Lifestyle

In a yoga academy we can learn that yoga is a lifestyle and not a religion

  Why are we mentioning this controversial subject? Because we want you to be excited about the corporeal, mental, and emotional advantages of practicing yoga in our yoga academy. However, we also know that you may be experiencing some reluctance stemming from the belief that yoga undermines your religion and religious principles On the contrary, when you enroll in a yoga teacher training academy, you will discover that yoga encourages you to be more open and accepting of yourself and others around you. It gently nudges you into being patient and respectful of yourself, your fellow students and all beings (animals, [...]

In a yoga academy we can learn that yoga is a lifestyle and not a religion

The benefits of a yoga training in a yoga academy

  When you are thinking about improving your yoga practice or encouraging others to experience the benefits of yoga, the logical next step is to enroll in a yoga academy and become a yoga teacher. Perhaps you are wondering: What are the advantages to doing that? Continue reading to find the answer. Yoga is more than just asanas; it is a lifelong journey and way of living. With the right knowledge and guidance, it can be a very fulfilling and rewarding lifestyle. However, with the wrong knowledge or inadequate knowledge, you not only endanger your own body but also those around [...]

The benefits of a yoga training in a yoga academy

How Yoga can Help with Sciatica

How Yoga can Help with Sciatica Sciatica refers to pain that is experienced along the sciatic nerve which travels from the lower back and down each leg. Symptoms Common symptoms include: • Pain in the lower back, back of the leg, hip, rear and the severity of the pain can be different from person to person. It usually occurs at one side of the body. • Burning/tingling down the leg • Numbness in the leg or the foot • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot. What causes Sciatica? The sciatic nerve is a long nerve that travels [...]

How Yoga can Help with Sciatica

Silent Day

Silent Day As part of our yoga teacher training at Sampoorna - Yoga Teacher Training School in India, my group was offered the chance to have a Silent Day as part of the course. Initially, led by an apparent lack of study time, the answer from the group was riddled with panicky ‘no’s. But a few of us were thinking, ‘I bet this is going to be one of the most profound experiences of the whole thing’ and backed the plan. In the end we agreed to go for it and I’m so, so glad we did. One of the [...]

Silent Day

You’re the Voice

You’re the Voice Slowly, slowly, I have started to find the words, and the clarity and the volume needed to communicate effectively. I almost feel like I’ve had to learn to speak again. I’ve had to learn to look people in the eye again and talk to them from the heart. These have been the hardest things.. Continue Reading → Lisa Edwards is 52 years old and originally from North Wales, where she taught ballet. She is a publisher, writer and now a newly graduated yoga teacher, living in north-west London. You can connect with more stories about her life [...]

You’re the Voice

Pregnancy Yoga – Third Trimester

Pregnancy Yoga – Third Trimester The Third Trimester is the final period of Pregnancy from week 28 to the birth. It is a time for a more restful and relaxing practice to retain energy.. Cautions: Listen to your body. Do what feels right for your body and take rests when you need to. Before pregnancy you may have worked hard with exercise and pushed the body to limits but now is a time to use yoga and exercise to keep the body moving but not to push yourself too hard. Pregnancy is not the time to try challenging new poses [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – Third Trimester

Pregnancy Yoga – Second Trimester

Pregnancy Yoga – Second Trimester The Second Trimester of Pregnancy is from week 13 to 26. The placenta is fully functional and hormone levels balance out. Women at this stage in pregnancy are getting used to the feeling of pregnancy on their body. Cautions: Listen to your body. Do what feels right for your body and take rests when you need to. Before pregnancy you may have worked hard with exercise and pushed the body to limits but now is a time to use yoga and exercise to keep the body moving but not to push yourself too hard. Pregnancy [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – Second Trimester

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester The First Trimester of Pregnancy is up to week 13. Take it easy and adjust to changing energy levels and hormones. Cautions: Listen to your body. Do what feels right for your body and take rests when you need to. Before pregnancy you may have worked hard with exercise and pushed the body to limits but now is a time to use yoga and exercise to keep the body moving but not to push yourself too hard. Pregnancy is not the time to try challenging new poses Use relaxed, Ujjayi breath. Do not use breath [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester

The Importance of a Good Breakfast

The Importance of a Good Breakfast After not eating for a number of hours whilst sleeping, breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel Nutritionists advise: Breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking A healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your guideline daily allowance (GDA) Reasons why eating breakfast is important: Brain function – studies have shown that eating breakfast can help improve memory, concentration and productivity Improves mood, lowers stress levels Provides energy to get the body up and moving, including the organs People who skip breakfast have lower energy levels, as [...]

The Importance of a Good Breakfast

How Yoga can Help with Shin Splints

How Yoga can Help with Shin Splints Shin splints are pain in the shin bones. This pain is brought on by exercise, particularly that involves repetitive weight or impact on the legs such as running. What causes Shin Splints? Sufferers are usually runners or people who have a sudden change in activity level that causes more weight being placed on the legs. It is more likely if you are running on hard or uneven surfaces, wearing shoes that do not cushion the impact enough, being overweight, having flat feet or if you have tight calf muscles, weak ankles, tight achilles, [...]

How Yoga can Help with Shin Splints