By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed How important is it to teach your students about setting an intention? Teaching Yoga to new students can be both enormously satisfying and intimidating. At first, you may feel overwhelmed at trying to introduce the entire system of the physical postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to a group of new [...]
One of the primary hand mudras practiced in Yoga schools today is Anjali Mudra. This mudra is a gesture of greeting and offering. It is the classic prayer position of most religious traditions. When greeting a person, Anjali Mudra is often accompanied by a verbal greeting of "namaste." Namaste literally means: "the divinity in me greets and honors the divinity in you." This is one of the core fundamental aspects of Yoga practice, the ability to see the divine energy coursing throughout all of creation.