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#yoga   Sep 14, 2022

How to Start Doing Yoga at Home

There are lots of reasons for doing yoga at home instead of a yoga studio, some of which include distance, busy schedules, kids, financial concerns, and health issues. The good news is you can set up ...

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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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#yoga   Sep 1, 2022

What is Ayurveda? How can Ayurveda enhance your Yoga practice ?

What is Ayurveda?In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “science of life”Ayurveda is one of the oldest known medical practices with roots based in India. It’s an alternative type of medicine that believes in...

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#anxiety   Aug 30, 2022

Yoga Nidra for Sleep

Take Charge of Your Sleep Cycle with this Meditation PracticeNot sleeping very well? If you’re having trouble with your sleep cycle, you’re not alone. Over 35 percent of Americans get less tha...

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#therapy   Jul 21, 2022

The Not-So-Secret Benefits of Sound Healing: When Music is Medicine

It’s no secret that music is old, ancient in fact. Humans have been making and listening to music for millenia…thousands of years. While the origins of music may be a bit of a mystery, it is obvio...

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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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#therapy   May 27, 2022

Top 5 Yoga Poses for Knee Pain Relief

Knee pain affects approximately 20 million people in the United States alone. And that number is going up.One of the most common reasons I hear from people about why they think they can’t practice y...

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#therapy   Apr 29, 2022

Yoga for Better Health: What is Therapeutic Yoga?

We talk a lot about the different types of yoga on the MyYogaTeacher blog, but what makes yoga therapeutic? Besides relieving stress, addressing pain, and helping prevent or cure various medical condi...

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#therapy   Mar 29, 2022

Yoga for Migraines: The Science Behind How Yoga Helps Ease Migraine Pain

Is there anything more debilitating than the sudden onset of a migraine headache? Definitely. But it doesn’t feel like it when you get one!Sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, throbbing, nause...

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#therapy   Nov 24, 2021

4 Secrets of How Yoga Prevents Spinal Deterioration As You Age

It should come as no surprise to you that joints and bones deteriorate as we age. Mainstream media would have us think that we can look and feel eternally youthful until we die. But that simply isn’t ...

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#therapy   Aug 26, 2021

Improving Lung Function: How Yogic Breathing Helps Asthmatics

With the quality of our air decreasing due to climate change, continued use of air pollutants, and worldwide wildfires, breathing can be difficult (even harmful if outside) on a good day for people wi...

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#therapy   Aug 13, 2021

Allopathic vs. Naturopathic Medicine: Why the Differences Matter for Your Health

You may not know what “allopathic” even means. That’s ok because we’re about to tell you.Why? Here at MyYogaTeacher we believe the differences between allopathic medicine and naturopathic medi...

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#therapy   Aug 6, 2021

How Yoga Works With Modern Medicine: Medical Yoga Therapy

Modern science is slowly, but surely embracing so many things from ancient Eastern culture. More and more therapists are using yoga as a tool for psychotherapy, a “prescription” for mental health prob...

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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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#therapy   Jun 5, 2021

Do This, Not That: 10 Yoga Poses to Avoid if You Have Back Pain

A regular yoga routine helps prevent, and even cure, back pain. But only if the routine is full of all the right poses.If you have a back injury or have had one in the past, some yoga poses cause ...

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#therapy   May 25, 2021

Ayurveda, Yoga & Me

Ancient medicine like Ayurveda, acupuncture, yoga and the traditional way of working on my health has been part of my life since 2017. With Ayurveda, it has been a much longer journey. I am Archana....

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#therapy   May 11, 2021

What Is Kundalini Yoga: Awaken Your Life Energy for Self-Realization

What Is Kundalini Yoga?Kundalini yoga is a combination of Bhakti, Shakti, and Raja yoga. Through Kundalini yoga, practitioners seek to awaken kundalini energy through breathing exercises, mantras, m...

