Smriti Yoga http://smritiyoga.com Yoga Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:56:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.4 14 Most Interesting Yoga Blogs to Follow http://smritiyoga.com/14-interesting-yoga-blogs-follow/ http://smritiyoga.com/14-interesting-yoga-blogs-follow/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:42:48 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=1017 The ancient Indian discipline of yoga has been taking over the world by storm since the 80s. We are excited to resume the annual tradition of nominating the best yoga blogs on the web. This following list of selected yoga blogs celebrates the diversity, passion, hard work, yoga community and all we love about yoga...

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The ancient Indian discipline of yoga has been taking over the world by storm since the 80s. We are excited to resume the annual tradition of nominating the best yoga blogs on the web.

This following list of selected yoga blogs celebrates the diversity, passion, hard work, yoga community and all we love about yoga today. Coupled with a wealth of yoga poses and sequence guides, you will also find tips on Kundalini, Ayurveda, and even ideas for starting your own yoga blog on our 2016 list below:

1. Curvy Yoga

yoga blogs
www.curvyyoga.com

Curvy Yoga, a blog cum podcasts, is where you can listen to insights on yoga and life on the go with Anne Guest-Jelley the Curvy Yoga trailblazer.

2. Half Moon Yoga and Art

yoga blogs
www.halfmoonyogaandart.com

Yoga teacher Hannah Faulkner unites her passions on Half Moon Yoga and Art. She’s an adventurer, artist, and writer who draws inspiration from her surroundings to create an engaging blog.

3. Spirit Voyage

yoga blogs
www.spiritvoyage.com

Visit Spirit Voyage for all things Kundalini. With information and insights on yoga, meditation, and Kundalini practice, this is a great resource for all yoga lovers.

4. Daily Cup of Yoga

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www.dailycupofyoga.com

A regular, Daily Cup of Yoga‘s refreshing posts tend to feature real life pearls of wisdom about the impact of yoga on the mat and off the mat.

5. Yogi Times

yoga blogs
www.yogitimes.com

Yogi Times is rich with not only yoga videos art, recipe and travel articles complemented by interviews and to give you a broad insight into the yoga world.

6. Tara Stiles

yoga blogs
www.tarastiles.com

This is a down-to-earth blog from the founder of Strala Yoga. It contains healthy recipes, yoga tips, and wonderful life hacks. It promises an enjoyable reading for all yoga practitioners as well as teachers.

7. The Journey Junkie

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www.thejourneyjunkie.com

Allie Flavio shares her thoughts on yoga, travel, and lifestyle, accompanied by some beautiful photos. With tips on blogging and general life goals, this blog is really a place for true inspiration.

8. Yoga Basics

yoga blogs
www.yogabasics.com

Yoga Basics is a wonderful blog that will keep you updated on the latest yoga trends. Yoga Basics focus on knitting yogic principles into everyday life.

9. Rachel Brathen

yoga blogs
www.rachelbrathen.com

An Instagram favorite yogi, Rachel Brathen spends time teaching yoga at retreats around the world and in her Caribbean home of Aruba, as well as inspiring social change through 109 World; her non-profit organization.

10. The Yoga Lunchbox

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www.theyogalunchbox.co.nz

What began simply as the story of a yogi’s personal journey has evolved into a comprehensive yoga blog. Featuring stories and classic texts from around the yoga world, the Yoga Lunchbox is a great resource with a strong community feel.

11. It’s All Yoga, Baby

yoga blogs
www.itsallyogababy.com

An informed and thought-provoking blog by Roseanne Harvey, It’s All Yoga, Baby, discusses all things yoga and the relationship between pop culture and yoga. This blog critiques many of the issues facing today’s yoga community with intelligence and a big dash of humor.

12. Yoga for Healthy Aging

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www.yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com

This blog with lots of information about the impacts of yoga on the body and brain does what it says on the tin. Yoga for Healthy Aging also supports readers to maintain their health for years to come.

13. Wild Places Yoga

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www.wildplacesyoga.com.au

Articles on the Wild Places Yoga blog will help readers connect to the natural world via their yoga practice.

