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The Sunshine of your Heart

https://youtu.be/tceiKraaoYo Life is an unknown adventure. I have been dancing and teaching dance for 30 years, practicing Bhakti yoga for 20 years, and Hatha Yoga for 10. It has been an incredible path of self-discovering and healing for me all together. I was always very attracted to Mantra meditation and Kirtan, and it became one…
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The Growing Seed

The post effect of Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training By Yamilet Guntin, LTY trainee/2016 There was a monk who wanted to get enlightened so bad that he decided to go up a mountain thinking that hermitage was going to help in the process. While climbing the mountain he found a master Zen coming down with a pile…
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Asana…

By Michael Ortiz, LTY trainee 2016 When looking at the 8-limbed approach of Astanga Yoga, the 1st limb we reach after the moral and ethical code (yama/niyama) is Asana.  Although the Asana practice is but briefly mentioned in the Yoga Sutras and even at that it is referring more to the seated posture for meditation, for…
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Why is important a yogic diet?

By Karla Garcia, LTY trainee 2016 When we begin practicing yoga it infuses not only to one part of your life, but your whole life. It is a whole life commitment to awareness, compassion, and attaining the union between your atman (your pure soul) and purusha (pure universal consciousness). One of the keys of a…
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The Business of Yoga

By Ashley Jugo, LTY trainee/2016 After having a discussion today with a fellow yogi from the teacher training, I learned about the business side of yoga. I hadn’t given much that to it, as business itself sounds so official and not such a yogic concern as yoga is about asceticism, non attachment to material things…
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Injury As Practice

By Christina Demetre, LTY trainee/2016 The last few years I have been a die-hard yogi, going to class almost every day. It did not matter that my massage work schedule was all over the place; I always found time to show up. That power hour or 75 minute class was MY time. It is also important to…
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Why Vegan?

The Spiritual Side of Veganism/ Why Vegan as Taught by Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training There have been many times at work or with friends who offer me food that isn't vegan (a piece of birthday cake) and they tell me "Come on, just eat it don't be so strict on yourself" as if being vegan…
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Teaching my first yoga class

I was so nervous the day of my first class, so i did some meditation before it began. This helped calm me, but i still had butterflies in my stomach. I got the sequence memorized i was just worried that i would mess up during or not offer a fulfilling class. Time to start the…
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Vrksasana: Tree Pose

It’s a literal translation from Sanskrit. Vrksa means tree, and asana means physical yoga posture. Everyone loves Tree Pose! I believe Tree pose it’s an iconic yoga pose. When I have told my students in conversation that I practice yoga, the first pose they want to imitate (to let me know that they know what…
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Commitment

  Doing the teacher training course has been a hard but very blissful challenge for me. Committing to weekends of yoga and a lot of studying after 10 years of having graduated, takes a lot of dedication and desire to be a yogi. As time has gone by and we are closer to the day…
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Five Yamas from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

As part of our Yoga Teacher Training we are studying The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In book two, the eight limbs of Yoga are described and the first one is Yama (abstinence.) It goes on listing and describing the abstinence principals into the five yamas (non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, continence and non-greed) I don’t see it…
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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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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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“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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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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