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#yoga   Jul 22, 2022

11 Common Yoga Questions (and Their Answers)

Most of us have questions before or when we start practicing yoga! That’s normal. As a matter of fact, as you grow in your practice, the amount of questions doesn’t really get smaller. They just get d...

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#yoga   Jun 9, 2022

18 Common Sanskrit Words to Know Before Your First Yoga Class

Whether you’re a new yogi or you’ve been practicing for a while, there’s bound to be words you’ve heard in a yoga class that you didn’t know or understand.That’s normal! And you’re certainly not the...

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#yoga   May 31, 2022

5 Restorative Yin Yoga Poses for Neck and Shoulder Pain

You may hear a lot about yoga for back pain, yoga for joint pain, yoga for lots of different types of pain. That’s why we don’t want to leave out yoga for neck and shoulder pain!Your cervical spine ...

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#yoga   May 31, 2022

Your Chance to Win a Free Yoga Teacher Training Course With MyYogaTeacher is Here!

In honor of International Yoga Day,MyYogaTeacher is announcing our first ever Fun Pic Contest!We want to see your fun side! Because yoga doesn’t always have to be serious. Sometimes laughing at ou...

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#yoga   May 18, 2022

Is Yoga a Religion? Why You Can Practice Yoga No Matter What Your Beliefs Are

Yes, we’re going there. Why on earth would we decide to approach the very controversial topic of religion and yoga? Because we will forever maintain that yoga is for everyone, no matter what you bel...

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#yoga   May 11, 2022

5 Yoga Poses for Older Women: Yoga for Women Over 50

Yoga is for every body. And that’s just one of the wonderful things about it! Another wonderful thing is there are specific yoga poses for women, men, children, disabled people, seniors. A yoga ...

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#yoga   May 3, 2022

Celebrate International Yoga Day 2022 With MyYogaTeacher - FREE Sessions for All!

The MyYogaTeacher team is so excited to announce that we’re celebrating International Yoga Day by offering some very special FREE sessions!(Keep reading to learn more about them and sign up!)The f...

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#yoga   Dec 23, 2021

5 Reasons Couples Should Do Yoga Together

It’s not new news that relationships of any kind can be challenging. Sometimes in good ways and sometimes bad, but either way, we grow and learn.Friendships, relationships with parents, siblings, co...

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#yoga   Dec 15, 2021

6 Benefits of Private Yoga for Beginner Yogis

Whether you’re going to the gym for the first time or the millionth, working out around a lot of people can be intimidating and uncomfortable for many people. As a matter of fact, upwards of 40% of th...

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#yoga   Oct 27, 2021

Holistic Healing for Turbulent Times: How Yoga Can Save Our Schools

Approximately 7% of children between the ages of 3-17 suffer from anxiety. Depression affects about 5% of American children and adolescents.During the ages when kids are supposed to be being...well,...

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#yoga   Sep 27, 2021

7 New Yoga Trends Popping Up Around the Globe

Here at My Yoga Teacher, we’re never bored by yoga. There’s always something new to learn, a yoga pose we haven’t mastered yet or meditation practices that can get even better.However, we understand...

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#yoga   Aug 24, 2021

How to Create Your Own Group Class on MyYogaTeacher

You can now create your own online yoga studio - the classes you want, at the times & days you want, open for the entire community to enjoy! You might be wondering - how does this work?Well, w...

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#yoga   Jul 22, 2021

5 Reasons MyYogaTeacher is Perfect For Busy Executives

Here at myYogaTeacher, we totally understand how busy people get. Your life is so full! Full of work, family, friends, and...well, living.Maybe it’s also full of stress, time constraints, and bu...

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#yoga   Jun 30, 2021

What Is Iyengar Yoga: Improve Body Alignment With Long Poses & Props

What Is Iyengar Yoga?Iyengar yoga is the practice of pranayama and asanas that's combined to emphasize body alignment, planned sequencing and timing, and the use of props like blocks, straps, bolste...

