Category Archives for "Yoga and physical / mental health"

Mar 11

Experience of a Student – How Ashram Life Positively Affected my Diabetes

By Arhanta Yoga | Inspiring Yoga Story , Yoga and physical / mental health

Experience of a Student – How Ashram Life Positively Affected my Diabetes  As an introduction, an ashram is a secluded place where yoga and meditation are taught in austerity. A lifestyle to which, as an insulin-dependent diabetes patient for more than 25 years, I devoted myself for a month. So here I am back from a 200-hour […]

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Mar 05

Yogic Ways to Build Stronger Groups and Relationships

By Arhanta Yoga | Philosophy , Yoga and physical / mental health

As a yoga teacher or coach, chances are you are often working with groups. And in other areas of your life, you are part of groups as well, such as your family or friends. How can you bring a new dimension to the groups and teams that you work with or just make part of, by using principles from yoga? How can yoga help to build a stronger connection with others?

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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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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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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 FranklIn this age of so much stress, we desperately need to find our center and reconnect with our power and our freedom. The freedom […]

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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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Oct 26

12 Reasons Why You Should Do Your Yoga Teacher Training in India

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

Are you thinking about following a yoga teacher training? You will discover that there is a myriad of possibilities to choose from. One of the most important question is where would you like to do your teacher training: back home or abroad? If you want to do your yoga teacher training abroad, the most popular destination is India, the birthplace of yoga.

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Oct 17

15-Minute Yoga Practice for Stress Relief

By Arhanta Yoga | Yoga and physical / mental health

Controlled and limited stress is not necessarily a bad thing. Stress can actually help you perform under pressure. constant and overwhelming stress can have a negative effect on your physical and mental well being. Therefore, it is important – no matter how busy your schedule – to take time for yourself. By reducing your stress levels and calming down your mind and body, you will feel better immediately, and will experience lasting energy, positivity, and health overall.

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Oct 16

5 Important Reasons You Should Never Skip Sun Salutations

By Arhanta Yoga | blog , Yoga and physical / mental health

Have you ever felt like starting your yoga practice by jumping straight into your favorite pose? Sometimes we are so excited – or crunched for time – to get into our asana practice that in the process, we skip the practice of sun salutations. Read about the five most important reasons why traditional yoga classes begin with Surya Namaskara, or Sun Salutation.

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Oct 16

Practice These 4 Yoga Poses to Prepare for Forearm Stand

By Arhanta Yoga | Yoga and physical / mental health

Are you interested in adding Forearm Stand (Pincha Mayurasana) to your yoga practice but not sure where to begin? Not only is Forearm Stand a beautiful and impressive asana – Forearm Stand has great benefits to your mind and body too. Adding inversions like Forearm Stand to your yoga practice can help increase brain function and memory, create a sense of balance and grounding, stimulate the endocrine system, and strengthen your arms and shoulders.

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