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Thank You For Giving Yogic Life Skills to Children

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Thank you for your help with sharing our cause for quality family bonding time and the child-friendly Yoga app we are developing. We also thank you for the social sharing about "Tiki's Yoga Journey" and your moral support for app development. Yoga and meditation are not just for adults; encouraging [...]

A Kids Yoga App For Positive Social Change

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 "Tiki's Yoga Journey" has been launched on Indiegogo. Why should anyone care about the development of a top-quality kids Yoga app? Within the past few years, we started to develop educational 3D videos specifically for Yoga teachers who wanted to develop creative flowing sequences. The resulting positive feedback and [...]

A Kids Yoga App for Family Bonding Time

By Kimaya Singh Why is Aura Wellness Center spending time developing a yoga app for children and families? The benefits of yoga have been enjoyed for thousands of years. Enthusiastic practitioners have shouted from rooftops far and wide for decades, yet only recently have schools begun to integrate yoga as an educational program. Once considered [...]

Aura Wellness Center is Creating a Kids Yoga App for Reducing Violence

By Faye Martins Can creating a kids yoga app make a difference in reducing violence? Among Yoga teachers, schoolteachers, and parents, we have seen the positive changes that a steady practice can make. Children are focused, healthier, relaxed, athletic and less violent because of yoga practice. Among the many benefits of yoga for children is [...]

Yoga for Anger Management

By Kimaya Singh How can Yoga help people with anger management? Every person feels anger at some point. It is a natural emotion that has its roots in jealousy, hatred, outrage or frustration. Regardless of its cause, anger has negative effects on the body and must learn to be controlled. There are yoga poses that [...]

The Importance of Warm Ups In Yoga

By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 The importance of warm-ups, before asana practice, cannot be overstated. The number one reason why we should teach warm-ups is to reduce the chances of student injury. It is amazing to listen to educated people, who believe that experienced students and teachers, do not have to warm up. This [...]

Another Tuesday Yoga Class – Or Was It?

By Kathryn Boland There I was, in my typical Tuesday night yoga class. We were warmed up and moving into some vigorous Warrior flows. Having been on my feet all day long, my quads whimpered for mercy as I bent deeper into Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose). Ok, true, maybe my alignment got a [...]

Yoga Rx: An Ancient Discipline in Modern Mainstream Medicine

By Kathryn Boland Yoga Rx: What does it mean and where is it going? Have you noticed that yoga is coming more into our Western culture’s medical “mainstream”? Do you wonder where you might factor in, as a yoga instructor, in this trend? My father practiced for several decades as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in [...]

Teaching Yoga Poses that Reduce Anger: Hip Openers

In addition, by teaching specific physical Yoga postures that release somatically-held negative emotions, such as grief and anger, you will further support your students in releasing negative emotions and memories that are no longer serving their highest good. Anger is often lodged in the throat chakra, shoulders, neck, and hip areas. Just think of the saying, “She swallowed her anger.” When we swallow our anger, we do so by constricting and closing the throat area. When this action of constricting the throat becomes habitual, the thyroid gland may be negatively affected over time.

Teaching Balancing Holiday Yoga Classes: Tree Pose

As they stand in Tree Pose, remind them to gaze at a steady point several feet in front of them. By holding a steady drishti, or gazing point, they will be more able to balance in Vrikshasana. The primary work in Tree Pose is to continue to elongate the spine by rooting down into the earth, in order to expand more fully towards the sky. In addition, by gently pressing the foot against the standing leg, your students will feel the hip-opening effect of this balancing Yoga posture.

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