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Mantra Chanting and Kirtan

Mantra Chanting and Kirtan

Mantra Chanting and Kirtan Kirtan is defined by man as the praising of that which is exalted, the exalted being the divine. In sanskrit kirtan has a root meaning “to cut through” or in practice kirtan is cutting through the idea of separation, connecting to our hearts and the moment through sound. Kirtan involves the […]

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Yoga Mudras

Yoga Mudras

Yoga Mudras Mudra in sanskrit is translated as a gesture or an attitude. Mudras a distinct practice under the Aruvedic principles where the participant simply shapes their hands or other body parts or the entire body in a specific way in order to stimulate certain organs and internal system. Yoga mudras are considered a healing […]

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VINYASA MEDITATION

VINYASA MEDITATION

VINYASA MEDITATION Meditation is the means in which we consciously transform our mind in order to gain concentration, clarity, and positive emotional insight while calming our experiences. The techniques and practices surrounding meditation are vast but the goal is mostly the same. Meditation provides an ability for a person to cultivate a new was of […]

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Energy lock, Bandha

Energy lock, Bandha

Energy lock, Bandha Bandha means to lock, close-off, to stop. When a person uses Bandha technique, they block off the energy flow to a specific area in order to cause blood flow to that area after when pressure is applied. When the pressure is released, fresh blood flows to this area and causes and immediate […]

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Psychology

Psychology

Psychology Early modern psychology was defined as the study of the soul or mind. Yoga psychology provides for us a synthesis of both yoga and psychology and helps provide for us a clearer understanding of consciousness and human behaviour. Yogic concepts, principles and techniques play a strong role in understand psychology in the world today […]

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Vinyasa Pranayama

Vinyasa Pranayama

Vinyasa Pranayama¬† Pranayama is the practice and control of one’s life-currents through controlled breathing and meditation. This process of connecting to ones prana “breath” is the connection to one’s life force and considered one of the most important methods for achieving balance in life. Through various exercises, pranayama encourages the yogi to the connection to […]

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Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Philosophy Being the curious beings that we are, many philosophies of yoga have developed over the years just as its popularity has also soared. Our desire to know and understand the world has encouraged thinkers to seek knowledge in a more in depth level surrounding the practice, history, and benefits of yoga. The work […]

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Practice Teaching

Practice Teaching

While students learn about their own personal yoga practice, they will also learn the skills needed to share yoga with students. By learning concepts and techniques involved with teaching yoga to others, students will gain a better understanding of what it means to live a yogic life and spread the benefits of yoga to others. […]

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HATHA YOGA

HATHA YOGA

Most forms of yoga fall under the umbrella term of “Hatha” yoga. In sanskrit the word literally means sun=”ha” and moon “tha” which is representative of balance. The full word simply refers to the physical practice of yoga postures to create balance. Hatha is designed to align and calm the body mind and spirit in […]

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

  Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “arranging something in a special way”. Like yoga poses, students coordinate movement and breath while flowing from one pose to the next. Vinyasa is also the term used to describe specific sequences commonly used during a vinyasa class. Like the movement from Chaturanga, Up […]

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