A simple guide for Yoga beginners

About Yoga

Yoga as we all know provides a number of benefits to our body, mind and soul. It is a way of living and completely inspires one to live a healthy and stress free life. Remember, Yoga is for everyone and every body type. Even the scientific research states that Yoga is beneficial for us in every way. Your body becomes more flexible, your mind becomes stress free and light while you achieve inner peace. Meditation and breathing helps improve blood circulation in the body, provides calmness, relieves stress and sharpens your concentration. Let us take a look at the philosophy of Yoga.

Origins of Yoga

Yoga is an age old practice, almost 10,000 years. It is a part of the Hindu culture which is being followed till today only because it has multiple benefits. Yoga as a word was first mentioned in ancient sacred texts called Rig Veda, which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. Yoga promotes physical and spiritual health. Today, Yoga has taken over the World by storm, people in numbers are taking interest in Yoga. Some look forward to become Yogi and Yoginis, while some get trained to relieve their stress, find peace and get connected with their body, mind and soul.

Eight Fold Path of Yoga/ Eight Limbs of Yoga

1. Yamas – Kindness, truthfulness, non-stealing, moderation and generosity

2. Niyamas – Purity, contentment, austerity, self-study and surrender.

3. Asana/Posture – Comfortable postures to connect your body, mind and spirit.

4. Pranayama – mindful breathing

5. Prathyahara – turning inward

6. Dharana – focus and concentration

7. Dhyana – de-concentration

8. Samadhi – pure bliss

Advantages of practicing Yoga

1. It helps to lower your blood sugar levels.

2. Yoga is perfect way to manage your weight.

3. When you are overloaded with stress, Yoga will help relieve it.

4. The deep breathing and stretches aid towards digestion.

5. It can ease arthritis symptoms.

6. Aids in weight loss

7. Manages weight

8. Provides flexibility

9. You are able to achieve inner peace

10. The foundations, i.e body, mind and soul, are connected to each other.

How to become a professional Yoga teacher?

For those who are looking to build their career as a yoga teacher, you firstly need to join an accredited yoga training center. Look for the best schools available. The best place to practice and learn yoga is in the Himalayas. Nepal is the best country for the same. You will have to join a good Yoga teacher training school and retreat center in Nepal for your 200, 300 and 500 hours yoga training, at the end of which you will be a certified Yoga instructor.

Pokhara Yoga training school and retreat center

Learn from the best yoga trainers who have experience in teaching a number of people. Our institute has certified trainers to help you achieve your goals. The institute is surrounded by beautiful mountains, lush greenery and tranquil lakes that will give you all natural vibes. We serve the best organic food here that will improve your health and by practicing yoga you will gain peace of mind and calmness.

Also read : 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training In Nepal - Pokhara Yogaschool And Retreat Center