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How To Do Breath Of Fire Yoga Properly [TUTORIAL]

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Everyone is doing the yoga Breath Of Fire yoga meditation technique (a.k.a Kapalbhati / Skull Luster). It is one of the best meditations used in yoga. At a time when both yoga and meditation are taking the world by storm, this thousands-of-years-old meditation technique has suddenly become immensely popular, and it is easy to see why. Breath of Fire yoga offer lots of health benefits, and it is relatively easy to do even for newcomers. Try combining this technique with one of the traditional kinds of yoga for a complete mind-body healing session. You will feel fantastic afterwards. Let's look…

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How To Do Pratyahara Yoga Techniques To Control Your Mind

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In this article, we will be looking at the very best pratyahara techniques and exercises. Pratyahara yoga is the fifth limb of yoga. It's a powerful way to master your mind, cultivate inner peace, and boost your focus and concentration. While you may have tried some of the many yoga meditation styles, and you may have tried all of the 28 forms of yoga,. Pratyahara yoga is different. Pratyahara techniques are all about sense withdrawal. They are about reducing the effects of negative influences in your life. Imagine if you could access a state of mind where you are not distracted,…

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11 Types Of Yoga Meditation Techniques You Need To Experience

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What are the best types of yoga meditation techniques? As a meditation teacher, I’m often asked by yogis how to combine meditation and yoga. The good news is that there are many ways to merge meditation and yoga, and myriad benefits of doing so. I love yoga meditation techniques. I mean I’m bound to, right?  Being a yoga practitioner and meditation teacher it’s kind of obvious I’d love all the types of meditation in yoga—especially given that I wrote basically the world’s best guide to meditation techniques. Methods like Trataka, Chakra Dhyana and Bhakti can genuinely transform your mind and…

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28 Different Types Of Yoga And Their Benefits [LIST]

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You won't believe some of these different types of Yoga and their benefits.   There are 28 different types of Yoga with benefits that range from fitness to relaxation to weight loss to spiritual awakening.  Between all these different yogic forms, you might wonder just how you can choose the best one for you.  In this guide, I'll show you the very best (and a few hilarious) forms and what they can do for you.   Whether you're a beginner just looking to get started, or you're interested in mastering your knowledge and becoming a yoga teacher, you will get a lot…

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How To Practice Bhakti Yoga Properly In 2020

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In this article, we'll be looking at how to practice Bhakti yoga meditation properly, and the benefits you will get out of it. But first: What is Bhakti yoga? Bhakti yoga is an ancient meditation technique that stems from Hinduism and Buddhism. Today it is mostly associated with yoga [READ: Best Yoga Meditation Techniques]. The practice aims to make the mind one with a deity, object or person. For instance, Buddhists would use the technique to become one with Buddha. However, you can also practice by meditating on a relaxing object, such as a crystal. Bhakti is part of a…

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Yoga For Trauma Survivors: How You Can Find Strength In Yoga

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Have you heard about the recent miracle that is yoga for trauma survivors? Trauma survivors are using yoga to regain their strength. And science shows it works. Yoga is giving hope to the 7.8% of people who experience symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) at some time in their life [1] and for the 70% of people who experience traumatic events at least once in their lifetime. Unlike traditional use of the 13 major forms of yoga, when practicing (or teaching) yoga for trauma, the focus is on developing a nonjudgmental, accepting attitude founded on self compassion. Today I had the pleasure…

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A Buyers Guide To The Best Paddle Boards For Yoga

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If you want to go yoga SUP-ing, you need to buy one of the best paddle boards for yoga. These things rock. A few weeks ago I was stretching my groin in the regular Downward Dog position when it suddenly hit me: it would be far more fun to do paddle board yoga. Paddle board yoga is one of the alternative types of yoga (it’s also the coolest). It  is basically doing yoga while riding a paddle board is probably the most fun way of exercising both body and mind. I love the beach. And I do my asanas at…

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How To Practice Dhyana Yoga Meditation Properly

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Dhyana yoga (or "dhyana meditation technique") is the 7th limb of yoga. And it's kind of a big deal in Buddhism and Hinduism too, as I'll explain in just a moment. If you're into yoga or Buddhism, you really must learn this technique. You may already have heard of it. It is often taught in yoga studios, although usually incorrectly.  The word Dhyana comes from Sanskrit "Dhyai" and means "to think of". It is a practice for cultivating oneness, ultimately leading to samadhi. What Is the Dhyana Yoga Meditation Technique? Dhyana yoga meditation is taught in yoga classes quite commonly.…

