5 Things Yoga Teachers Should Know

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Author: Ram Bhakt I took my first yoga class at the age of 25 to get help for my back pain so to say that I knew I wanted to be a yoga teacher from the start would be false. Yoga is something I grew to love after years of practice. I would take classes…

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How I Balance Yoga and Responsibilities

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  Author: RAM BHAKT I recently asked members on my email list what their biggest obstacles are when it comes to yoga. One of them brought up a really good point about balancing life + yoga. Here’s what she said:  “My biggest challenge in becoming a yoga teacher is keeping up with my practice. I’m currently a…

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Yoga Beginners FAQ

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Answers to common yoga questions What does Yoga Mean? To seek to understand your true nature by calming the mind is yoga in practice. When the mind is calm, you experience your true nature as the witness to all the activities of life. To perceive reality clearly and without bias is one goal of yoga….

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Varieties of Yoga Practices

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These are some of the less commonly known yoga practices that we study in our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Give them a try sometime 🙂   Pranayama Pranayama is the practice of observing, lengthening and controlling the breath or life-force in the body and mind. The mind and the breath are intimately connected. You can…

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Our Healing Yoga Style

There are some distinguishing characteristics to the Integral Style of Hatha Yoga that is taught in our yoga teacher training course. * yoga should be energizing and help you to feel relaxed and at ease for the day, not exhausted * we practice classical postures that have specific benefits and are helpful for meditation *…

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Speciality Workshops @ CSULB Dance

Yoga and Self-Care & The Healing Power of Yoga and Ayurveda   We hold two Sunday weekend workshops per semester in the Cal State Long Beach Dance Center. In the first weekend we will review the basics of Hatha Yoga or physical yogic approach to health maintenance and self-healing. In The Healing Power of Yoga and…

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Yoga for Asthma Community Project

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Yoga and Ayurveda for Asthma We started a 4-week community program introducing Yoga and Ayurveda (healthy eating) to children and families of the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma. We wanted to demonstrate that yoga postures, breathing, meditation, and health education could offer useful tools for managing symptoms of asthma in children. View the…

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What is Laughter Yoga? And why?

Everyone needs a good belly laugh from time to time—and it’s also good for you! They say that laughter is the best medicine for the soul, and everyone knows that laughing is a great booster emotionally. You may be wondering how yoga, which is quiet and contemplative, works with laughter and why anyone would want…

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Meditation & Karma Podcast

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Experiencing Meditation Podcast Interview  Ram Bhakt on The Spiritual Voice, Episode 0091   Many thanks to The Spiritual Voice Podcast for inviting me on. I hope that you find something useful in this conversation. The text below is from Pol Cousineau’s notes. Peace and Love, Ram Bhakt ——————————————— This is an interview with Ram Bhakt (www.longbeachschoolofyoga.com)…

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