Words Of Wisdom For Beginner Yoga Students

One of the renowned Yoga teacher shared his experience going back in time when he was a beginner learning Yoga. I have collected few bits of advice from his wisdom with an intention to help students beginning their Yoga practices. According to him as much you invest your time and energy in practising yoga postures and learning philosophies of ancient Yoga teaching, it you help you evolve, grow and shape you.
Yoga For Beginners
Be Tough To Yourself For Yoga Practices
As you’re beginning your Yoga practice, you should ignore many small things which come along your way to distract your attention from your work and focus on your practices no matter what comes your way. There should not be anything as important for you as your work out on Yoga practices. Pay your attention to know what your body needs and give your best to push yourself learning and practising Yoga. Remember, your practice will grow with you and do listen to your instructor following the guidelines for improving it as you move on each day.

Choose The Best As Per Your Needs
Yoga has many paths and each path has its own unique style and discipline and you can find Yoga teachers with specialized skills in few popular styles of Yoga. So you need to know your requirements before registering to a school of yoga to choose the style which is best for you.

Be A Childlike And Start To Play Your Yoga
Yoga is so natural that it looks more like child play than something serious for life and this is the quality of Yoga which can be explained in words. As you play more, you grow stronger just like kids.

Do not your adulthood intelligence to come up in your way to Yoga practices and let your child come out to play once again.

Be A Good Friend To Your Body
Your body is your primary tool to learn Yoga for ultimate possibility which a life could desire. No matter where you are or how you are, embrace yourself. Love your body for it is your closest friend to help you learn what you want to be.

No body is similar in any way and so do yours but if you love it, you are going to get more out of Yoga. I insist to work with your body and not against your body.

Take A Break To Have Some Space
Rome is not build in a day and so you too is not going to be a Yogi in a single attempt. Do not compare your practice with others as this will add to more hindrances rather than supporting by wasting your time on looking on others than your own.

Give time to yourself to evolve with perfection with each movement. If you find yourself stuck in comparing yourself with other then it would be good to take some break emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Appreciate Yourself For Even Smallest Achievements

Even stepping on your mat is a big step you made to see what you are going to get when you are done with your Yoga practice. Appreciate yourself with each step you take with your movement then you’ll see how much interesting it will become learning yoga when you do it more joyfully.


Time To Have A Hot Sip Of Yoga To Clear Up Misconceptions

1. What Is Yoga?

Yoga came from a sanskrit word “YOG” which means “union”. It is believed that the cause of all troubles in human life is due to disconnection of self from the supreme self or the God. Yoga is a set of discipline followed in life with an aim to re-unite the self with the universal self. It is a traditional art of living followed in Indian from very ancient times. The male aspirants learning and practising Yoga is called Yogi and the female aspirant is called Yogini.
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An Indian age named Patanjali discovered and collated the various steps of yoga in his famous scripture known as Yoga Sutra around 2,000 years ago. Yoga Sutra is a systematic collection of 195 printed statements describing ethics and moral along with several postures associated with psychic methods which serve as the guide book for aspirants as well as yogis who teach and practice yoga today. There are phrases in Yoga Sutra describing the eight limbs of Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga which are yama (restraint), niyama (observance), asana (posture), pranayama (breath control techniques), pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), dharana (concentration), dhyaan (meditation), and samadhi (enlightenment). Exploring Yoga Sutra helps aspirant to know the essence of life by abiding in the reality or truth. It is required to refine oneself from the outer world before entering into the journey of inward dimension to unite with the true self in samadhi or liberation.

Most of the people engaged in third limb which is basically coded to focus on physical exercises for body purification also known as “Bhoota Suddhi” which is essential to enhance the physical strength and stamina needed for hard course of further practices and meditation.

Pranayama is not just about inhalation and exhalation of air through nose but is a practice to control the flow of prana in the body to create a balance of energy. Prana is a vital force carried by the air that we inhale and when it’s flow is controlled, it has been seen to have a positive impact on the life of people practising yoga in a greater way. Once the prana is controlled, it becomes easier to carry on the rest of the yogic journey.

Yoga is now learned and practised all over the world and so, it became important to establish a set internationally recognized of standards or guidelines which should be followed by Yoga Schools around the world. Yoga Alliance USA is an organization established standards to teaching and learning yoga. It is good to have yoga training in schools registered in and affiliated to Yoga Alliance USA for assured yoga courses which provide maximum benefits and make the aspirants eligible to get registered and certified as Yoga Teacher.

Yoga Alliance USA Certified 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

Yoga is answer for almost all physical and mental disorders in modern life. Yoga is both prevention and remedy! People who practice yoga live a joyful healthy life encountering fitness issues far too less than those who do not practice it in their daily life. Yoga has its root in India and spread across all the boundaries through the world. Its impact on daily life of an individual is such that it has been recognised as an important activity to be included in every person’s life. This is the reason for establishing international monitoring and administrative body like International Yoga Federation (IYF) and Yoga Alliance to set up standards for teaching Yoga in its original and traditional form through very scientific procedures. Yoga schools affiliated to Yoga Alliance USA are authorized to offer various Yoga certification courses which are recognised world wide. To be a certified Yoga Teacher, one has get this certificate of Yoga instructor.
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Om shankar Yoga is affilaited to Yoga Alliance USA and is authorised to offer various Yoga Teacher Training courses as per the standard set by Yoga Alliance USA. It offers Yoga courses from the basic 200 hours YTT for beginners to advanced 300 hours YTT for advanced yoga aspirants and integrated 500 hours YTT as a combined course for people who are seeking the deepest knowledge of yoga for spiritual awareness and self realization.

200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Om Shankar Yoga additionally includes some extra activities to cultivate qualities required for the aspirants to be an excellent yoga instructor such as educational methodologies, proper interaction with students by observation, assistance and correction on even a smaller mistakes by demonstrating yoga postures and pranayama techniques as well as providing information on yoga educational enterprise. Om Shankar Yoga has supplemented these specific data through intensive understanding of physiology and anatomy which is very important and can be considered as vital for Yoga Teacher Training courses. It is expected that after completion of 200 hours YTT from Om Shankar Yoga, the aspirants will be able to distinctively recognize the bodily or physical anatomy i.e. physical methods, body organs including inner structures and components etc. and physiology i.e. different types of chakras and their locations and importance, number of nadis and their location along with functionalities and the movement of pranas, etc. as well as the energetic anatomy. Study of yoga philosophy is also an essential part of 200 hours yoga teacher training.

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training includes:

1. Hatha Yoga.
2. Ashtanga Vinyasa
3. Pranayama
4. Meditation
5. Teaching methodology.

You’ll learn yoga Postures and methods, diets, positive attitude and inner peace, yoga moves.
This is an well known fact that yoga is helping people reducing obesity and controlling weight gain, blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and stress as well as it also help in controlling heart related disorders.