14. Yoga Journal

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www.yogajournal.com

As one of the most influential yoga resources out there, Yoga Journal is a stellar blog. With information about everything from meditation to yoga tips for mommies, including guest articles from prominent yogis.

These are Yoga Blogs every Yogi should visit!

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How to prepare for Yoga Teacher Training Course http://smritiyoga.com/prepare-yoga-teacher-training-course/ http://smritiyoga.com/prepare-yoga-teacher-training-course/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:31:13 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=1014 How do you know when you are ready for a Yoga Teacher Training Course? Your age or even the “age” of your practice is not a criterion when you decide that you’re ready for a yoga teacher training course. Young or old, beginner or experienced, you’ll find a Yoga teacher training course that is just...

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How do you know when you are ready for a Yoga Teacher Training Course? Your age or even the “age” of your practice is not a criterion when you decide that you’re ready for a yoga teacher training course. Young or old, beginner or experienced, you’ll find a Yoga teacher training course that is just right for you as soon as you feel you’re ready.

Here are some preparation tips for Yoga Teacher Training Course that will not only help you prepare for the first day of the teacher training program but for your entire yoga journey:

1. Read some Yoga literature so as to get familiar with the main concepts. Ask if there is a book list recommended by your Yoga training school and try to read the books before the course. During the course, you’ll be too busy with the practice and reading the textbooks will be little or no time left for extra curriculum readings.

2. Get in touch with recent graduates to know what to expect from your Yoga school: what the place is like, what you should bring with you, the daily schedule, teaching methods, classes structure, teachers, etc. Talking to the alumni, yoga teachers or other yogis will motivate and inspire you to get the best out of the training

3. Spend some time working on the asana. Start to prepare as soon as your application is successful. You can only teach to the level of your own daily practice. So, before embarking on a teacher training course, we recommend: “asana practice 6 days a week, one day of rest. Practicing with full mind and body awareness will not wear you out as you should never push your body in yoga. We also encourage you to practice ahimsa always – non-violence, in thought, word, and action.”

4. Give yourself time for the learning process. We all learn differently and in different lifespans. Reflecting on your learning process would help you understand how you learn and then improve your learning based on what you now know about yourself.

5. Prepare your notebook for taking notes in class and for journaling your experience, thoughts, inspiration, reflection, and thoughts.

Reading your yoga school’s recommended literature before the training, contacting other yogis, alumni, their teachers, dedicating some of your time to the regular practice of asana and reflect on your learning process so as to improve it, should support you in the attempt to becoming a great yoga teacher. This will allow you enjoy the experience with all your senses realizing too.

For everyone starting their school this fall, you need a big heart, an open mind, a strong body and a strong desire to learn will keep you excited all through the courses.

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10 Questions To Ask A Potential Yoga Teacher Training School Before You Enrol http://smritiyoga.com/10-questions-ask-potential-yoga-teacher-training-school-enrol/ http://smritiyoga.com/10-questions-ask-potential-yoga-teacher-training-school-enrol/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:28:43 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=1011 If you are considering enrolling in a Yoga Teacher Training School, you might find yourself filled with mixed feelings of both excitement and anxiety which is absolutely normal. But before you begin this journey, you have to feel well-prepared. Locating the right program can make all the difference. Here are some questions to ask a...

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If you are considering enrolling in a Yoga Teacher Training School, you might find yourself filled with mixed feelings of both excitement and anxiety which is absolutely normal. But before you begin this journey, you have to feel well-prepared.

Locating the right program can make all the difference. Here are some questions to ask a potential Yoga Teacher Training School before you enrol:

1. Is the training program an RYS?

For some years now, Yoga Alliance has become the major player in the yoga world, to the extent that it is difficult to get a Yoga teaching job if you do not attend a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and obtain the Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification. To get your RYT certification upon graduation, you need to confirm that the prospective program is listed as an RYS on Yoga Alliance’s website.

2. What is the training style?

Consider if the training will make you a versatile teacher who can teach in diverse settings, or if you’ll only be qualified to teach a branded class in a specific location or for a specific company.

