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What is a Mudra?

Mudras When you go to a yoga class you might hear the teacher mention Mudras. This can seem a strange concept if you are relatively new to yoga and you might feel a little unsure of what to use and when.  Understanding more about Mudras and the most commonly used ones...

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How to start your day with Yoga

Yoga offers so many benefits, particularly in the morning. Starting your day with practice does wonders for your mind, body and spirit. Even a 10-minute session can help you maintain calm and balance—and kick off positive energy and intentions that will last well into...

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What is a Mantra and How Do We Use Them?

A mantra is a word or phrase that is chanted during yoga practice or meditation. It is meant to focus the mind and help to clear the chatter of the day. Many people find the process of chanting makes them feel uncomfortable when they first start yoga classes.  This is...

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Why I Want You to be Your Own Guru

Looking for a guru can be a life work, that, to be honest, is not something that needed to happen in the first place. So many people get tied up in seeking a guru and get brutally crushed when they find one.  Today I want to talk about gurus and their purpose.  This...

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Stress-Free Life? Discover the Yoga Way

There are two common misconceptions surrounding yoga.  The first is that you can only do yoga if you chant, practice meditation and walk barefoot on the grass each morning. T second is that it is an excellent form of exercise for getting your body to bend in ways you...

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5 tips to get you through your first yoga class as teacher


5 tips to get you through your first yoga class as teacher
 You’re fresh from completing your yoga teacher training course. You’ve managed to secure a teaching gig. You feel fantastic – fully prepared and knowledgeable. Yet also slightly daunted at the prospect of...

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Profitable Yoga? 12 Surefire Ways Yoga Teachers Can Make Money

12 surefire ways yoga teachers can make money What is profitable yoga? In recent years, yoga has grown into a booming business. It’s no surprise that the demand for yoga teacher training courses has gone through the roof. While it’s wonderful that so many more people...

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Pranayama 101: techniques and benefits of breathing

 Pranayama 101: techniques and benefits of breathing Just like running, swimming or even singing, using specific breathing techniques during your yoga session can massively improve your practice. The benefits of conscious yogic breathing extend far beyond your mat,...

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Bandhas for beginners: an introduction to the yogic ‘locks’

As you deepen your commitment to yoga and move beyond focusing solely on poses, you’ll start to come across other aspects of yoga practice including the ‘bandhas’. Here you will learn about bandhas for beginners. You might have heard your instructor or other...

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Love Yoga: How yoga helps you to fall in love with yourself

How yoga helps you to fall in love with yourself “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” Buddha Do you love yoga? You might be wondering what yoga has to do with love, let alone what it is has to do with your relationship with yourself. Isn’t...

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How to protect yourself from a yoga injury

How to protect yourself from a yoga injury  You might think that because your usual yoga practice doesn’t involve a lot of high-impact jumping or lifting heavy weights that you’re safe from injury. But, believe it or not, it is possible to injure yourself while doing...

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