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Himalayan Yoga Institute

  • The Divine Feminine

    Those attending my classes will remember the Durga Kriya, a dynamic pose which celebrates the feminine power, the fierce goddess within every woman. Durga is the warrior goddess, and as her name suggests, she is invincible. Durga, is the Adi Parashakti, Devi, Shakti, Bhavani and by numerous other names, she is known to be one of the most popular goddesses Read More...
  • Ujjayi Breath - Blessing or Curse?

    Is Ujjayi Breath suitable for everyone? We explain why yogis must apply caution when practicing Ujjayi and why it matters who you learn it from. Read More...
  • Subtle Yoga Anatomy

    At this time and age when people are so intensely and often exclusively focused on physical reality including their own physical bodies it can be quite a challenge for yoga teachers to get across the idea that yogic anatomy is far more concerned with the subtle energetic body than with the physical body. Read More...
  • How To Use Hands-On Adjustments In Yoga

    Posture Guiding If a student is struggling to guide themselves into a posture in a safe manner and the instructor is concerned that they may become injured as a result of their poor technique, hands on adjustments can be used to guide a student into the correct posture. Read More...
  • Self Massage in Rajadhiraja Yoga

    Place your fingertips above the upper lip, stiffen the muscles of your lips and slide your index fingers over the area underneath your nose to the sides of your mouth and then around the bottom of your mouth (below the lower lip). Read More...
  • Mysteries of Pranayama

    When practiced correctly, it introduces the practitioner to all the processes that will be encountered on the pranayama path: heightened sun energy activated by the breath retention and the sweet flow of relaxation that comes with slowly releasing the breath. Read More...
  • 13 Ways to Beat Resistance and Get Back on Your Yoga Mat

    You know that feeling when you leave a good yoga class. You’re euphoric. Every cell of your body thanks you for giving it exactly what it needs. You tell yourself, “I’m going to practice yoga forever. I always want to feel like this.” And for awhile -- three months, six months, maybe even a year [...]

  • 10 Fundamentals of Great Sequencing for Yoga Classes


    To the casual student of yoga, it may seem that teaching yoga merely means demonstrating how to correctly perform asanas. The advanced student, or yoga teacher in training, knows better. In addition to the spiritual aspects of yoga practice, there are so many other technical pieces involved. One of the most important is sequencing.
    You [...]

  • The Transformational Power of Mantra

    We’ve all experienced the sensation of being moved by powerful music. Maybe a certain sad song always makes your eyes fill with tears, a piece of classical music makes your spine tingle, or a bright, happy song forces you to dance. These experiences give you just a taste of the powerful effect mantra and mantra [...]

  • Should I Stay or Should I Go? Choosing the Location of Your Yoga Teacher Training

    First you decide to take the life-changing plunge to become a yoga teacher. Next, you must find the yoga teacher training program that’s right for you. This is no small task. One big consideration is where the training will take place. The location you choose has the power to shape your experience.
    Check in with yourself [...]


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