3. How experienced are the primary teachers?

To become a skilled yoga teacher, you need to know more than a bunch of Sanskrit words and the basics of alignment. You will learn most from the knowledge your primary teachers share based on their years of experience studying, practicing, and working with numerous students. Therefore, it is important to find out how long the teacher has been teaching.

4. How many yoga trainees do they accept?

A smaller teacher training class size allows for more personalized training. Ask to talk with the primary teacher, the way you’re received as a prospective trainee will reveal how you might be treated once enrolled.

5. Is the school’s pricing fair and upfront?

The currently advertised pricing for most yoga teacher training school ranges from about $2500 to $4000. However, many schools add some extra hidden charges for manuals, workshops, makeups, accommodations, etc. Find out all associated fees with completing the program to know what your true cost will be, and to avoid surprises. Ensure the program has their pricing and refund policies in writing to avoid surprises should the unexpected happen.

6. What do program graduates say?

Review from recent graduates is the best way to source for information about the quality of the training at the school. Hearing their first-hand experience will tell you whether the program delivers what it promises.

7. How long will it take to become certified?

The key to absorption and retention is learning through sessions shorter in duration and that meet consistently (i.e weekly not monthly), allowing you to circle back to the main concepts until they stick.

8. What’s the curriculum and classroom format?

Yoga Alliance expects RYS to provide a minimum number of instructional hours in 6 educational categories. Request for the curriculum and book list the primary teacher and find out the format of classroom hours.

9. Does the program prepare you to modify the training for students with injuries?

The program should feature learning alternate variations to encourage students to participate at a level that’s appropriate for them. The program should prepare you to teach beginners, intermediate, as well as give you the ability to modify the training for students with injuries.

10. How much yoga experience is required to apply?

A program that requires no previous yoga experience for applicants should raise a red flag. It means you’ll receive a less-thorough education because your teacher trainers will have to spend extra time teaching newer students in the basics of technique and alignment.

Having asked the above questions and pondered well on the answers, you’ll be better equipped to decide which program will be the best fit for you while you prepare to become a skilled and knowledgeable yoga teacher.

Enjoy the journey!

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A Quick Guide To Yoga Alliance Certification – Everything You Wanted To Know About Yoga Alliance http://smritiyoga.com/quick-guide-yoga-alliance-certification-everything-wanted-know-yoga-alliance/ http://smritiyoga.com/quick-guide-yoga-alliance-certification-everything-wanted-know-yoga-alliance/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:51:07 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=1008 Yoga Alliance is the largest non-profit association which not only represents and regulates the yoga community but also encourages safe yoga instruction by promoting adoption of qualitative and quantitative standards. Yoga Alliance focuses on certification of both Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Registered Yoga School (RYS). However, this article is solely intended to help aspirants...

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Yoga Alliance is the largest non-profit association which not only represents and regulates the yoga community but also encourages safe yoga instruction by promoting adoption of qualitative and quantitative standards. Yoga Alliance focuses on certification of both Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Registered Yoga School (RYS). However, this article is solely intended to help aspirants learn about yoga alliance certification for teachers (RYT) not Registered Yoga School (RYS).

A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) is a certification earned by yoga teachers whose training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance Registry Standards. An RYT must complete training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS), be confirmed by RYS and keep current with Continuing Education and their annual fees.

How to register with Yoga Alliance to become certified as a Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT)

First, to be eligible for an RYT, you must complete either:
• A 200-hour yoga teacher training program at an RYS 200 or
• A 500-hour program at an RYS 500 (or an RYS 200 and RYS 300)

What You Need for Your Application
• A certificate of completion from your RYS
• The start and end date of your training
• A credit card or PayPal account to pay applicable fees

The requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance

To register with YA, you must complete teacher training at a Registered Yoga School (RYS) at the 200, 200 & 300 or 500-hour level. When you complete your training, you will be given a certificate to submit when registering with YA. You’ll also need to upload a copy of your yoga teacher training certificate which can either be scanned or photographed with a smartphone or digital camera. Save the file to your computer in a .gif, .jpeg, .png, .doc, or .pdf format and upload it to the YA website.

