So you go to your first yoga class and you are like hold on I don’t even know how to do the pose yet what are all these words you are saying. I thought this was a beginner class? So here’s a short yoga 4-1-1 of the most popular phrases you will hear to help you in your next class. Sanskrit – The ancient Indian language associated with Hindi text and the language used in yoga. So yoga poses will have…

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Yoga in Sanskrit translates to yoke or unite. This often gets interpreted as union. Yoga has physical, spiritual and mental practices. Yoga is not a sport, I would best describe it as a way of life. The reason I say this is because sports are competitive where as in yoga one of the principles is ridding yourself of competition with others and yourself. Yes there is physical exercise involved but yoga doesn’t end on the mat or the yoga studio.…

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I recently was bought the Yogi Bare Yoga Wheel for my birthday. It was a gift that perhaps I had hinted at especially as in all honesty I wasn’t sure whether it was going to be a bit of a novelty or not. However after using it since it has been a lot of fun and been great in helping me with my practice. The wheel also adds an extra challenge to poses, although I haven’t quite mastered Bakasana on…

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Weekend’s 5 & 6 of Yoga Teacher Training was mainly focused on Anatomy, so I had to use Grey’s Anatomy as the title as it’s clearly the best hospital drama ever! Now Anatomy is a rather large topic so I will only be giving you a brief overview at this stage. The teacher who took the class was fantastic, she’s an ex competitive cyclist, who had so much knowledge on Anatomy and also a Yoga Teacher so she could constantly…

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So the fourth weekend was an interesting one, it was probably the most confrontational of all the weekends. Not to say any of the others have been as such but it just felt like many of us didn’t really get the answers we wanted or needed. The first lecture we had was on the history of yoga which in all honesty was slightly weak. Not in terms of the teacher but in terms of some of the answers and interpretations…

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