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“Satya”, Truthfulnes

This time I´m continuing Debbie´s, my fellow trainees’, path in my blog. She explained beautifully about the first “Yama”, or the first Ethical Discipline in Yoga, called “Ahimsa” (non-harming). The second one is called “Satya”; being true to ourselves and others. For me this Yama is very close to my heart. I come from a…
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Yoga, Nature, Adventure in Rio de Janeiro!

Eco-Yoga Retreat in Rio, May 24th-30th 2015!! This stunning getaway will give you a chance to visit one of the most famous cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro, and spend 5 days on a sustainable far in Goura Vrindavana, Paraty/RJ, where a careful and conscientious approach to the environment coincides with some of the world’s most…
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Be the change you wish to see in the world

Namaste The first of the Yamas (Ethical Disciplines) is called Ahimsa, which means “non-harming”. It is the most fundamental of all the yamas, as it refers to the relationship with all beings in this world and ourselves, to be harmless and good to others is the best path towards unity and ultimate transcendence of the…
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Pranayama: Alternate Nostril Breathing

Pranayama is an essential part of yoga. We have been learning a variety of breathing exercises in our teacher training which I happen to enjoy very much. This week we are practicing Alternate Nostril Breathing which creates whole brain functioning by balancing the right and left hemispheres. To do this breathing exercise you start by…
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Patanjali, “Fallen Angel”, and his Yoga Sutras

Our training (Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training) is not only about physical exercise but a combination of the entire philosophy of Yoga. Among them being the study on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Sutras, or verses, are said to be the first scriptures of Yoga. Patanjali literally means, “Fallen angel”, and they say he came to assist…
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Urdhva Dhanurasana- Upward Facing Bow Pose

After doing so many different poses, this is by far my favorite one. I am blessed to be able to do this posture better than any other one, yet have so much more to accomplish before doing the complete pose, so it keeps it enticing. I also did this pose when I was a child…
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Virabhadrasana = Fierce Mythical warrior

Warrior I is among the first asanas you learn when you start Yoga! It looks pretty easy but once you really start getting into all the details, you realize there are many things going on at the same time. But that's why I love it, you can always improve! Like the title says, Virabhadra is…
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Split Pose – Hanumanasana

Hanumanasana—the pose dedicated to Lord Hanuman Doing the splits may seem like an impossible dream for you, or it may feel like one of the relaxed pose. Either way, there are many benefits to practicing this pose or working your way towards it. No matter where you are on your way to fully expressing this…
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“Spiritual Warrior”

  Warrior 1- Virabhadrasana1 In most yoga texts such as  the Bhagavad-Gita, is dialog between two famous and feared warriors, set in a battlefield between two great armies spoiling for a fight.. This pose merely represents the “spiritual warrior” who battles with the universal enemy, self- ignorance, which is the ultimate source of all out…
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Want to increase flexibility of your hips and pelvis?

  If so, Dandasana is a perfect asana for you!   Dandana, or Staff Pose, helps you to become more flexible and also improves your posture. For me it's very challenging to sit on the floor with my back straight as I'm used to sitting at work, at my office, for about 8-10 hrs/ day…
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Revolving Side Angle Pose- Parivritta Parsvokonasana

Revolving side angle pose is one of the poses that has truly grown on me. As a beginner yogi I really struggled with this pose. I always felt really clumsy and I couldn’t twist my upper torso too much. Of course, there was also the balancing act! I still like to place my knee on…
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Breathing Exercises

    I am beginning to learn to really breathe, a lot of us might not know that we don’t really breathe to our fullest potential. Pranayama ( breathing exercises) are great to practice as there are so many benefits, mentally, physically and health wise. The 3 part breathing specifically (starting with the tummy, to…
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Hatha-Yoga Symbolizes Life Force and Consciousness

During the teacher training, we study about the different forms of Yoga. Hatha-Yoga - one of the most common forms in the Western world - is known as the "forceful" yoga, which is exerted through postures and purification exercises. "Ha" means "Sun" and "tha" means "Moon". Sun and moon represent the joining of the body…
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OM Meditation

Yoga teacher training is teaching me to get out of my comfort zone (I don't feel comfortable chanting since I'm constantly out of tune!) This week I will be practicing mantra meditation. Meditating by chanting the oldest mantra, OM.  Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training Program www.lightrailyoga.com
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5th Annual Yoga Camping, Miami/Fl

One of the joys of any camping trip is ending the day around the campfire chatting with friends. On the 1st Annual Yoga Camping Benjamin, Lucas and Simon took care of our campfire!!! The 5th ANNUAL YOGA CAMPING is coming up in MARCH 14-15 at Quiet Waters Park, Fl !! Enjoy homemade salads, vegan BBQ,…
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Refresh and Renew with Joy at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Leave your busy city life behind for 5 days and travel to a quiet, tropical place appears like the ideal way to decompress and learn yoga and meditation! Join us in Costa Rica, November 4th-8th 2014 at Vida Asana Lodge!!!! [/mp_text] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col="5"] [mp_text margin="none,none,none,none"] Each day will begin with two to three hours…
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Chakra Meditation

Chakras are centers within our energy field where Life Force flows into and out of our being, on the levels of form. As we focus on the light within us we naturally relief what stands in the way of our experience of Light, Love, and Wellbeing. Blocked energy in our 7 Chakras can often lead…
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Watermelon Fast!

Few things shout out the coming of summer quite like the arrival of watermelon at the local market. Thankfully, watermelon is one of those fruits we can all agree on. It’s refreshing and delicious!!! Read more at: Watermelon Fast!!!.
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Playa Hermosa

Hermosa, which means "beautiful" in Spanish, is an aptly named gray-sand beach that perches between two mountains. In fact there are two Playa Hermosas, the other being in the Central Pacific Coast near Jaco. Reconnect and Renew with Joy!!! Experience beautiful sunsets, delicious vegan fresh, vegan food and yoga with Radha & Benjamin's Costa Rica Yoga…
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