YA does not accept applications from trainees of non-registered schools. Your school must be registered at the time of your program completion in order to register with Yoga Alliance.

Here’s how to join:
• Create an account
• Submit a Program Confirmation Request to become an RYT.
• Once your request is confirmed, you’ll become a member. You then pay your fees and submit a review of your school.

All three components must be done to become an RYT officially.

Benefits of Joining Yoga Alliance

Your YA membership gives you access to many benefits that’ll support your work and daily life.

• Credibility
By registering with yoga alliance as a teacher, you’ll increase your credibility. By maintaining your registration on an annual basis, you may use the Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) designation on your marketing materials and website. Yoga Alliance Registry Marks have globally recognized signs of standards-based knowledge in yoga training.

• Visibility
Yoga Alliance gives the public a place to find you as registered teachers are listed on their comprehensive directory of yoga teachers.

• Education
Yoga Alliance hosts free online workshops regularly to educate members. Yoga Alliance also produces several types of publications and resources to help educate RYTs.

• Advocacy
Yoga Alliance is committed to supporting and protecting the yoga community’s freedom to teach and practice yoga.

• Community
As a member, you’re part of an international community of passionate yogis who promote and support the diversity and integrity of teaching of yoga. Hence, you have the opportunity to network and connect with other teachers.

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9 Signs You Should Take Up A Yoga Teacher Training Course http://smritiyoga.com/9-signs-take-yoga-teacher-training-course/ http://smritiyoga.com/9-signs-take-yoga-teacher-training-course/#respond Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:36:02 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=1003 Hey! You have just noticed your studio is offering a Yoga Teacher Training course. You are very much interested in joining the league of yoga teachers, but how exactly do you know if you are ready? Knowing if and when to transition from being a practitioner to a teacher is a personal decision, and sometimes...

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Hey! You have just noticed your studio is offering a Yoga Teacher Training course. You are very much interested in joining the league of yoga teachers, but how exactly do you know if you are ready? Knowing if and when to transition from being a practitioner to a teacher is a personal decision, and sometimes a hard nut. Therefore, we have highlighted below for you, 9 signs you may be ready:

1. You’re a yoga evangelist.

Do you invite family, friends and others on the street to class with you? When your aunt complains of lower back pain among other ailments, you sit her down and calmly take her through some mild yoga poses. When your friend gets pregnant, you send her an email of the prenatal yoga classes in town.

2. Your 60-minute class is not enough for you anymore.

You yearn to know more and go deeper. You want the big picture and think you’re ready to begin a home practice; that’s if you do not have one already.

3. You are over your day job.

You think of your job as that thing you do eight hours a day, five days a week, to generate funds for your yoga addiction. Now you’re suspecting it may provide the capital you need for a yoga teacher training course. And you secretly fantasize that perhaps someday, you will quit the day job and teach full-time.

4. You’ve got some business sense.

You have done your own taxes. In fact, you can balance your accounts and budget. This gives you some idea of how you’d run your classes. As a teacher, you’ll do your own bookkeeping and report your earnings each year. Don’t panic, your teacher training program, if good, will include a course unit on the business of yoga.

5. You genuinely like people.

You like interacting with people. You don’t necessarily have to be an extrovert, but being a people person will definitely help, as you’ll be in the people business. No doubts, students will feel comfortable in your class if you’re comfortable in your own skin as a leader and able to work closely with them.

6. You’re good at multitasking.

You’ll be working on multiple levels simultaneously while teaching yoga—helping a new student, modifying for a student with an injury, challenging intermediate level students to go deeper, and planning your next instructions at the same time.

7. You’re creative.

With the huge number of yoga studios springing up daily in metropolitan areas, you have to be sure you have a special interest in yoga or bringing something unique to the mix. Are you great with kids or senior citizens? Have you overcome a physical injury that makes you more empathetic and patient with students with injuries? Embrace these circumstances and grow your interests in them.

8. You are prepared to take this inner journey.

Yoga teacher training can be emotionally draining as you reveal parts of yourself previously buried. You need to brace up and be prepared for this experience.