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#yoga   Jun 23, 2021

What Is Yin Yoga: Long Holds, Props, and a Wealth of Benefits

What Is Yin Yoga?Yin yoga is a very slow-paced style of yoga where poses are held for a long time — anywhere between five and twenty minutes — to target and stretch deep connective tissues like tend...

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#yoga   May 27, 2021

myYogaTeacher has a New Look and Feel!

We've upgraded our website. First – What's the same?We are who we've always been. Your classes and teachers will continue to give you the best, most authentic yoga experience possible!Th...

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#yoga   May 21, 2021

What is a Community Created Class?

Community Created Classes are group classes created by the myYogaTeacher community. You, other students, and MYT teachers can create these classes.How Does it Work?You click the "Suggest Class...

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#yoga   May 18, 2021

Hatha Yoga: What It Is and How It Balances Mind and Body

Hatha yoga is any style of yoga that focuses on attaining balance through pranayama (breath) and asana (body). It's an umbrella term that contains yoga styles like Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Iyengar, pow...

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#yoga   May 4, 2021

Yoga 101: What Is Yoga? Everything You Need to Know Before Getting Started

What Is Yoga?Yoga is an approach to physical and mental health and wellbeing that has been around for thousands of years. According to Sadhguru, the word "yoga" means "that which brings you to reali...

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#yoga   May 2, 2021

What is 'Yoga with Friends'?

Yoga with Friends is a healthy way for you to stay connected with friends, by doing a private group yoga class online.Each Session Feeds Food Insecure ChildrenFor each paid Yoga with Friends s...

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#yoga   Apr 27, 2021

5 Ways Yoga Specifically Benefits Women

Nothing against men or anything, but women go through way more changes throughout their lives than men do. Physiologically, mentally, and emotionally.That’s what happens when you’re the source of ...

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#yoga   Apr 20, 2021

What Is Gentle Yoga + Styles and Poses to Try

If you're injured, have limited mobility, want an easy and soothing practice, or are just a bit older and need to be careful with your movements, gentle yoga might be a great option for you. Gentle yo...

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#yoga   Apr 2, 2021

It’s More Than A Symbol: Yin and Yang in Yoga

Not that anyone wants a history lesson, but the ancient Chinese yin and yang symbol is more than just a cool wallpaper for your computer.Or poster on your wall (if you were born in the 80’s).T...

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#yoga   Mar 30, 2021

Yoga with Friends - full launch with pricing & charity!

The soft-launch and test for Yoga with Friends is over. The pricing is going live soon.Everyone has loved their Yoga with Friends sessions, so now we've made it sustainable. Here's what's happenin...

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#yoga   Mar 18, 2021

What Is Ashtanga Yoga? Explaining the 8 Limbs

Sometimes yoga words can be complicated. Especially if you’re a new yogi.Complicated words and descriptions mean people get overwhelmed and uncomfortable when they think about doing yoga. And that...

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#yoga   Mar 9, 2021

Iyengar Yoga: Alignment, Balance, Strength, and Flexibility

In this class from Pranjal Joshi, we invite you to explore Iyengar Yoga. B.K.S. Iyengar believed that achieving balance in the body will be reflected as balance in the mind. While Iyengar Yoga isn't a...

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#yoga   Mar 4, 2021

Kundalini Yoga: The Path to Enlightenment

Most Westerners probably aren’t aware of the various different types of yoga and meditation practices.The language can be weird to us and hard to pronounce. The concepts are unfamiliar to those wh...

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#yoga   Feb 25, 2021

5 Reasons Why Kids May Need Yoga More Than Adults

In a world where parents are all hustle and bustle and go, go, go, it’s no wonder our children are stressed out, anxious, and have zero self awareness.They don’t have time to be self aware!Anx...

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#yoga   Feb 25, 2021

About Membership with myYogaTeacher — FAQ

Is there a contract?No, the Standard Membership is month-to-month and there is no contract. You can cancel any time. For your convenience, your membership will auto-renew at the end of the...

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#yoga   Feb 24, 2021

Your First Online Yoga Class: start here

Never practiced yoga online before? Don't worry, you'll learn everything you need to know here.But first, if you've never practiced yoga before period (as in never practiced online OR offline)...

