Yoga Teacher Training 2016

Yesterday I introduced lifestyle diseases and their prevalence in (Western) high-income countries. Common lifestyle diseases are for example burn-out, obesity, depression, anxiety disorder, diabetes mellitus type 2, allergies, arthritis. And this is only a few. The most common underlaying cause for development of these diseases is stress: (perceived) stress triggered by our way of life....
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Next week we will start the second module of the Parimukti Yoga Therapy Training with a focus on ‘Yoga Therapy for Common Lifestyle Diseases. In the following series you will read more about what common lifestyle diseases are and how yoga can be used in a therapeutical setting. We choose to focus on lifestyle diseases,...
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Strong developed ‘glutes’ not only look nice in yoga pants, there is a good reason why we would want to train our gluteus maximus. Today Anna-Carin, massage therapist and anatomy teacher at Parimukti, hold a workshop about the importance of a well developed gluteus maximus muscle. Where to find the gluteus maximus Quick review about...
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This article is written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti and consists of two parts. Today part 2  So in the previous post I introduced you to my idea for re-defining currency. How? Imagine if we all came from the lens of equality, and were encouraged to trade our unique values from that base. This would make how...
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This article is written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti and consists of two parts Today part 1 I believe all of creation is of equal worth. I believe in a world where all of creation can thrive. Right now, I’m in Nepal. A country that has been hard-hit by a massive earthquake, a fuel-crisis—the crippling...
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This article is written by Azuka Muse for Parimukti According to many spiritual traditions, including the yoga tradition, attention and intention  are the two most powerful tools we have to use to expand our human potential and our happiness. But how to bring these into your daily life? ~ Know the difference between goal and intention...
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Indians keep surprising me with the wisdom they are able to share in one single sentence at moments that you least expect it. I was reminded today about a conversation I had one day in Rishikesh, about three years ago. It was in a chai shop along the street. Around that time, in several places...
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This article is written by Amy Ruben  It’s in that flash of a moment—the moment that quite possibly didn’t even exist—that we remember. This is called instinct. Our instinct graciously, yet, frantically, jumps up and down and waves a red flag in front of our face. Why? To protect our precious physical body from danger....
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This blog is written by Emily Curtis for Parimukti When I look for a yoga class to take, where I’ll spend any appreciable amount of time—I care a lot about the teacher. My connection, my trust, and my respect all form potential roadblocks; as well they form potential clearings to my learning, to my practice flourishing. I...
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So, philosophy. The subject that got our attention from the first class onward. Yoga philosophy focuses on the history of yoga and the way its set out by Patanjali ” the father of yoga”. We also discussed chakra’s and its system. All this is part of the yoga philosophy. Manjeet, our teacher, came up with...
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