9. You love to learn, and you’ll happily invest in it.

You will be a lifelong learner as a yoga teacher. You’ll continue to invest a good amount of time and resources in more training. If yoga teacher training course is truly for you, the benefits you’ll gain will exceed the investment you make.

That’s it! Did any of the points resonate with you? Then it’s a sign you’re ready for a yoga teacher training course. Do not listen to any whimpering voice within saying you are not good enough or your practice is not advanced enough. You’re good enough to do what you love.

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6 Reasons Taking a Yoga Teacher Training Course Can Exponentially Improve Your Health Wealth and Happiness http://smritiyoga.com/6-reasons-taking-yoga-teacher-training-course-can-exponentially-improve-health-wealth-happiness/ http://smritiyoga.com/6-reasons-taking-yoga-teacher-training-course-can-exponentially-improve-health-wealth-happiness/#respond Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:42:35 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=1000 Yoga is not only the path to health, wealth and enlightenment but also happiness. We can categorize the benefits of Yoga Teacher Training Course into health, wealth and happiness. Below are reasons taking a Yoga Teacher Training Course can increase your health, wealth and happiness: 1. It is Enhancing Because most injuries happen when the...

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Yoga is not only the path to health, wealth and enlightenment but also happiness. We can categorize the benefits of Yoga Teacher Training Course into health, wealth and happiness.

Below are reasons taking a Yoga Teacher Training Course can increase your health, wealth and happiness:

1. It is Enhancing

Because most injuries happen when the mind has wandered off to plan thinking about other things, it pays to breathe during yoga. Breathing makes you present and being present brings you into your body. Being in your body allows you to delve into the real essence of yoga, where all the relaxing, spirit-enhancing and juicy benefits are. The role of yoga breathing exercises, as an adjunct treatment for bronchial asthma is generally well recognized.

2. You’ll Be In Tune With Your Body

One of the advantages of becoming a certified yoga teacher is being in tune with your body. Your relationship with your body will become much better once you incorporate yoga into your life. It can even help contribute to helping you heal.

3. You’ll Be Happier For It As It Helps Fight Depression

Low brain levels of GABA (a neurotransmitter) are often found in people living with depression; and yoga is a GABA booster. According to a research carried out at the Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard’s McLean Hospital, healthy subjects who practiced yoga for one hour had a 27% increase in levels of GABA compared to a control group that simply sat and read for an hour. Yoga can improve mood and lower depression and anxiety symptoms drastically.

4. Yoga Speeds Nerve Impulses In Diabetes

Nerve damage is one of the major problems of long-term diabetes due to constant high sugar levels in the body. This results in the slowing down of nerve impulses, decreased sensation, numbness of feet, and poor bowel function. Can yoga help? The Yoga postures have a beneficial effect on blood sugar control and improvement of nerve function in type 2 diabetics who have mild nerve damage.

5. Yoga Brings Wealth

The last thing one should expect from yoga is wealth. Yet, when certain facts are pointed out, it becomes obvious that here is a value not to be overlooked. First of all, “Health is wealth. As we can see from the Physical Health and Mental Health benefits, yoga affects our ability to deal with the problems in our lives. Many factors affecting our day-to-day can be influenced by yogic endeavours. Not only may one acquire more wealth from good health, but one also needs to spend less upon measures to alleviate illness.

6. Yoga Is A Great Way To Destress

Aside from the other health benefits, yoga is a great way to destress. Stress has many devastating effects on the body and mind and exhibits itself in many ways like back or neck pain, headaches, sleeping problems, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate. The relaxation techniques included in yoga can help lessen chronic pain, such as arthritis, lower back pain, headaches, etc. Yoga helps develop coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life which is one sure way to happiness.

In conclusion, regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and reduces anxiety; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress; relaxes the mind; and increases concentration. If you’re on the fence about becoming a teacher, remember these benefits of yoga and take the plunge.

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Yoga Tips for Beginners: 8 tips for getting started with Yoga http://smritiyoga.com/yoga-tips-beginners/ http://smritiyoga.com/yoga-tips-beginners/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:06:12 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=994 As a newbie, there are a few essential principles to keep in mind to fully enjoy the benefits of yoga. Follow these 8 Yoga tips for beginners to get better and consistent at your practice. 1. Dress Light and Comfortable Wear comfortable clothes when going for yoga class or when practicing at home. Also, avoid...

