We've all heard sun salutations and just like the word Hatha (ha=sun, tha=moon but in our trainings, we spoke about how there's so much more meaning than that), there is also Chandra Namaskar, moon salutation.
There's something beautiful about practicing the same sequencing over and over until you know it by heart, inside out, upside down. If I really needed to, I can teach it backwards and still makes sense.
If you know me, I practice Mantras very secretly. I don't chant much in front of others even during classes. For me, Mantras are a private thing. Mantras are my prayers and I pray very privately.
On Sunday, April 19th, 2020, Taurus season begins and for many of marks more than a month of isolation, economic uncertainty, online yoga practice home schooling kids and cooking up a storm every day. We've all been through ups and downs and we still are. Some days, we rock our virtual dance party and...
Out of these three components of yoga practice, tapas is often translated as simply heat. But it extends way more than that and I find it to be one of the most practical aspect of yoga practice in daily life.
Now that you know a bit more about what pregnant students go through emotionally, let's take a look at the general rule of thumb. And I say "general" because pregnancy is just as unique in individuals as our bones.
Teaching pregnant students is always a bit anxiety-provoking if you haven't really experienced pregnancy. Hopefully, this can help you. I will discuss some of contraindications and common conditions pregnant students experience in another article. In this part one of the article, I would like to discuss emotional side of things.
I get this question quite often. "One of my students has had an ACL tear a few years ago. What poses should they avoid?" Well, in order to answer this question, it's useful to know what it is and how an injury can happen to this area.
There were a few questions about teaching online. You know that I'm pretty ol' school and teaching online is not something I recommend to anyone. BUT, desperate measures for desperate times. And there are lots of advantages as well.
This book has had an impact on me more than other books of hers. As a yoga teacher, I've told many of you who were in our teacher training programs often that the moment you stepped in front of students, you've become their leaders.