Yoga is booming in popularity across the world as never before. This can be attributed to the ease and flexibility that yoga provides, and the multiple benefits it brings to its practitioners. No wonder, several young and energetic practitioners are taking up advanced Yoga Instructor Certification to set up schools of their own. If you indulge in some focused physical activity in the morning – be it yoga or something else – you’re more apt to continue in a healthy vein all day long. If you cultivate it as a daily habit, you will soon notice a wide variety of changes to your body, mind, and much, much more. And what better choice than some smooth yoga poses that can help you fully wake up, stimulate the body’s blood flow, balances the hormonal system and kick start the daily detox process?! A mere five-minute training window can change your whole […]
If you are planning to join a yoga teacher training and intend to make yoga an integral part of your daily regimen, you might well be wondering about the optimal time of day for yoga practice. The good thing is that there is never a bad time to practice yoga! What’s more important is that you practice yoga regularly — as both morning and evening practices offer a lot of benefits. Whether you do it right after you wake up or before going to bed, the time of your yoga practice is entirely up to you. Just keep in mind that you don’t want to stimulate your body before retiring to bed, so a certain understanding on which asanas to choose at what time of the day is essential. Choosing the time of day to practice can depend on many different factors. The yoga practice sessions can be planned in […]
While most people take up yoga training for its physical benefits, the practice of yoga can benefit us in various other ways. Yoga is deeply rooted in spirituality and many of the postures have deeper objectives that go beyond simple stretching and strengthening of muscles. The holistic effect that is attained through yoga enables practitioners to not only improve their physical strength and flexibility, but also their emotions, mentality and concentration. This ancient science goes far beyond the mere physical aspects, by way of deepening the connection between mind, body and most important of all, the spirit. The spiritual aspect of yoga can help yogis develop integration of the inner being as well as oneness with the Supreme Consciousness. And it all starts with the body and the asanas or postures. In yoga, the nature and environment that surrounds us is essential, witnessed in the many Sanskrit and English terms […]
Breathing is the very essence of life and the first thing we do when we enter this world and the last thing when we depart. In between, our bodies absorb roughly half a billion breaths. Apart from sustaining life, the mind, body and breath are so intimately connected that they deeply influence each other. The way we breathe is influenced by our state of mind, and in turn our thoughts and physiology can be influenced by our breathing. Deep breathing practices advocated in advanced yoga training can have a positive impact on our physiology, both body and mind. For thousands of years, Yoga and Ayurveda have employed breathing techniques (pranayama) to maintain, balance and restore physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It results in several physiological benefits, achieved through the control of respiration. The benefits of a regulated practice of simple, deep yogic breathing include: Muscle Relaxation Increase in energy […]
If you have been thinking about getting certified in teaching yoga, the sheer volume of schools available now will leave you dumbstruck. These schools have created a huge volume of marketing material and flooded it where most new aspiring yoga teachers go to find schools, the internet. Due to the advancements in networking and communication capabilities of the internet, any school can get the best marketing teams to make their newly built school look better than seasoned schools with clever marketing tactics. We have compiled a list of some tips to help you choose the best school for your YTT Program. Experience Of The School When you are planning to take up the YTT course, the experience of the School can influence your learning tremendously. Make sure that the school you choose has been running for a minimum of five years. As the only prerequisite to opening a yoga teacher […]
Many yoga teacher training courses will train you in how to teach classes - which is the main requirement for a successful teaching career - but they will teach you nothing on finding a teaching position, private lessons, or the many opportunities outside of the yoga studios.
At the Himalayan Yoga Institute, we also provide tips and information on how to build a yoga teaching career and earn a living.
Meditation is a wonderful way to make contact with the soul. It cultivates the mind and refines it gently and with love. Just as our body needs care, so too our soul requires attention, care and mindfulness.
Only you decide whether to listen to your soul in order to lovingly and consistently integrate it into your being. For this, constant mental hygiene, which can also be called "soul care", is of great importance. Meditation is an invaluable tool of mental hygiene and prepares the pathway to our soul. Singing also lifts the mind and connects us with soul, especially devotional singing and kirtan.
During the last yoga teacher training in May 2018 we had a grand time and here we share some pictures that will help you get a feeling of how and where we visited and spent time. Every afternoon students have some 3 hours to go to the beach, swim and frolic in the sea. Students can also study in the Mediterranean gardens enjoying the view of the sea.