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As a newbie, there are a few essential principles to keep in mind to fully enjoy the benefits of yoga. Follow these 8 Yoga tips for beginners to get better and consistent at your practice.

1. Dress Light and Comfortable

Wear comfortable clothes when going for yoga class or when practicing at home. Also, avoid wearing excessive jewelry or belts as this could get in the way of your yoga practice.

2. Warm-up before hitting the Yoga mat

A gentle warm-up exercise or Sukshma Vyayam will help loosen up the body and prepare it for the upcoming yoga asanas.

3. Stay committed to Regular Practice

It takes a lot of self-discipline to stick to yoga practice. Being committed will help you get better results. A good way to be consistent with your practice is to select a designated time and place for your yoga practice – preferably a quiet area with peace and solitude.

4. Pay Attention to Your Breath

Focusing on your breath will help ensure the unity of body and mind. Remember to harmonize your body’s movements with your breath at all times. Make it a point to move smoothly between poses and focus on your breath so that your body functions as a single entity. Inhale when yoga asana opens up your body and exhale when you fold your body.

5. Be Mindful of your own Limitations

You may have seen many pictures and videos of yoga practice that is perfect in every form. The truth is there is no perfect yoga pose. The most crucial thing to remember is function and not form. Don’t ever try to force yourself into an “ideal” posture that you’ve seen others perform. Your form will gradually improve over time as you increase your practice. Yoga is not a competition, so do not push yourself beyond your limits!

6. Take it Slow and Easy

Yoga should never be done in a hurry – no matter how little time you have on any particular day. Do not try to rush through postures. Remember that resting poses are as vital as the active ones, and warming up is also as important as cooling down.

Most parts of our lives are ruled and indeed rewarded by how fast we can get things done – the microwave approach. Yoga works in reverse. The slower and the more deliberate your yoga practice is, the greater the benefits.

7. Stay Light

It’s advised to practice yoga on an empty stomach or at least 2-3 hours after your last meal. Also, it’s advised to drink at least 3-4 liters of water during the day to help you flush out the toxins that are released during your yoga practice out of the body.

8. Relax to Recharge

As you finish your yoga asana practice, do not rush out or start moving about with tasks lined up for the day. It’s a good idea to lie down in Yoga Nidra for a few minutes, as this helps cool down the body and concentrate the energy produced through yoga asana practice. Yoga Nidra is very beneficial in completely relaxing the body and mind after the yoga workout.

Whether you’re planning to start doing Yoga or whether you’re already practicing yoga, it pays to keep the above points in mind. If you make an effort to integrate these 8 yoga tips for beginners into your yoga practice, you’ll find yourself progressing gradually towards the ultimate goal – being at one with yourself.

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11 most commonly asked questions about Yoga Teacher Training http://smritiyoga.com/11-commonly-asked-questions-yoga-teacher-training/ http://smritiyoga.com/11-commonly-asked-questions-yoga-teacher-training/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:40:28 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=991 Below are the 11 most commonly asked questions about Yoga Teacher Training 1. HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM? You can now sign up online using this link! Check out our schedule here, We will follow up within few hours of receiving your payment with your training welcome materials. 2. WHAT STYLE IS...

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Below are the 11 most commonly asked questions about Yoga Teacher Training

1. HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM?

You can now sign up online using this link! Check out our schedule here, We will follow up within few hours of receiving your payment with your training welcome materials.

2. WHAT STYLE IS USED AT THE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?

Using a method that balances precise instruction with detailed alignment, breath, and fluid movement, classes are carefully organized to deepen the students’ experience of Yoga. A flow of Sun Salutations and postures are skillfully sequenced, and modifications and props are used to individualize the practice for each student. Classes can be moderately or vigorously paced depending on the level of the class.