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#therapy   Apr 28, 2021

Oxygen for India — COVID Relief Yoga Classes

You've probably seen that COVID is rampaging through India, tearing apart families, and leaving hospitals crippled by an overflow of cases.Image from BBC.com - hospitals in Delhi have been force...

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#therapy   Apr 13, 2021

Practice Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Relief

We've all experienced stress and anxiety at some point. It's a natural, human response to stressful situations and can even save us from danger. Sometimes, it can go deeper than that and become a full...

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#therapy   Mar 25, 2021

4 Exercise Mistakes That Cause Knee Pain (and How Yoga Can Help)

When you’re young – like little kid young, not like 20-somethings young – you probably never considered how running barefoot on the pavement through the neighborhood affected your knees.You were i...

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#therapy   Mar 23, 2021

Therapeutic Yoga for Thyroid: Helpful Poses and Breathing Techniques

Thyroid disorders are common for people around the world. Fortunately, there are yoga asanas and pranayama that are beneficial for those with thyroid disorders to relieve the symptoms. In fact, a clin...

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#therapy   Feb 23, 2021

Restorative Yoga: A Practice for Deep Relaxation

If you've never experienced restorative yoga, you're in for a treat! This type of yoga is suitable for everyone—from beginners to advanced yoga practitioners. Restorative yoga is a restful yoga practi...

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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   Jan 21, 2021

Best Beginner Yoga Poses for Sore Muscles: Feel Better Fast

You hurt. Bad.Sitting is a struggle. Standing isn’t any better. Lying down is...tolerable.Ultimately, everything just hurts.Maybe you overdid it at the gym. Maybe you haven’t worked out in...

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#therapy   Jan 20, 2021

5 Yoga Poses for Back Pain to Add to Your Practice

If you're dealing with back pain, you're not alone. More than 16 million adults experience persistent or chronic back pain according to Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute. Healthcare cost...

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#therapy   Jan 16, 2021

6 Ways Yoga Provides Natural Back Pain Relief

If you’ve ever experienced any sort of back pain, you’ll know exactly how debilitating it can be. After all, your back and all its parts are what keeps all the rest of your body parts moving.Wheth...

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#therapy   Jan 14, 2021

Recovery Yoga: How to Use Yoga for Lower Back and Muscle Pain

If you suffer with lower back pain or muscle pain, recovery yoga is exactly what you need. Yoga is a mind-body practice that's often recommended to treat both stress and body pain, using specific pose...

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#therapy   Jun 30, 2020

Yoga - A Journey to your Own Inner Self

By Shelly PiplaniPracticing yoga is a tool that sharpens the mind so that you can see the reality clearly. It is not just a stretching routine that helps you get limber. In essence the yoga practi...

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#therapy   May 15, 2020

My Therapy- Yoga

During an agitated and confusing time in my life, I glimpsed in asana practice the possibility of refuge. As the practice became consistent over the years, that refuge has gone to open something d...

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#therapy   May 12, 2020

Yoga: Your gift, to Yourself, of Awareness!

This is what yoga means to me:After spending 14 months studying yoga (900 hours advanced Teacher Training Course), I believe I have discovered what it feels like to be truly alive. My experience w...

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#therapy   May 5, 2020

Excellence in Action is Yoga

Bhavnita SharmaThe best way to live life is to be the best version of ourselves. If we can truly believe that there are no limitations to our potential, then this is really possible. Yoga has give...

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#therapy   Apr 30, 2020

Using Yoga to Treat My Back Pain

I started my Yoga journey in the year 2008 when I joined Omshantidhama Gurukula (Traditional school). There, I was introduced to yoga by Swami Ramdev. I started my practice with traditional hatha yoga...

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#therapy   Apr 2, 2020

Why Everyone Should Try Alternate Nostril Breathing

If you’ve ever practiced yoga, you likely noticed that there is a strong focus on pranayama, or the regulation of breath. Most people know the classic, “breathe in, breathe out” structure— but tho...

