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Heart Opening Yoga Poses

The heart area can often become contracted and even caved-in due to difficult and painful life experiences. When the heart area is not expanded, cardiovascular circulation can be compromised, neck and back problems can develop and a sense of lethargy may predominate an individual's emotional state. Yoga poses that open the heart area are great tools for releasing tension and difficult emotions.

The Problem with Teaching Yoga Fitness Classes

To keep up with the ever-increasing pace of life, will you focus on “power” or fitness yoga styles? Or will you incorporate some of the...

Meditation to Reduce Depressive States

Recent studies show that, in some cases, meditation may be a good alternative. When scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario explored the use of MBCT, or mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, as a replacement for prescription drugs, they found it helped participants regulate emotions; recognize triggers and signs of relapse; and balance their lifestyles and moods.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Poses – Beginner Seated Postures

Supported Forward Fold, Seated Twist and Fire Log Pose are all very effective Yoga asanas that are available to Yoga practitioners of all levels. Seated Yoga asanas that are practiced in a restorative manner are particularly nourishing and relaxing. Restorative Poses will also help a trauma survivor to feel held and supported. Supported Forward Fold is an accessible Yoga asana that allows a trauma survivor to relax and release a feeling of being frozen.

Common Mistakes of Yoga Teachers

If students seem to be dropping away from a class, perhaps some of the common mistakes of yoga teachers are being made. Here are some of the mistakes, and how to correct or avoid them in our yoga classes.

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