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Feb 17

What is Yoga Nidra?

By Arhanta Yoga | yoga styles explained , Yoga Teachers Training

The practice of Yoga Nidra leads us into a state of harmonious, restful being. From here, we can heal, restore and awaken to our true, blissful and eternal Self. This sublime practice is gaining popularity all over the world as more and more people experience its healing powers while ongoing research continues to prove its effectiveness. But what is Yoga Nidra actually and by the extension of that, what isn’t? Read on to learn more about what is, and what isn’t Yoga Nidra!

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Feb 11

Sthira Sukham Asanam – Deepen Your Practice with this Ancient Principle

By Arhanta Yoga | Energies/ Pranayama/ Chakras / Ayurveda , Philosophy

For centuries the sutra (verse) sthira sukham asanam from the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali has been a guide to understanding the deeper nature of yoga asanas. But due to the lack of detailed explanation in the Patanjali Sutras, often teachers relate this verse to only seated postures as preparation to pranayama & meditation. But this verse is just as relevant to all other yoga postures. In fact, this famous verse sums up the entire concept of yoga asanas.

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Feb 07

Chair Yoga: How to Teach Yoga for Restricted Mobility

By Arhanta Yoga | How to Teach , Yoga and physical / mental health , yoga styles explained , Yoga Teachers Training

One of the great benefits of yoga is its accessibility for different levels, including elderly people and people with restricted mobility. For this group, Chair Yoga offers a large range of possibilities for following a full yoga class. Do you want to teach yoga to people with restricted mobility, yoga for elderly people or yoga that is accessible to people with disabilities?

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Feb 04

What is Vinyasa Yoga?

By Arhanta Yoga | Asana Tutorial , yoga styles explained

Do you practice Vinyasa Yoga and have you ever wondered what is Vinyasa Yoga? Vinyasa Yoga is a widely popular style nowadays. It is often described as a practice with a theme or purposes consisting of poses linked and associated together. There are as many versions, sequences and definitions as there are teachers. So, what is Vinyasa Yoga and how did it develop?

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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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