3. HOW SKILLED IN YOGA DO I HAVE TO BE TO DO THE 200-HOUR PROGRAM?

You’re required to have a little bit of consistent yoga practice before enrolling in a teacher training program. This is to ensure that trainees have a basic foundation in the primary yoga postures before learning how to teach. There is also some required and suggested reading along with that which is mentioned in the welcome letter you receive upon the signup.

4. WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?

In addition to making lifelong friends and heightening your experience of yoga, you’ll study the following topics in depth:

• Techniques and Practice
• Teaching Methodology
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Philosophy and Ethics
• Practicum
• Electives

5. WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO BE A TEACHER?

No problem! Our 200-hour yoga teacher training is equally ideal for those who want to search deeper into the study of yoga to improve their own practice.

6. CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE INSPITE OF MY INJURY/SPECIAL CONDITION?

Yes, with your doctor’s permission and release! Minor physical limitations can also serve as useful demonstrations to learn to work with students with similar injuries or limitations.

7. CAN I TAKE THIS TRAINING IF I’M PREGNANT?

Many pregnant students take Yoga training programs. But we advise all prospective pregnant students to first check with their doctor to make sure they are clear to take this training.

8. WHAT ARE THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS?

In order to graduate the program you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:

• Attendance of teacher training classes
• Completion of assignments, quizzes, and exams
• Participation in a final teaching practicum
• Completion of class taking requirement

9. IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO TAKE THE TRAINING?

Yes, you have to be at least 16 years old to enroll for the teacher training. However, if you’re between 16 and 18 years old, a written consent from your legal guardian will be required.

10. HOW MANY STUDENTS ENROLL IN EACH TEACHER TRAINING AT ONE TIME?

We only take 15 students per batch.

11. WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO TEACH YOGA AFTER COMPLETING THE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM?

With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, you’ll receive your Letter of Completion and Diploma evidencing your training which will enable you to teach. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance.

New teachers may decide to continue their Teacher Training education and participate in higher level Professional Program (such as the 300-Hour programs) as a way to further solidify their skills, knowledge, and style as yoga instructors.

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Yoga Teacher Training In Goa, India http://smritiyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-goa-india/ http://smritiyoga.com/yoga-teacher-training-goa-india/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:38:22 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=985 Yoga is one of the most famous types of physical and spiritual exercises that people indulge in to improve their bodily functions and alignment. Yoga leads to a holistic balance between mind, body, and soul. There are many benefits of yoga in general. Some of these are: • Improves your flexibility • Improves muscle tone...

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Yoga is one of the most famous types of physical and spiritual exercises that people indulge in to improve their bodily functions and alignment. Yoga leads to a holistic balance between mind, body, and soul.

There are many benefits of yoga in general. Some of these are:
• Improves your flexibility
• Improves muscle tone and strength
• Helps in weight reduction
• Protects from injury
• Improves cardiovascular health
• Helps in maintaining a balanced metabolism

While you can do yoga yourself, the benefits you get when you have a teacher at your disposal are way higher. Yoga teachers can excessively help you with getting in line with your body, amongst the many other benefits that they provide. Depending on where you live, you can choose a yoga teacher training appropriately. If you are in India and looking for a good yoga training facility, Smriti Yoga is a yoga teacher training course to look out for.

Smriti Yoga is a principal yoga school that offers high-quality Yoga Teacher Training Goa, India in a resort set up. Their courses incorporate the eight limbs of yoga and they extend this to embrace all the different types of Vedic sciences. Located in the best location, Smriti Yoga is one of the best yoga teacher training in Goa and it comes with various benefits.

Firstly, it is located on an 18 acre Ecological Organic Farm, which is amazing for both inner and outer exploration. In addition, they also offer a nourishing authentic Indian cuisine for you to enjoy. Smriti yoga has experienced and passionate internationally certified teachers and some of the best workshops for you to enjoy. However, there are limited seats available so it is better if you avail your chance beforehand.

Smriti Yoga is registered with the Yoga Alliance and their certification is accepted and respected worldwide. If you want to master the art of teaching methodology, their academic curriculum, and passionate teachers will help you do just that. Moreover, you can even become a successful certified yoga teacher by taking our course and getting the aid you have long wished to get.

