Category Archives for "Yoga and physical / mental health"

May 11

How to Avoid Knee Pain & Injury in Yoga – 11 Tips & Modifications

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

In the West, we are used to sitting on chairs, and we hardly ever squat down for anything. So, when yoga was brought to the West it, unfortunately, led to suffering knees. It doesn’t mean that we all can never do lotus. It just means that not everyone should try and if you have the possibility to safely try, it may take a long time until you get to a Full Lotus Pose.

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Apr 01

How to Teach Restorative Yoga

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

Our goal as Restorative Yoga teachers is to teach our students how to be present in the now, in the present. I recommend you bring the students’ attention to the breath because breathing consciously stimulates the lymphatic system, helps to relax the muscles and the internal organs, and keeps the students in the present. Bringing attention to the breath means keeping the mind on a leash. The importance of slowing down even for a short time is a principle that you should point out from the very beginning. This goes hand in hand with re-educating your students to the art of doing nothing.  

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Mar 29

What is Fascia & Why Every Yoga Teacher and Practitioner Should Know About it

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

When we begin to study how the body is originally formed, we tend to veer away from whole embodiment. We usually examine the detail of how the body can be separated or broken down into its component parts and different systems. We turn to various works based on long-held knowledge in the fields of classical anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. From a yoga perspective, studying what we could call “fascial anatomy” makes complete sense of yoga and brings the art of yoga into a powerful contemporary focus and relevance to health and wellbeing on every level.

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Mar 10

Hypnotherapy for Healing and Prosperity

By Arhanta Yoga | Energies/ Pranayama/ Chakras / Ayurveda , Philosophy , Uncategorized , Yoga and physical / mental health

Emotions are born to be experienced. When they are, they dissipate. When they aren’t, they get trapped in the body and the subconscious mind. There they will live, like little creatures, desperately wanting to complete their life cycle. If we continue to ignore our emotions and stuff them into the subconscious, the emotions will start to create scenarios where they can be experienced. It won’t take long for us to see repeating patterns of the same pain over and over again.

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Feb 19

How to Practice Restorative Yoga – Complete Guide to the Practice & Benefits

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

The practice of Restorative Yoga can be defined as a yoga practice in which we support the body to such an extent that we feel safe enough to completely relax the body and mind. The postures are restful and are held for a long time in order to release mental and emotional tensions. Restorative Yoga allows us to truly stop. Thanks to the use of supports, we are able to completely relax every cell of our body and to nudge it into the state of parasympathetic nervous system arousal. Restorative Yoga provides precisely the right kind of physical and mental activation that allows us to enter a deeply relaxed state.

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Feb 02

Teaching Yin Yoga: 10 Tips for Teachers

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

Practicing and teaching Yin Yoga are two entirely different pairs of shoes. Sometimes people think that because Yin Yoga is a very slow-moving yoga style, it is easy to teach. Or they ask me that because they practice Yin Yoga themselves, maybe I can give them some tips on how to teach Yin Yoga? Even though Yin Yoga is a passive and slow style, it is important that as a teacher you follow a proper education. As a Yin Yoga teacher, you have an important role. In this blog I like to share with you 10 important tips:

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Jan 19

Teaching Teen Yoga: A Guide to the Benefits of Teaching Yoga to Teenagers

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

Yoga can be an immensely powerful educational tool to help teenagers develop into healthy, confident, and conscious adults. Teaching yoga to teenagers is a rewarding task because it can make a great positive impact on a young person’s life. Teen Yoga supports teens and young adults in developing their attention span, emotional intelligence, awareness of their own body, and overall coordination and cognitive abilities. Just like in adults, yoga helps teenagers to reduce stress and anxiety and helps them experience more well-being, peace, harmony, and joy.

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Dec 17

Relationships in Light of Yoga Philosophy

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

Humans are social beings.  Our relationships directly influence our happiness and health. There are numerous studies that show that people with a supportive network of loving relationships live longer and healthier. At the same time, most relationships also challenge us. Learn about the wisdom ancient yoga philosophy offers us for creating happy relationships.

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Dec 17

Life Hack: Follow These 5 Steps to Be More Present In Your Daily Life

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

People are constantly seeking ways to better manage stress and feel more peace and happiness in their daily lives. The way we get there is to be more present. Meditation and mindfulness practices are beneficial for cultivating more presence in our daily lives. But before we even address these tools, we need to address the main obstacle holding us back from staying present: our thoughts.

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