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#yoga   Feb 24, 2021

Never done yoga before? No worries, start here

A lot of people want to try yoga but feel intimidated. We have the idea that it's going to be a bunch of fit and flexible people watching me fumble around on the mat. . . . Not exactly something...

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#yoga   Feb 24, 2021

What to Bring to Your First Yoga Class

Yoga mat (for cushion, support, and better traction)Bottle of water (to stay hydrated and eliminate toxins)Small towel (to wipe away sweat and help you keep traction on the mat)Good to have bu...

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#yoga   Jan 20, 2021

How To Find The Best Yoga Teacher for You

Most people don't know this, but finding the right yoga teacher for you is the most important part of building a regular yoga practice.And having a regular yoga practice is the only way to s...

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#yoga   Jan 20, 2021

MYT 2020: A Year in Review

2020 was a crazy year for all of us. We had a lot of ups and downs.Here, I'm going to share with you what 2020 looked like for the MYT Community at large:If you consider yourself a b...

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#yoga   Dec 29, 2020

Things I Wish I Knew Before Beginning My Yoga Journey

Hindsight is always 20/20, right?We think so too. But we would’ve really liked to learn a few things from others before making our own mistakes – or assumptions.That’s one of the reasons we of...

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#yoga   Dec 3, 2020

The Benefits of Membership

In case you're wondering about the benefits of Membership with myYogaTeacher — I'll sum them up for you here:You get Unlimited Large Group Classes (LIVE) — so you can take as many classes as you...

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#yoga   Nov 7, 2020

Yoga with Friends

Book Yoga with Friends — freeYoga with Friends just launched. We haven’t even had a chance to promote it. But it’s quickly becoming one of our most popular offerings!It’s ess...

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#yoga   Oct 20, 2020

Exploring the Benefits of Live Online Yoga Classes

Yoga has skyrocketed in popularity in the United States and around the world. Go into any mid-sized city in the U.S. and you're likely to find at least a handful of studios offering classes for a rang...

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#yoga   Oct 20, 2020

Privately Powerful: 3 Eye-Opening Benefits of Online Power Yoga

Times they are a-changing.The days of sweating it out in a yoga studio or gym with a group of people you may not even know have passed us by. (Deuces, overpriced gym membership)Power yoga te...

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#yoga   Sep 28, 2020

Lawyer turned Yogi

It was the year 2006 when I passed the 12th grade and chose to study law (a regular professional course), as expected from a girl who is from a middle class family in India. An added advantage was tha...

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#yoga   Jul 27, 2020

Journey of Yogini

I discovered yoga 15 years ago while in high school , yoga was a part of curricular activity during my school days . I was unaware what yoga really is? I thought it's just for flexibility and moldin...

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#yoga   Jun 29, 2020

Yoga – A companion for life !

Having seen a loved one go through a terminal illness in my family, I, very early in my life, realized the importance of maintaining good health for living a happy and fuller life. I suffered fro...

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#yoga   Jun 20, 2020

International Yoga Day!

We're celebrating International Yoga Day this weekend! So you'll see a bunch of special classes (for this weekend only)!You see, the purpose of International Yoga Day is to raise awareness of th...

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#yoga   Jun 3, 2020

Letter from Jitendra (CEO and co-founder of myYogaTeacher)

"If you want to reach your goals, the WHY is always more important than the HOW."This letter to you isn't short but you'll want to read it. Because it could be the start of a life-changing process for...

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#yoga   May 19, 2020

Begin Again

By AnushaBeing professionally a Doctor my yoga journey started a little over a decade ago, just with Asanas or physical postures. That was irregular too. Since balancing profession and passion was...

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#yoga   May 15, 2020

The Direction of Yoga

There was an immense surge of energy and a sense of lightness in being me. I was dripping like it was hot summer. I was so aware of my body, my mind, and my breath. I wanted more of it. There was th...

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#yoga   May 12, 2020

When Yoga became the Aim of my Life

After suffering from TB and pneumonia for almost a year, I remember feeling desperate to get out of this miserable condition. Till this date I’d never practiced yoga, only heard it could cure and br...

