Our Healing Yoga Style

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There are some distinguishing characteristics to the Integral Style of Hatha Yoga that is taught in our yoga teacher training course.

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* 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

* this practice teaches you how to sit still and train the mind to control the body

* by longer held postures, you have time to notice the patterns in the mind

* anybody can do these poses

* practicing slower at times can allow for the internal feelings to be noticed thus deeper changes occur

* awareness of body brings about changes in awareness of eating habits and thus helps in weight loss or management

* intelligent sequences of poses

* emphasis is on therapeutics, maintenance and the internal physiology of organs and body systems (not just muscles and ligaments)

* we teach breathing exercises and meditation from day 1

* no overuse of same muscles groups

* breathing is always regulated, deep and appreciated  in the practice

* we use “OM” and other sound healing techniques to work on the mind/body

Here is Alan Finger speaking at the National Institute of Health on the purpose of Hatha Yoga.

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