Sunday, 1 February 2015

Yoga Teacher Training In India

When we talk about learning yoga our mind diverts to India as the country is believed to be the place where yoga took birth and emerged into different forms or styles on which yoga teacher training in India is based in today world.
The most popular styles of yoga on which different yoga institutes, schools and academies are based are Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga.
The Apar Yoga academy, a Yoga Alliance USA registered yoga academy provides yoga teacher trainingin India in both styles the Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. The academy is established by and as well is running under the supervision of great yoga masters who have completely devoted their life to practice and teach yoga for the betterment of whole mankind.
The teaching here is not only authentic ( as described in Vedas) and certified but also accompanied with other facilities for the yoga students like comfortable stay in hotels, vegetarian Indian meal with seasonal fruits and healthy snacks and ayurvedic massage, etc. Also various activities like sight-seeing, trekking and river rafting are arranged for the students.
The yoga alliance certified yoga teacher training program of the academy makes you eligible to become a certified yoga instructor. On the basis of this certification you can teach yoga in any part of the world. The certified yoga teachers are preferred over non-certified yoga teachers in many yoga schools, academies and studios.
The Apar Yoga academy is proud of being located in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh which is also called ‘’yoga capital of the world’’ is full of natural beauty that includes great Himalayas and the sacred river Ganga. So the natural climate around the academy further helps to calm and relax the body so that is can be perfectly aligned to yoga to reap maximum benefits of yoga teacher training.
The training is conducted in the ashrams of academy in true yogic environment. The registered as well highly experienced yoga masters teach the students and make them practice under their supervision through the entire teacher training program.
The students are divided into small batches, around 10-15 in each batch. The small batches help both the instructor and the students. The instructors get the sufficient time for each and every student and the students also get the required time to clear their doubts and discuss their difficulties.

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.