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#mentalhealth   Oct 4, 2022

Announcing MyYogaTeacher’s First Mental Health Awareness Event: Making Mental Health a Global Priority

You’re invited!Mental health conditions are increasing worldwide. Approximately 13% of the world’s population suffers from some kind of mental health issue. That’s over 1 billion people. Not includi...

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#meditation   Sep 8, 2022

11 Morning Ayurvedic Rituals to Start Practicing Now

How you spend your morning can have a huge impact on the rest of your day, dictating your mood, focus, and energy level throughout. In those early hours after waking up, you’re setting the stage for h...

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#emotionalhealth   Jul 8, 2022

The Power of Ancient Pranayama and Meditation Therapy

Are you familiar with the term pranayama? If you practice yoga in a western yoga studio or only use yoga as a physical practice to strengthen, tone, and become more flexible, then the word “pranayama”...

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#anxiety   Jul 6, 2022

How Kundalini Yoga Helps You Break Bad Habits for Good

You have the power to break bad habits. Whether you feel like you do or not, you have the power inside you to make any changes you want in yourself!Willpower is the main source of drive for most...

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#meditation   Oct 24, 2021

5 Proven Ways Meditation Positively Affects Brain Behavior

Meditation and brain studies have been around, and increasing, for a number of years now. And new studies are consistently revealing more and more incredible information about how meditation positivel...

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#anxiety   Jul 8, 2021

10 Things You Should Know Before You Start Meditating

We all want that experience that experienced meditators talk about.That magical time when you’re totally and completely relaxed and in a sort of euphoric, beautiful state. It’s calm and quiet. You’r...

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#anxiety   Jul 1, 2021

Five Ways Meditation Can Start Improving Your Life Right Now

Whether you’re into yoga or not, I’m fairly certain you’ve at least heard of meditation. It’s one of the (oldest) new ways to improve your life. And people are beginning to catch on.The truth is t...

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#therapy   Jun 17, 2021

What Is Yoga Nidra: Deep Relaxation to Combat Insomnia and Improve Overall Health

What Is Yoga Nidra?Yoga Nidra is a meditation that guides you to conscious awareness of your body for deep relaxation. Despite sometimes being referred to as "yogic sleep," Yoga Nidra isn't about fa...

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#anxiety   Jun 11, 2021

9 Types of Yogic Breathing Exercises and When to Use Them

Don’t you hate it when you’re in a tizzy about something – maybe crying or angry – and someone tells you to “just breathe?”It’s the worst, right?You’re all I AM BREATHING! And they’re all “not...

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#anxiety   May 20, 2021

Why Breath is an Important Part of Your Yoga Practice

I’m pretty certain you’ve heard a lot about doing breathwork, also known as breathing exercises, before, during, and after your yoga practice.But is breathing through your asanas just something yo...

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#yoga   Mar 2, 2021

How to Practice Kriya Yoga: Pranayama and Meditation

You've likely heard the phrase "breath is life" before. And it's true. That's why we practice pranayama or breathwork. Today, our focus is on Kriya pranayama which is part of the ancient Kriya yoga sy...

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#therapy   Feb 17, 2021

How to Do a Powerful Trataka (Candle Gazing) Meditation

Trataka is a candle gazing meditation technique that uses sight to bring stillness to the body and mind. You can practice Trataka using any object—a star, a point on the wall, the ground in front of y...

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#therapy   Feb 5, 2021

The Importance of Clearing Your Chakras and Why We Chant

Maybe you don’t expect to see a chakra clearing session mixed in with yoga classes. The western part of the world tends to be more focused on outward results, and you do yoga because that’s what you w...

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#therapy   Mar 30, 2020

What Is Three Part Breath?

Yogis tend to view breath differently, and no story greater sums up this concept than hearing about the tests police offers have to take in the academy. In one of the tests, contenders are strapped in...

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#fitness   Mar 21, 2020

What is Breath Ratio breathing?

As part of our Breathing to Find Calm series, we are exploring Yoga breathing techniques that cultivate a sense of peace and calm in the body. In this article, we'll talk about the Breath Ratio!...

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#anxiety   Feb 14, 2020

Yoga Nidra Cured My Insomnia

What is the translation of Sankalpa?Click here to find out!From Sanskrit --> English!Sankalpa is a Sanskrit word. "San" means a connection to our highest self and "kalpa" means vow or...

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#fitness   Feb 6, 2020

Breath as a messenger

When I manage to successfully draw my awareness to my breath and its effect on my body, I feel one with it. I am my breath.During my second 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat, I stayed back o...

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#therapy   Jan 10, 2020

Try it! Humming Bee Breath (Bhramari Pranamaya)

Think of how your mind feels when you've got too much going on . . . you're trying to manage too many things . . .you're stressed or you're tired. Now, imagine that feeling has a sound. Maybe, for yo...

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