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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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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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Eating Mindfully

This week, one of our homework assignments was to take photos of at least one meal per day and describe it as Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic, or a combination. Over the years, I have dieted and tried countless tricks and gimmicks to lose weight, gain muscle, de-bloat, etc. I've tried counting macros, eating pescatarian, juice fasts,…
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Ahimsa Towards Our Planet

Choosing Organic This week, we were asked to be conscious about how we practice Ahimsa. Ahimsa is being kind to all living things on earth and showing compassion towards others. A part of Ahimsa is being one with nature. By showing respect to nature, it will show respect to you. This is why I choose…
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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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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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