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Get Ready For Teacher Training

So you have signed up for Yoga Teacher Training. You have been thinking about it for ages and have now chosen your course and made the decision that this is your year to do it!! Congratulations. You have just taken that first big step towards sharing your love of yoga. What next? It will probably be a few months before the course begins. In this blog we cover how to get ready for your course.

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In-versions

“I want to do a shoulder stand…a headstand…a handstand…” So much out-ward energy for such in-verted positions. Our desire in life to be able to “do” something is strong, and that strength is a very valuable thing. But when it comes to yoga, this striving for achievement isn’t our top priority. In fact, it’s not…

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The Bhagavad Gita and the battle of everyday life

https://www.ekhartyoga.com/articles/practice/the-bhagavad-gita-and-the-battle-of-everyday-life  by Emma-Louise Newlyn Whether from an ancient Yogi or a modern-day practitioner’s perspective, The Bhagavad Gita speaks to anyone who ever feels as though their mind is a battlefield… Bhagavad Gita | Ekhart Yoga Each day upon waking we have a choice: who will we decide to listen to today…? Our true and higher…

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Four Keys to Happiness

In the Yoga Sutra‘s Chapter 1.33, Pantanjali gives us a four-part process to help us clear our hearts of negative energies as a means for quieting our minds. These are known as the Four Keys to Happiness. So what are we unlocking, that’s in the way of our joy? The Four Locks are the 4…

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The Fifth Niyama: Isvara Pranidhana (Surrender to a higher being, or contemplation of a higher power)

The Niyamas are the second limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. We take a look at the fifth Niyama, Isvara Pranidhana (Surrender to a higher being, or contemplation of a higher power)   https://www.ekhartyoga.com/blog/understanding-the-niyamas-isvara-pranidhana – Emma Newlyn (Read our introduction to the 8 limbs of yoga here…) The Niyamas The word ‘Niyama’ often translates as ‘positive…

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The Fourth Niyama: Svadhyaya (‘self-study’)

The Niyamas are the second limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. We take a look at the fourth Niyama, Svadhyaya (‘self-study’) https://www.ekhartyoga.com/blog/the-niyamas-svadhyaya-or-self-study – Emma Newlyn (Read our introduction to the 8 limbs of yoga here…) The Niyamas The word ‘Niyama’ often translates as ‘positive duties’ or ‘observances’, and are thought of as recommended habits for healthy…

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The Third Niyama: Tapas (Discipline, austerity or ‘burning enthusiasm’)

The Niyamas are the second limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. We take a look at the third Niyama, Tapas (Discipline, austerity or ‘burning enthusiasm’). https://www.ekhartyoga.com/blog/understanding-the-niyamas-tapas – Emma Newlyn (Read our introduction to the 8 limbs of yoga here…) The Niyamas The word ‘Niyama’ often translates as ‘positive duties’ or ‘observances’, and are thought of as…

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The Second Niyama: Santosha (Contentment)

The Niyamas are the second limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. We take a look at the second Niyama, Santosha (Contentment).   https://www.ekhartyoga.com/blog/santosha-contentment – Emma Newlyn (Read our introduction to the 8 limbs of yoga here…) The Niyamas The word ‘Niyama’ often translates as ‘positive duties’ or ‘observances’, and are thought of as recommended habits for…

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The First Niyama: Saucha (cleanliness)

The Niyamas are the second limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. We take a look at the first Niyama, Saucha (cleanliness). https://www.ekhartyoga.com/blog/the-niyamas-bringing-saucha-into-your-life – Emma Newlyn (Read our introduction to the 8 limbs of yoga here…) The Niyamas The Niyamas are the second limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga.  The word ‘Niyama’ often translates as ‘positive…

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The Fifth Yama: Aparigraha (Non-Attachment)

Aparigraha teaches us to take only what we need, keep only what serves us in the moment, and to let go when the time is right. https://www.ekhartyoga.com/blog/aparigraha-practicing-non-attachment (Read our introduction to the 8 limbs of yoga here…) The Yamas The word ‘yama’ is often translated as ‘restraint’, ‘moral discipline’ or ‘moral vow’, and Patanjali states that…

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