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Chin Stand Pose

Chin Stand Pose

Chin Stand (Ganda Bherundasana) engages the strength of the shoulders, upper back, lower back and abdominal muscles. The term comes from the Sanskrit, ganda, which refers to the cheek or face;bherunda, which means “terrible,” “formidable” or “frightening”; and asana, meaning “pose” or “posture.” Daily practice of Chin Stand benefits the following muscles: Shoulder and Arm ...
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Tripod Headstand

How to Get Into a Tripod Headstand

Take a look at this video of how to get into a tripod headstand (Sirsasana). The benefits of the tripod headstand improves mental concentration and focus and allows for greater ease when practicing seated in meditation. Practicing the tripod headstand has been frequently cited as a pose to counteract the symptoms of depression. It relaxes ...
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Supported headstand

Supported Headstand Yoga Pose

Instructions Step 1 Kneel on the yoga mat. Interlace your fingers together and set the forearms on the floor, elbows at shoulder width. Roll the upper arms slightly outward, but press the inner wrists firmly into the floor. Set the crown of your head on the floor. If you are just beginning to practice this ...
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standing-big-toe-pose

Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose

The Sanskrit name for Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose is Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (oo-TEE-tah HAHS-tuh pahd-ahng-goosh-TAHS-uh-nuh). It derives from •   Utthita - extended •   Hasta – hand •   Pada – foot •   Angusta - big toe •   Asana - pose Instructions 1. Begin standing in Mountain Pose (standing on your feet and ...
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Childs Pose

Child’s Pose

Child’s pose is also called Balasana. The word "Balasana" comes from the Sanskrit words "bala" (meaning "child") and "asana" (meaning "pose"). It can be a resting pose or a transitioning pose between challenging poses. Balasana is a good pose to start the yoga class. It centers, calms, and soothes the brain, making it a therapeutic ...
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Steps to becoming a CorePower Yoga instructor

Steps to becoming a Core Yoga Teacher

Becoming a Yoga Teacher is a long process. From the beginning to the officially becoming an instructor can  take about 8 months. It started with a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at CorePower Yoga. It is 8-week training to learn about Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers, Intelligent sequence of C1 (beginner) class, Teaching ...
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Core Power Yoga C1 Sequence

Core Yoga Sequence

Core yoga sequence is a well-designed sequence that targets every part of the body. The class is held in a slightly heated room of 85°F. You can see a video of the sequence here.   You may also find the 4 Week yoga sequence interesting that can be found here: 4 Week Yoga Sequence - ...
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4 Week Yoga Sequence Playlist

4 Week Yoga Sequence Playlist

4 Week Yoga Sequence Playlist that can be used with the 4 Week Yoga Sequence. This playlist relates to the 4 Week yoga sequence that can be found here:  4 Week Yoga Sequence - Week 1 4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 2 4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 3 4 Week Yoga Sequence – ...
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4 week yoga sequence

4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 4

4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 4  has a peak pose transition from crow pose to tripod headstand. To execute tripod headstand, it requires strong core to lift your legs up and strong arms and shoulders to stabilize you when you are upside down. Salutation B and B+ have been changed with twisting poses to warm ...
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4 Week Yoga Sequence - Week 3

4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 3

4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 3 is still a one-legged crow pose but a different method of getting into the pose. If you have perfected the method for one-legged crow pose from week 2, this may bring a new challenge. The prerequisite for one-legged crow pose is crow pose.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=194&v=eJg3lCWk18c   Child’s pose with ...
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4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 2

4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 2

4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 2 is a slight change from the sequence of week 1. Some poses are added and modified to warm up certain part of the body to execute the peak pose. The peak pose for week 2 is the one-legged crow pose. The prerequisite for one-legged crow pose is crow ...
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4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 1

4 Week Yoga Sequence – Week 1

This is a 4 Week Yoga Sequence - Week 1 as used in a Core Power Yoga C2 Sequence. The peak pose for week 1 sequence is to learn from crow pose and jump back to Chaturanga Dandasana. This probably sounds easy but I have observed that many yogis do not practice this correctly. Jumping ...
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favorite yogi instagrams

Favorite Yogi Instagrams

Instagram has been a popular media for lots of yogis to share the pictures and experiences online. It is always inspiring to see the pictures of beautiful yogis in the world. Besides the wonderful pictures, I also so admire of the flexibility and maybe a little jealous of these wonderful yogis. @bryceyoga View this post ...
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Yogic Meditation

Yogic Meditation

Meditation is a time for yourself to connect with your breath and be present. Meditation is not a magic. It is a method to focus inward and clear your mind. Yogic meditation is one of the oldest tradition of meditation techniques, and also one with the many varieties. Basic concept of meditation is to shift ...
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Yoga Class Intentions

