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    Becoming a Better Yoga Teacher.

    Becoming a Better Yoga Teacher.

    Becoming a Better Yoga Teacher.

    That's right, you're a certified teacher. You have finished your training and it is time to take action to teach and get students to your yoga classes.

    Still, do you still have questions about the correct way to conduct your yoga classes?

    It's perfectly normal, you can be sure. Especially if it's your first time.

    Because the goal of yoga is to gain serenity every day. Therefore, we give you all the tools that will allow you to start in the best conditions.

    This way you can teach your students and practitioners the right way to relax and forget all your worries.

    As a new yoga teacher, do you want to do your best to help those who want to follow the same path?

    If you choose to be a private teacher or teacher in an institution, facing a group of students, you probably have concerns about your ability to teach a course! Especially if it's your first ...

    You can be sure, you'll see that it's not that difficult

    By preparing your class well and maintaining a positive spirit, you will give your practitioners the desire to continue.

    We give you some tips to give your yoga class with confidence!

    How to plan your yoga classes?

    A theme: a common thread

    Every good yoga class follows a theme. This can be very specific, as attracting abundance or as simple as increasing hip flexibility. Having this idea in mind helps to create a coherent and inspiring class.

    You will want to introduce this topic at the beginning of the lesson and continue making it clear how the positions are connected to the larger theme. You can even read a quote or suggest a moment of meditation.

     

    Postures: choose a program built and varied

    Whatever the theme, you should include varied postures during your lessons.

    For example:

    the clamp => to strengthen the abdominal muscles,

    the triangle => to sharpen the waist,

    the fish => to improve breathing,

    the bow => to improve the functioning of the brain system.

    Some postures have contraindications. Therefore, you will need to adapt the exercises according to your students.

     

    Schedule: Be on time

    Most studio classes last about an hour.

    The first 10 minutes usually begin with a breathing exercise and some delicate parts to the floor.

    The next 20 minutes will include dynamic flow sequences (Vinyasa) or postures maintained by 3-6 breaths (Hatha).

    In the next five minutes, you will work the position you worked for the rest of the class.

    Five additional minutes can be devoted to balance positions.

    The next 10 minutes should be dedicated to sitting and strained positions.

    The last ten minutes can be the moment of meditation (sitting, for example).

    Finally, articulate all these elements with smooth transitions.

     

    Security: your role is very important

    In addition to a logical flow, you also want your students to be properly heated and prepared for each posture.

    Be sure to do asanas and meditation

    Do it at home, at school, at the gym, in a studio, but practice daily.

    You should never start a class with a certain position without properly heating the spine and other parts of the body that it requires

    It is important that yoga teachers (know how to organize their sessions) understand the anatomy and the human body to ensure that they ensure the safety of their students

    If you practice at home, be very careful to listen to your body and see how it reacts to certain positions.

    Elements needed for safe practice:

    a yoga mat: usually provided in group lessons,

    a towel to put on the mat,

    a small blanket: useful for the ultimate relaxation session.

    How does a good yoga class?

    First of all, you can help your students relax with yoga and leave their worries aside.

    In fact, by appealing to you, they want to distance themselves a little from the problems, frustrations of their daily lives.

     

    Since this is not done in the blink of an eye, give your students (and find them for your yoga classes!) A kind of escape valve.

    Remember the moment you leave work. The way back allowed you to take a look at your day and relax.

    In yoga classes, the same thing should happen, but more intensely. Mainly because you are going to do some physical activity and meditate. The goal is also to prepare your body for the future.

     

    Then, lying down, sitting or standing, have the apprentices focus on their breathing and let their thoughts flow naturally.

     

    It does not matter if vagabond thoughts and parasites arise. It is characteristic of the human being to think in a discontinuous way (even when he is asleep).

     

    Take at least 5 minutes for everyone to experience a state of inner calmness gained through the stillness of the body and silence (or soft music).

     

    Six tips for giving the best yoga classes

    1. Have self-knowledge and know your students

    First, we advise you to ask yourself about your own motivations for doing yoga. Remember the years when you were a newbie, eager to learn more about this ancient and mysterious practice!

    In fact, the goal is to put yourself in the shoes of your students!

    See the other tips for being an excellent yoga teacher:

    1. What is your favorite yoga style? Identifying it is important because we are usually better teachers at what we like the most and consequently the more we know about.
    2. Do you need yoga equipment? Mat, block, cushions, specialized chairs ...

     

    Relax and work out

    The beach can be an ideal place to practice yoga.

     

    1. Choose the right place for your yoga - yoga sessions at home ? At the student's house? By the webcam? In a gym? In a studio? In a park? On the beach? Know that yoga practice needs a quiet and quiet place.

     

    1. Choose clothes suitable for yoga practice - neither too tight to disturb the breath and not too loose not to go down, climbing when you do not want.

     

    1. How to plan the next session? Listen mainly to your students to know what they would like to deepen, what sequences of positions match the last one you gave to a particular student, etc.

    Everything in life has due processes and stages. If we are able set our priorities right and be consistent, we are sure to attain greater heights in whatever we do.

     

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    Yoga for Children

    Yoga for Children

    Yoga is a universal practice. The benefits of those who carry out the method go far beyond the physical, and this is not restricted to the older ones. The children's yoga is an example of an activity that has grown every year. It is even great for those who want to give their children a moment of harmony and new experiences with themselves.