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#yoga   May 12, 2020

Turning my whole life around with Yoga

Prior to writing “Ramayana”, Valmiki was known as Ratnakara – a highway robber. It is said that he obtained knowledge by repeating the name of Sri Rama in the reverse. The story narrates the glory o...

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#yoga   May 8, 2020

What Style of Yoga is Right for Me?

Starting out on your yoga journey might leave you feeling lost. Beyond where to find your yoga instruction (a studio? online?), you have to navigate what type of yoga is right for you. Here, we’ll...

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#yoga   May 5, 2020

When Yoga happened Suddenly...

By Priya My first exposure to yoga was when I was in grade, during a summer camp.I was awestruck, watching the instructor demonstate different postures. I thought jalaneti (water-based nasal c...

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#yoga   Apr 23, 2020

Finding Yoga in the Heart of Winter

Before we dive into the article, I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Charlotte, and I’ll be writing some blog posts for MyYogaTeacher.com. I’m beyond excited to share my words with you, starting wit...

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#yoga   Apr 22, 2020

Let your yoga begin

My yoga journey started a little over a decade ago, just with asanas or physical postures. And now, it's become a way of living for me and my family!Asanas are just one aspect that most of us ...

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#yoga   Mar 18, 2020

How to setup at home for your online group class!

Congratulations! You've signed up for an online group class with us. Are you excited about seeing new faces or the chance to find peace at home? Haven't signed up yet for a FREE group class? CLICK...

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#yoga   Mar 14, 2020

Free LIVE Online Group Classes

We are offering Free Group Classes[CTA-FREECLASS]At MyYogaTeacher our fundamental mission is to help people.It seems like there is a lot of confusion, panic and uncertainty with th...

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#yoga   Feb 25, 2020

Our body is a temple

Since I was a kid, I wanted to avoid the problems I saw in others. I remember hearing people say that medications and pills had side effects or after they went through surgeries or operations that the...

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#yoga   Feb 25, 2020

Real People, Real Talk: Curious about myYogaTeacher?

You might be just getting to know us. And we're happy you are here. We're dedicated to improving the lives of every student on our platform. We know this sounds big and maybe just a little over th...

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#yoga   Feb 20, 2020

Elemental, chemical and energetic shifts

I was introduced to yoga at my dance classes as my teacher used to incorporate yoga in our warm up routines. I wanted to increase my flexibility and strength to be a better dancer, so I decided to enr...

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#yoga   Feb 10, 2020

Not Just Yoga

Early Days I grew up watching my father's Yogic practice. He would get up at 4:30 am and practice until 6:30 am. This initial observation became part of my learning Yoga with him, which I started ...

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#yoga   Jan 20, 2020

A Teacher and Practitioner

I have done many things in my life. I come from sports (cricket), acting, modelling, and have been an entrepreneur. I am now a practitioner and teacher of Traditional Classical Hatha Yoga, Viny...

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#yoga   Jan 18, 2020

Why we started myYogaTeacher

Having started 3 companies, I believe, there are two kinds of startup ideas.First, there are ideas that make intellectual sense – I mean ideas where you can think of a need, talk to customer...

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#yoga   Jan 9, 2020

A Resort in Kerala Changed My Life

from CharuWhat is your first yoga memory?Seeing a group of foreigners attending a yoga class in the wee hours of the morning, at an upscale resort in the backwaters of Kerala. It thrilled me to se...

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#yoga   Jan 3, 2020

Yoga is for any age and any body shape

by SheenaNamaskaram.I was introduced to yoga by my mother at the age of around 14 or 15 as I was a chubby girl. She used to make me watch an Indian yoga guru, Baba Ramdev, morning yoga s...

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#yoga   Dec 13, 2019

The Physics & Chemistry of Yoga

It was an overwhelming experience for me to direct people into Yoga - into knowing themselves, their bodies, their breath.It even took me a while to sink into that amazing feeling of Yoga. I can't...