Yoga Class Intentions

I love setting an intention in a yoga class. The beauty of setting yoga class intentions is the students have something to connect to throughout the practice. It brings positivity and awareness, and it can motivate students to be present and focus in the class. Setting an intention is not the same as setting a ...
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Yoga Class Intentions

Yoga Class Sequence

Yoga Class Sequence Ideas If you are looking for yoga class ideas and planning a yoga class sequence then be prepared that it can be a little difficult at first starting with an intention and a yoga class theme. Once you realize you can follow a few simple steps, you will be creating smart, functional, ...
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Everything you need to know about Hot Yoga Classes

Hot Yoga Classes

Have you considered hot yoga classes recently? If so, this article may give you some information which may help you to decide if a hot yoga practice is for you. The first time I took hot yoga classes, I hated it for many reasons. I hated that I was not able to breathe normally. Every ...
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Healing Chakras

Healing Chakras with Yoga Postures

Hinduism philosophy describes Nadi as the pathway of energy in a human body. It carries the life force energy called prana throughout your body. All Nadis are said to flow from either the heart or the egg-shaped bulb in the pelvic area. There are a total of 72,000 Nadis in a human body.  Healing Chakras ...
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Yogi Etiquette in the Yoga Studio

The Yoga Room & Studio Etiquette

Yogi Etiquette There are some commonly respected practices that apply to yogi studio etiquette in the yoga room. While these maybe common sense for some, yogi etiquette for beginners should be adopted as part of the learning experience early on. Here are some rules that I feel are important for the benefit of the yoga ...
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Core Power Yoga Final Exam Quiz

Core Power Final Exam

The Core Power Final Exam Sample Quiz See the Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases ...
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Yoga Dogs

Yoga Dogs

This yoga dog is so adorable, no yoga blog would be complete without featuring these talented creatures. See why they call the postures downward facing dog and upward facing dog as demonstrated by the yoga dogs who also demonstrate other poses too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=dfVHBsh1pXI It can be an amazing stress reliever for you to work with ...
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Chakra Colors and Meanings

Chakra Colors and Meanings

Chakra colors and meanings derives from the Sanskrit word for "wheel" or “disc” and refers to energetic clusters in human body. The earliest mention of the Chakra system dated back to the Vedas, the earliest literary record of Indo-Aryan civilization in India. The Chakra system was mentioned by Upanishad as psychic centers of consciousness in ...
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Core Power Yoga Teacher Training

CorePower Yoga Teacher Training Review

Have you considered Yoga Teacher Training? See  Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training for the reasons why you should do Yoga Teacher Training. I started off by using the yoga teacher training program to deepen my own yoga practice, but I ended up gaining so much more and is why I want to share with you ...
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Yoga Insurance

Insurance for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Teacher Trainees

Common question yoga teachers have is if they need to get a yoga insurance. The short answer is YES, Insurance for Yoga Teachers is necessary! In some cases, the yoga studio where you teach may have purchased the insurance plan that covers you as an employee for any liability while you work and teach there ...
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Health Benefits of Yoga

Health Benefits of Yoga

The health benefits of yoga is highly dependent of you. It is advised that you consistently practice at least 3 times a week to see the effect of the benefits but I do believe even just one practice a week would transform your life in a way you least expected. Just be open to the ...
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Different Types of Yoga and their Benefits

Different Types of Yoga and their Benefits

The different types of yoga and their benefits comes in many forms:  Flow Yoga or Vinyasa, Hatha, Bikram and hot yoga are the most recognized types of yoga but there are in fact many styles available with new types being created continually. The purpose of this post is to explore the most common, and not ...
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Yoga Mat Reviewed

The Yoga Mat Reviewed

The yoga mat is a key accessory with exploring to better your yoga experience. There is no perfect yoga mat but there are some good yoga mats. The yoga mat will never meet every one of your needs and expectations. I must start off by saying there is no perfect yoga mat but there are ...
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What is yoga

What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? More importantly, what does Yoga mean to you? The word yoga is first encountered in the Upanishads, which are a collection of texts describing the philosophical concepts of Hinduism. It is dated back in 2000-1000 BC with reference to breath control, philosophy and spirituality. What is yoga? The word yoga means “union” ...
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Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training

Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training

The many Benefits of Yoga Teacher Training I absolutely enjoy my experience in yoga teacher training. It is an experience that I treasure and glad I did it. I would highly recommend the program if you plan to become a yoga teacher, or just to improve your own yoga practice. If you ever have a doubt ...
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