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Yoga To Look Young In Your Face, Skin & Hair

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In this guide, we reveal how to use yoga to look young in your face, skin and hair. Using a combination of yoga mudras, asanas, and meditations, you can look beautiful and radiant Our newsletter subscribers tell me they feel and look younger. And no surprise, because youthfulness is just one of the 100 benefits of meditation. Yoga helps too, with the right combination of mudras and asana it is possible to use yoga to look young in the face, hair, skin and everywhere. Many of our readers were surprised to read about the ways meditation makes you look more attractive.…

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How To Start Doing Yoga At Home For Beginners

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In this guide I will show you how to start doing yoga at home (for beginners with zero experience). When you decide to start doing yoga and meditation at home, you should feel proud, optimistic, and excited to get started. You are going to get so much out of practising. To start, take a look at my article on the 28 styles and their benefits. Did you see how many different styles there are and there absolutely staggering benefits? Hopefully, that guide has motivated you to get started. And you can do so in your own home. If you are…

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How You Can Use Yoga For Positive Thoughts And Positive Energy In Your Body

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In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use yoga for positive thoughts. Plus, how to use yoga for positive energy in your body. There's nothing quite like using yoga for positive energy and happiness. When you have positive energy, you feel motivated, you live in the moment, and you enjoy an active life. There are lots of different ways you can start to generate this energy, and in my experience, one of the best ways is with yoga. All the 27 types of yoga can help you to be positive and energised.  And that's just as well, because if we're…

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Yoga For Writers: How Famous Authors Improve Their Writing With Asanas

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.There are so many benefits of yoga for writers. Did you know that yoga can inspire you, train your creative mind, make you more productive, boost your writing abilities, and stop writer's block? It is in the news today that famous authors are using yoga as a way to improve their writing (see below). And science proves that it works. This flies against convention. Convention tries to tell us that only talented people are creative. Rubbish. Creativity is a state of mind that we can train and develop, just like all other states of consciousness. With the right exercises, we…

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Pro Gamers Yoga And Meditation Training Secrets Revealed

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Professional gamers are using meditation and yoga to prepare their minds for competition. Meditation and yoga increase awareness and concentration, helping you in the most intense gaming moments. In this guide, I'll show you everything you need to know to use meditation and yoga for pro gaming. It is scientifically proven that there are over 100 benefits of meditation. One of the most surprising benefits of meditation and yoga, however, is that it can make you significantly better at playing video games competitively. Today, gaming, meditation and yoga are coming into contact with one another, and there are lots of…

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Bikram Yoga Risks Are Actually “Extremely Disturbing”, Says Science
A woman doing Bikram yoga. Bikram Yoga, or Hot Yoga, is a popular yoga technique. But hot yoga is potentially fatal.

Bikram Yoga Risks Are Actually “Extremely Disturbing”, Says Science

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A new study by the American Council on Exercise has found that Bikram yoga's risks are actually very bad. Yes, there are real dangers of hot yoga. And now we're not so sure if Bikram yoga is good or bad. Thankfully there are some tips you can use to make it healthier. If I told you that there are real dangers of Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga), how would you feel? Well, sorry, but: A new study by the American Council on Exercise has made us question if Bikram Yoga is good or bad. Bikram Yoga (hot yoga) is one of…

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Best Meditation For Lucid Dreams [TUTORIAL]

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Did you know: There is a specific Tibetan Dream Yoga exercises that is the very best meditation for lucid dreams.  It is one of the rarer yogic meditation techniques. But you might like to try it tonight. (I’ve also include a guided meditation for lucid dreams for those of you who prefer an easier option). Many people who meditate have lucid dreams. This is because meditation makes you more conscious, and that consciousness continues when you sleep. Lucid dreaming is the ability to be aware that you are sleeping, and to then control your dreams. Some people are born with…

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10 Relaxation Meditation Techniques, With Scripts

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As a meditation teacher, one of my most common requests I receive is for some simple relaxation meditation techniques and scripts that help people to unwind. Most people come to meditation for relaxation. Sure, you know you can get significant health benefits from meditating, and that it can help with problems like stress. But deep down, I think the number one reason why people meditate is for sheer serenity, which mindful can provide in spades. When you try the relaxation meditation techniques below you will find your stresses melting away as you truly relax into the present moment. Let's take…

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