Know These 10 Essential Qualities to Become a Great Yoga Teacher

The most famous and inspiring writer of America, William Arthur Ward quotes about a teacher as “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” This maxim is closely connected to the experience of teaching of Yoga. The journey of teaching yoga is lifelong learning experience as the …

Mind Control Through the Practice of Mantra Chanting

Peace of mind is one of the most precious treasures of the life. One pointedness is the essential requisition of attaining the inner harmony for the serenity of the mind. But the very nature of the mind is distracting on account of the fluctuating thought patterns. In order to bring the mind to the state …

Yoga Practices for the Management of the Sleep Disorders

Sleep is necessary means of restoration and rejuvenation of our health. The sound quality and the optimum quantity of the seep wards of the tiredness, fatigue and stress and strains of the day. Millions of the people around the world suffer from long-term sleep disorders. These are disrupting the rhythm of their lives. Insomnia is …

Yoga Therapy; Its Need and Scope in the Modern Life

Global healthcare system is experiencing the great threat from the modern lifestyle diseases which have been causative factors for the high risks health conditions such as hypertension, obesity and insomnia. Yoga is the science and art of attaining the good health of mind and body. It has been one of the means of the alleviating …

Dietetic Discipline in Yoga

Food and Lifestyle are the two important factors for the successful journey in the yogic path. Food which is conducive to Yoga practice enhances the efficacy of the success and the one which is not conducive becomes one of the greatest obstacles to the progress in the path of yoga. The ancient texts such as …

Yoga for Lifestyle Management

The practice of Yoga recommends a person to inculcate healthy lifestyle through its different limbs. The proper discipline in the lifestyle is very important from the point view of the prevention of many of the lifestyle disorders which are more prevalent in these modern days. The Curriculum of Yoga Teacher Training Programmes gives significant importance …

Yoga and Stress Management

Yoga is the most ancient psychosomatic training known to mankind to harness the mental peace and harmony in the life. In the modern days due to the advancement in the science and technology, there has been an increase in the sedentary and semi-sedentary lifestyle which have been causative factors for lack of physical activity and …

Yoga Nidra and its Therapeutical Benefits

Yoga Nidra is conscious relaxation technique which brings deep relaxation to the physical, mental and emotional tensions. It is a practice of Pratyahara which aims at controlling the sense organs from their sensory engagements. Yoga Nidra is composed of two terms, Yoga means union or one-pointedness and nidra means the sleep. It is a deep relaxation experience with awareness …

Procedure and Benefits of Bharadwajasana

Introduction: Bharadwajasana belongs to the family of twisting poses in Yoga. These postures are best practiced after the practices of forward and backward bending asana. Such poses enhance the ability of internal and external rotation of hip joints. They are also helpful in releasing the psychological knots in the emotional level Meaning of the name: Bharwadwaja …

Historical Development of Yoga

The history of yoga is not a very certain one due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the secretive nature of the teachings. The early teachings of yoga were transcribed on fragile palm leaves which were easily perishable, lost or destroyed. The Development of Yoga can be dated back to over 5,000 years …