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#yoga   Dec 13, 2019

The Best Moment of My Life

When I was pregnant with my first child, I wanted to do something for my body. But workout options were limited so I decided to try prenatal yoga. I’ll never forget my first class. When I walk...

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#yoga   Dec 13, 2019

I was destined to be Yogi

When I was young, I would see my parents wake up early and exercise. This was how they kept their body, mind and spirit healthy and fit. As the youngest in the family, I always looked to my elders as ...

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#yoga   Nov 14, 2019

Yoga Gave Me Everything

from Shivayogi My name is Shivayogi, but I don't know why my parents named me that. When I decided to enter into the world of Yoga, my parents actually stood against me. They were not confident in...

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#yoga   Oct 28, 2019

Our myYogaTeacher Conference in Goa!

It's not every day that our teachers and team get together face-to-face so when we do, we do it right! This year the whole team (minus a few teachers who were dearly missed!) met in the sunshine p...

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#yoga   Aug 30, 2019

What are the 5 Yamas?

Because our teachers are our greatest source of knowledge, let's see how Geeta explains the Yamas: The Yamas are practices in how you treat others in your environment. Sometimes these Yamas ar...

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#yoga   Aug 6, 2019

The Simple Guide to the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Yoga is comprised of 8 parts, and each part matters. Asana, which we often think of as Yoga, are the postures we do in a class. You’ll notice Asana is only 1 part!Don’t be intimidated by the S...

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#yoga   Jul 17, 2019

Destiny Has Plans

Yoga was a mere form of exerciseWhen I was a kid I used to practice few yoga postures (asanas) which my grandmother demonstrated and I liked. Going forward as a teen, I used to practice sun sa...

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#yoga   Jul 9, 2019

A Seed Waiting To Be Planted

My first brush with “yoga” was during college. I had signed up for an evening class that I would attend regularly, with much gusto. I recall asking my teacher where she learned yoga. Not one to rememb...

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#yoga   May 8, 2019

Finding My Cup Of Tea

RachanaaAs a kid, I suffered constantly from wheezing and asthma. When I was 12 years old, I was asked to run at the playground. When I gave up and informed my teachers about my health problems, I...

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#yoga   May 8, 2019

Yoga Connects Me With My Childhood

Since the age of 16, when my mom started to practice Yoga every morning following Baba Ramdev, I have been intrigued by the ways and wonders of it. Those were the beginnings of Yoga in modern society ...

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#yoga   May 8, 2019

Now, I Follow Yoga

I have been practicing for over 15 years but I haven’t always done yoga. In fact, growing up I was forbidden by my conservative grandmother to do yoga. I was a skinny person until I had children. On o...

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#yoga   Apr 3, 2019

Starting from the Lowest Rung

GeethaCertified yoga teacher from Krishnamacharya traditionQCI certified Level 2 Yoga Teacher RYT-500 registered with Yoga AllianceSomeone asked me “How did Yoga come to your life? Did you cho...

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#yoga   Mar 17, 2019

International Yoga Festival

This March, I had an opportunity to attend the 2019 International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, India. It was my first time visiting Rishikesh and, needless to say, it was an experience to remember. \...

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#yoga   Feb 8, 2019

Yoga is Passion

My story is pretty ordinary but I have strong pillars of parents and friends who helped me through my yoga journey. I started learning yoga at age 18, right after high school. I just wanted to lea...

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#yoga   Jan 30, 2019

When Yoga Happens Suddenly

I had a career in the software industry for almost 14 years achieving the highest rung in the career ladder and traveling across many countries. However, for me, finding Yoga happened all of a sudden....

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#yoga   Jan 26, 2019

myYogaTeacher mission & culture

Our mission: Improve physical and mental well being of the entire planetOur commitments to each other1. Genuine care for our customers: Be nice and gentle with the customer. Listen to them b...

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#yoga   Dec 25, 2018

Teachers conference

Update: 1/3/2008 - Amazing conferenceWe met with so many great teachers with a so many amazing stories. Thank you all for joining us and for inspiring us on this project. Great to see so much exci...

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