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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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#therapy   Mar 13, 2020

Got 5 Minutes? Try this 5 Sense Meditation!

Having one of those days where the world feels like it is moving too fast and you can't keep up? Or maybe you are preparing for something that makes you nervous (or excited!). Take a few minutes a...

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#therapy   Mar 2, 2020

The Science of the Stress Response (and how to reign it in)

How many scientific studies have backed up how relaxation can improve your health? More than we can count."The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."Sidney J. HarrisBut what is rel...

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#therapy   Feb 20, 2020

Burned out - it happened to me

Growing up, my dream was to tell stories, make people think & make a difference in the society. That's how I joined the Indian Film & TV industry as a Creative Producer & Director! Well, 12 years ...

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#therapy   Feb 20, 2020

Pain in the neck? Try these 3 desk checks to spot the culprit

How many hours a week do you spend at your desk, driving a car, or looking at your phone? Introducing TECH NECK! This is a fun term that Yoga teachers call that forward position your neck is i...

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#therapy   Feb 1, 2020

5 Ways To Open Your Mind to a New Healthy Habit

1. The 5 Whys: Your inner toddlerA goal is high-level but if it was easy, you'd have it done by now. To get a goal to stick, you have to understand why you haven't done it already.So channel y...

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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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#therapy   Jan 9, 2020

Science of Inner Balance and Harmony

by AdarshNamaste.My journey with Yoga has been interesting and fascinating. I grew up hearing stories of great Yogis and Rishis, and I always thought "I want to be a Yogi when I grow up!"I...

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#therapy   Nov 7, 2019

Get Your Voice Back Fast When You Have Laryngitis

Lost your voice? Full blown case of laryngitis where all the sound you can make is a long drawn out squeak? Here are some quick remedies that you can do from anywhere to get your voice back.Turm...

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#therapy   Sep 26, 2019

Everlasting Smile

An ardent learner and a dedicated guru, Dhakaram ji is a prominent personality who lives his Yoga. He made his mark by being an international gold medalist twice and has earned many national awards. \...

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#therapy   Sep 26, 2019

Remain Calm

My journey into yoga began as a child.Yoga was part of our school curriculum and the regular practice was fascinating and fun. Fast forward a few years, the keen interest rekindled and I wanted to...

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#therapy   Sep 9, 2019

Yoga transformed my life

I vividly recall when my mom went through a surgery and the doctor asked her to start practicing yoga & meditation. I left my corporate job to look after her and we appointed a yoga teacher for he...

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#therapy   Sep 9, 2019

Yoga as Personal Therapy

During an agitated and confused time in my life, I glimpsed in asana practice the possibility of refuge. As the practice became consistent over the years, that refuge has gone to open something deeper...

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#therapy   Sep 4, 2019

Yoga grounds me

My bond with Yoga stems from how it grounds me.I’ve been practicing yoga since my school days; my sister and I were enrolled in Iyengar Yoga classes during our vacations and we thoroughly enjoyed ...

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#therapy   Jul 17, 2019

When Yoga Heals

My journey to be a yoga teacher was completely unplanned. I was studying music and working as a photographer when my health started to deteriorate. I wasn’t able to keep up with my hectic schedule any...

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#therapy   Apr 5, 2019

Yoga as a Way of Life

Yoga was never a "new" concept to me. When I was a child, I saw my father practicing pranayama for his asthma. So, it was natural for me that when I suffered from an acute backache, I turned t...

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#therapy   Feb 11, 2019

Yoga is Self Love

“We didn't rise up from mud; we fell off from the stars”My first step in entering the deep ocean of wisdom called Yoga came during my Master’s in Food and Nutrition from Mumbai University. In the ...

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#therapy   Jan 22, 2019

When Outside Tech Meets Our Inside Minds

Technology changes all the time; human nature, hardly ever. - Evgeny MorozovHabit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. -Mark TwainDo...

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