Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Top 9 Rules For Doing Yoga Asana

Many of today's commercial yoga centers only teach students how to execute yoga postures or asana. What most people don't know, however, is that in traditional yaga practice, there are different rules that must be followed to it more effective.

These rules are listed below. However, you should know that the group to which I belong to practices traditional yoga, as it was taught to us by our founder. You might find some that some of these tips go against what you have been taught.

1. Take a shower before yoga

Cleanliness is one of the pillars of yoga, which is why you should shower before doing your asana. A clean body supports a clear and concentrated mind, which is necessary for properly executing yoga postures.

2. Do not do yoga outdoors

Doing yoga in an open field may result in sudden exposure to a change in the environment, making you vulnerable to colds.

3. Always practice yoga on a mat

Doing yoga on bare ground may cause you to catch a cold.

4. Breathe through your left nostril or both nostrils

Do not practice asana when you are breathing only through your right nostril - it will disturb your mind and nervous system. Practice asana only while your breath is flowing through the left nostril or both your nostrils.

5. Do not do yoga on a full belly

It is absolutely prohibited for anyone to do yoga for 2 and a half to three hours after a full meal.

6. Massage your body

After practicing your asana, you should massage your arms, legs and entire body - especially the joints - very well. A good massage relaxes your mind and body.

7. After massage, do the corpse posture

When you're done with the massage, do the corpse posture. Lie on your back with your arms on your side, with palms facing upward, for two minutes. This clears the mind and readies it for deep meditation.

8. Do not do any strenuous exercise after asana

Running or practicing any sport is prohibited immediately after doing yoga. Strenuous exercise is not prohibited entirely though - you can do it some hours before or after doing asana.

9. Do not do yoga if you are menstruating or pregnant

While there are commercial yoga programs for pregnant women, for those of us who are practicing traditional yoga, women are not allowed to practice asana if they are menstruating, pregnant, or if they're still within one month of delivering a baby.

Doing yoga in those conditions can seriously disrupt a woman's body processes, and so we seriously prohibit it.

Tag : yaga,yaga asana,asana

Friday, 11 March 2011

Yoga Teacher Training - 5 Steps To Discover The Most Profitable Yoga Products To Sell

Outcome: Sell profitable products at my classes or online.

Purpose: Making a decent living from teaching yaga classes is extremely difficult unless you have 5 or more full classes each week. Selling yoga products will help increase your income.


Step 1: Get in the mindset of NOT thinking you have to sell generic yoga products such as mats, blocks, etc as seperate items. There are countless thousands of yoga sites offering that sort of stuff.

Step 2: Use your imagination to come up with some orginal, creative yoga products.

Examples of Creative Yoga Products

* Sell themed kits (e.g. Lazy Yoga: block, tie, eye bag, bolster, Bolster DVD).

*Sell yoga holidays/retreats even if you personally don't have a yoga holiday/retreat. Contact someone who does and ask for a commission per person you send there way.

*Sell personal development courses (contact someone who has a great looking course and ask for a commission per sale).

*Sell unique clothing. Whatever you do, you must stand out from the crowd. Do not sell run of the mill yaga clothes. This can be a great excuse for going on holidays. My mum taught me this. She used to own a jewellery shop and would take 2 or 3 holidays abroad every year searching for new products for her shop.

*Sell yoga products that are utterly unique. When you do that you're far more likely to attract customers from all over the world.

Step 3: Sell on eBay. eBay is still the greatest online platform for selling. The great thing about eBay is that the people are buyers. Whereas on the web 99% of people are searching for free stuff.

Step 4: Sell on your website.

Step 5: Find other outlets to sell your unique yoga products!

Tag : yaga,yaga products,yaga teacher,training

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Healing the Body With Yoga

The yogic practice has been exercised by people all over the world and it has been there since ancient times. This was the collection of exercises developed in the east but because of its benefits yoga has been hugely accepted almost all over the world. The practitioners all over the globe take it as a routine exercise but only few know the actual and total benefits of performing yogic exercises. The exercise has two sides of benefits: spiritual and physical. Both are important for the complete development of a human body. When performing exercises the body becomes independent of worldly affairs and the mind gets refreshed with new and positive thoughts about the life. It gives a new life to the sub-conscious mind which is responsible for most of the thinking by the mind. The exercise of yaga takes away the destructive affects from the human body and helps in releasing the energy within the body that makes the mind and the body to work in the positive way.

Other than the above mentioned benefits of yogic practices, it also helps in balancing the hormones of the brain and metabolic rate that is very essential for the development of the body physically. One of the recent benefits of yoga that has come up on the horizon is that it helps in reducing extra weight which is very good for people who are suffering from obesity. It is also helpful in resisting the process of aging as it makes the body to stay fit healthy and young for a very long time.

Tag : yaga,hatha yaga,body,healing