Scientifically Proven Life-changing Health Benefits of Meditation

By Arhanta Yoga | Philosophy

Spiritual practices such as meditation and science, even a decade ago this combination would have raised some eyebrows. The concept of a body- mind connection is relatively new in the modern, scientific approach. What are the benefits of meditation? In recent decades this questions has become a subject of increased research. Scientists and medical professionals have started to realize that merely treating the physical symptoms is not enough. They have started to understand that the human being is so much more complex and interrelated than what was believed.

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