Saturday, 24 January 2015

Importance of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga


Importance of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is familiar among most yoga practitioners. It is one out of many popular styles of yoga being practiced today. It is also known as eight limbed or eight fold yoga and is designed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. It involves progressive series of breath synchronized poses. To enjoy greater benefit it is important to perform the series of poses with proper alignment and breathing pattern.
Vinyasa refers to synchronized breathing while practicing poses and progressing from one pose to another. Each move is synchronized with one single breath.

Ayurvedic Diet & Nutrition?

The Ayurveda is around 3000 year old science that illustrates some important points about our diet and nutrition. According to it we all have different unique constitution or body type so a single diet may have different effects on different people.
In other words, Ayurveda says there can’t be a single diet for a single person throughout the year or for the whole life. Ayurveda is believed to help you understand how the food in your diet interacts with your body.
Based on the constitution or body type which is also called Prakriti or their nature, the Ayurveda has given some information.

Friday, 23 January 2015

200 hour Yoga teacher training

200 hour Yoga teacher training is an international standard for education for becoming a Yoga teacher. With a 200 hour yoga instructor certification you can teach everywhere in the world. Most of the Yoga federations like Yoga Alliance, European Yoga Association, International Yoga Federation etc. accept 200 hour training as minimum standard to be recognized as a certified Yoga teacher for anyone wishing to register with them.  200 hour yoga teacher training One of the most powerful ways to instill a regular Yoga practice is to experience a yoga teacher training in an exotic setting that imprints the experience in body and mind for a lifetime.
During your training you will develop the discipline, endurance and confidence to keep your practice consistent. The benefits of establishing a regular yoga practice will help keep your lifestyle both relaxing and balanced for years to come.

Yoga Teacher Training India

Apar Yoga School providing  classical Hatha Yoga in its full depth and dimension. It is Sadhguru's vision to offer this ancient science in all its purity and make it available to every individual. As a step towards realizing this vision, he has devised the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program. In this program, Hatha Yoga will be taught as a living experience in the most beautiful ashram setting of the Apar Yoga Center, India under the grace of a living master. Upon completion of the program, trainees will have the privilege and fulfillment of bringing this knowledge to many more people.

Apar Yoga specially designed 200hrs Yoga teacher training course set of guideline by yoga alliance USA.  This course is designed to immerse students in the intensive and spiritual teachings and practices of traditional Hatha yoga – focusing on breathing, awareness, meditation and Practical philosophy to help you live a less stressful, contented and harmonious daily life. You will gain a professional yoga teacher's qualification recognized by Yoga Alliance. This course, and the qualification you will gain, will give you the skills and experience to start teaching yoga professionally. Even if you are not interested in teaching yoga, the course will help you to lead a healthier and more spiritual life in accordance with your true nature.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy can help target a Yoga Teacher Training practice to specific health concerns or health limitations. When Yoga Teacher Training is used as therapy, it has the potential to heal or alleviate a surprising range of conditions. You will find yoga therapy practices targeting diabetes, Yoga Teacher Training for depression, Yoga Teacher Training for back pain, Yoga Teacher Training for heart disease etc.
Even a regular Yoga Teacher Training practice in itself offers numerous health benefits. Many yoga teachers have experienced that people attending their Yoga Teacher Training classes often spontaneously report several health benefits from their yoga practice.
How does Yoga Teacher Training and yoga therapy create such a wide range of effects? It comes about in many ways. When practiced in the right way-with attentiveness, awareness and without strain, pushing, or forcing, yoga creates extraordinary effects on many levels. Firstly, the long, slow stretches of yoga induce a sense of relaxation and well-being, which remains even after the practice. Often, what keeps people coming back to yoga classes again and again is the peace they experience at the end of the practice and the enhanced well-being they enjoy in the days that follow.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

What is Meditation?

The rest in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have. When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens.
The benefits of meditation are manifold. It is an essential practice for mental hygiene. A calm mind, good concentration, clarity of perception, improvement in communication, blossoming of skills and talents, an unshakeable inner strength, healing, the ability to connect to an inner source of energy, relaxation, rejuvenation, and good luck are all natural results of meditating regularly.
As you go along with your meditation, you will feel the positive effect on your physical and mental health. According to some studies, this is manifested by a generalized reduction in multiple physiological and biochemical markers, such as decreased heart rate, decreased respiration rate, decreased plasma cortisol (the major stress hormone), decreased pulse rate, and increased EEG alpha (brain wave associated with relaxation). During Meditation, one goes through a state of deep relaxation, while the mind’s awareness level is increased. This results in faster reactions, greater creativity and improved comprehension.

Benefits Of Meditation:
1)  increased lung capacity
 2) improved immune system
 3) recharged nervous system
 4) reduced stress
 5)  improved memory
 6) aids in the treatment of some diseases like asthma
 7) open-mindedness
 8) virtues such as patience, selfless love and compassion
 9) increased faith in one’s life

Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in India

Ayurveda is the oldest form of health care in the world. It is considered the sister science of yoga and is said to have originated in India over 5000 years ago, at approximately the same time as the emergence of yoga. It is called the healing science of India and utilizes the blessings of nature and spirit to restore balance to the body. The very uniqueness of Ayurveda is that it does not fight with the body to control disease, but teaches us to harmonize our body and mind with the universal laws of nature, thereby removing the very roots of disease.
In Sanskrit, Ayur means life and Veda means knowledge or science, so the literal translation is “The Science of Life”. It is based on the one fundamental principle that health is the natural state of an individual as long as his/her body and mind are in harmony with nature (environment). Disease is the outcome of disharmony. Ayurveda is different from other health care systems in that it places emphasis on prevention at the root causes, instead of dealing with symptoms. Ayurveda emphasizes on the importance of food as our medicine, along with yoga, pranayama, meditation, herbal medication, and the cleansing, rejuvenation and detoxification of both body and mind.
Benefits of ayurveda
1)      The Ayurvedic herbs are holistic in approach where they aid in proper absorption and thereby good digestion. The Ayurvedic herbs are considered to be a source of refreshing energy for both the mind and the soul rather than simply the substitute of proteins, vitamins and other essential minerals. They also act as an appetizer.
2)      Ayurveda deals not merely with medical science, but also with the social, ethical, intellectual & spiritual life of man. The main benefit of Ayurvedic medicine is that it s free from causing side effects.

300 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Apar Yoga is a yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance - USA, conducts 200, 300 and 500-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training programs, yoga courses for beginners and yoga retreats in India.
This one month intensive traditional Yoga training course allows Yoga teachers to expand their knowledge and deepen their own Hatha Yoga practice. So they get flexibility perfect health, vitality and steadiness of the mind. When the mind is steady they feel inner peace and real nature.  
Once you complete RYS 200, the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, you can begin your career as professional Yoga teacher anywhere in the world. We also provide 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course to students who have already completed 200 hour course and worked as assistant teacher for at least one year teaching with at least 100 hour of teaching experience. For those who want to do RYS 500, we have the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course of two and half months. This course allows the practitioner to become professional Yoga teacher and instruct other students as a lead teacher. These courses are named RYT 200, RYT 300 and RYT 500. We regularly conduct classes throughout the year. Please check our schedule page to find suitable date for yourself.