Cultivating an internal and an external sense of abundance will help your Yoga students to resonate with the highest energy of the holiday season. A peaceful, expansive sense of abundance will also help to offset the frenetic pace of the consumer and social aspects of many holiday gatherings.
As a Yoga instructor, cultivating a sense of gratitude in your Yoga classes is particularly appropriate during the holiday season. Gratitude is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as a sense of appreciation or thankfulness. To feel a sense of thankfulness also elicits a profound sense of being blessed as we walk through the world.
To some practitioners, Hatha yoga is a terrific full-body workout, with thoughtful routines that will stretch and align all the major muscle groups. However, the expression “no pain, no gain” has no place at all in any yoga practice.
Even though yoga was "invented" and practiced by men for 1000's of years nowadays it has a huge female following. There is really no mystery why- women need the benefits that yoga can bring.
There are some contraindications to doing Downward Dog. If you have a wrist, shoulder elbow or neck injury it is better to modify it or skip the pose if you don't know how to modify. During a head cold, sinus or ear infection, eye problem or after recent dental work it's advisable to avoid the full pose because it puts your head upside down and increases swelling and inflammation and may decrease healing time.