People who have tried Smriti Yoga have only good and positive things to say about it. According to one of the trainees, Smriti yoga was a life-changing experience in every sense of the word. ‘It helped me get a good understanding of what and who I was, it allowed me to let go of what wasn’t useful and it allowed me to change the way I was living my life’.

When it comes to Yoga Teacher Training Goa, India. Smriti Yoga offers some of the best techniques and practices, teaching methodologies, anatomy, electives, philosophy and ethics for you to enjoy. The end result of you coming out of Smriti Yoga would be a highly trained individual who knows the in and out of yoga.

Thus, if you are looking for Yoga Teacher Training Goa, India. Smriti Yoga is your best bet. Smriti Yoga offers 200-hour yoga teacher training. We already have students from all over the world who come and join us for a 27-day residential course and as a part of their program, we cover their certification, food, and accommodation.

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6 Reasons You Are Ready For A Yoga Teacher Training Course http://smritiyoga.com/6-reasons-you-are-ready-for-a-yoga-teacher-training-course/ http://smritiyoga.com/6-reasons-you-are-ready-for-a-yoga-teacher-training-course/#respond Fri, 13 May 2016 11:01:12 +0000 http://smritiyoga.com/?p=705 6 Reasons You Are Ready For A Yoga Teacher Training Course Have you ever thought of teaching yoga? Do you aspire to deepen your practice on an intellectual, physical and emotional level? Have you ever thought of applying for a yoga teacher training course and then just felt you are not ready yet? Well, you...

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6 Reasons You Are Ready For A Yoga Teacher Training Course

Have you ever thought of teaching yoga? Do you aspire to deepen your practice on an intellectual, physical and emotional level? Have you ever thought of applying for a yoga teacher training course and then just felt you are not ready yet? Well, you may just be more ready than you actually think.

These are six reasons you may be ready for one;

  1. You want to share your passion

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been practicing for some months or several years, you have a special feeling about yoga. You just love it! You are aware of the benefits it brings you and you can’t help sharing it with families and friends. When friends suggest you go see a movie on Friday night, you discover yourself suggesting a yoga session instead. You’re eager to stay just where you are on the path and learn more because you are aware of the benefits it has brought to your health and the happiness it has brought.

  1. You’re curious about the true meaning of the word Yoga

You probably have been going for yoga classes for a while now and you hear your instructor communicating with different words like Yamas and Niyamas or Yoga Sutra and you just don’t know what they mean. If you find yourself curious about what these words mean then yoga teacher training course is for you. There you gain a full understanding of what yoga really is and consequently, you find fulfillment.

  1. You’ve been waiting for the right time

In life, if you keep waiting for the right time to do something, it just may never come. According to Yoga sutra 1.1, it says “Yoga begins NOW”. Start doing your research now for the Yoga Teacher Training course that fits your schedule. A 200 hour class in YTTC Goa is a perfect choice. There’s no such thing as ready, there is only now.

  1. Your postures are not yet strong

A big misconception of yoga teacher training courses is that they are for people with advanced knowledge of yoga or for people who can attain difficult postures like the handstand. This is certainly not true, in fact, what qualifies you for a teacher training course is your ability to listen to your body. You may be able to do advanced poses or you may not, either way, it does not define your future teaching capabilities.

  1. You want like-minded people around you

It’s so amazing when you are surrounded by like-minded people especially when it comes to yoga. There’s this energy that flows through you, an awareness of some sort of support system built between participants. If you find yourself desirous of such, then Yoga teacher training is for you. You will meet people just as inspired and motivated as you and people who are ready to give you any sort of help you require. They will be there to support you when challenges come and lift you up when you feel down. At the end of the day, you will find yourself leaving with new friends for life.

  1. You Want a Change in Your Life

Have you lately been feeling like you’ve got to do more or there’s something bigger out there to achieve? A yoga teacher training course is for you. Even though many attend yoga teacher training courses to teach and share their knowledge with others, some others attend to expand themselves and gain a deeper sense of fulfillment.

Finding the right yoga teacher training course is just as important. Yoga Teacher Training Course Goa is a perfect place for you to start. Begin now and don’t procrastinate because you are truly

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