     

    Children go through many stressful times, whether at school or on the street. Change of home or school, discussions among friends, separations from parents, loss of pets, are several situations that can make the little ones sad and / or nervous. In addition, problems such as impulsivity, aggression, poor responses and lack of respect for others are increasingly common in children's daily lives. Yoga can help.

     

    Constant yoga practice helps children become more aware of the present moment. Check out other benefits.

     

    Self-knowledge

    Self-knowledge is important for anyone, whether child or adult. Unlike those who have never thought, or had the opportunity to self-know, the little ones who grow up knowing what they are, what they want and what limits they have, have the opportunity to develop more easily.

     

    In addition, self-awareness helps you gain more body awareness, which is great for avoiding injury. There are only advantages to children's yoga.

     

    Breath

    Having a good breathing since childhood is very important. Breathing properly is essential for the health of the body and mind, as it helps you stay calm in difficult times of day to day. A child who knows how to breathe right has more control over possible cases of anxiety.

     

    Emotional awareness

    Emotional awareness is linked to self-knowledge. Knowing how to handle your own emotions is extremely important for healthy growth. By practicing yoga, children learn more about what is emotion and how to take care of it in all situations.

    Yoga is non-competitive.

    One of the wrong notions created by the world today is that of societal and academic standard. Most people are so bent on achieving the most and constantly comparing themselves with other people. Yoga, on the other hand, teaches peculiarity, everyone is special in their own way. No one is better than the other, and we all should take time to study our bodies and make the most out of them which also includes mindfulness. When children practice yoga and have this toxic notion corrected, they will build an early self-esteem and be far away from the anxiety, stress, pressure that comes from what the society thinks.

    Yoga teaches self-acceptance.

    One of the leading problems in society today is that of self-hate and low self-esteem. While society is preaching inadequacy, yoga will teach children how to climb the stairs of self-love. They will grow to love themselves and strive better in whatever dream they hope to achieve. Practicing yoga is a good way to boost a child's self-esteem. Like any other physical activity, yoga helps to work on self-confidence, which strengthens the little ones even more.

    They will not live their lives based on the notion of others. Above all, they will be a light and guide for people who are in the pit of self-doubt.

    Yoga encourages healthy habits.

    The best way to teach your children wonderful habits while they are still young is through the practice of yoga. This is because, yoga teaches us to value or body, mind and soul. When children have such a mindset, they will be far away from doing things that are harmful to their system. Yoga is also an exercise that is suitable for kids, it doesn’t demand much on the muscles, allowing the child to grow to their full potential while also making sure that they have a healthy, physically active life.

     

    Concentration

    Lack of concentration is very common in childhood, especially in agitated children. When practicing yoga constantly, the little ones need to use the maximum attention for the realization of the asanas, which helps to increase the concentration during the yoga or any other activity of the day to day.

    Yoga supports positive mental health in children.© 2019 reliberceed.com

    This benefit comes as a result of the combination of all the above stated. When children learn to cherish their peculiarity and uniqueness, they will only see the good in others and be strong pillars of societal peace. They will be mindful of their strengths, capabilities and would also be resilient whenever they face life challenges. of course, those are part of the qualities of a mentally healthy child.

    Another great attribute to sound mental health is positivity when children practice yoga, they are always positive about life, know how to handle challenges and will unlikely fall into the trap of anxiety, stress, and depression.

     

    After all, child can practice yoga or not?

    Yes, children can practice yoga, provided they are performed according to the age of each. Children's yoga is different from that practiced by adults as it is playful. Storytelling, theater, music, group games, all this is done in an exclusive class for children.

    Yoga is for everyone, that includes children. In a world where the elderly and aged are looking for remedies to fix the results of bad lifestyle lived in the past. We can start now to show our children the path to healthy living. Because they are kids, there are some of the different kinds of yoga that they will be restricted to. It is best you reach out to experiences yoga instructors to help you with such a choice.

     

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    Mistakes you should avoid in the practice of Yoga

    Mistakes you should avoid in the practice of Yoga

    Mistakes you should avoid in the practice of Yoga

    Yoga is not only moving the body, it goes much further. Existing more than 2000 thousand years ago, this philosophy of practical life is able to harmonize the physical and spiritual side of the human being. Although it is a group of ancient knowledge, it is possible only with the work of the asanas (postures) to find balance and awaken the body consciousness.

     

    Those who choose to practice yoga see in the method a way to lighten the burden of everyday life. A study conducted at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro points out that "when yoga is confronted with other interventions such as relaxation, it is observed that both techniques produce reductions in anxiety, but only yoga is able to significantly improve different domains of the state such as mental health and the role of the emotional role. " So it's worth stressing that practice may not be the only way to lessen the symptoms of anxiety and stress, but it's a great ally.

    Besides these advantages, those who choose yoga find in the activity (in the short and long term) a possibility to strengthen muscles, gain more flexibility, increase concentration, improve sleep and self-esteem, as well as energize the body and achieve inner peace. But where to start?

    It is easy to go into a yoga class and repeat the postures taught by the teachers. The question is: am I practicing correctly? And how can I be sure that I will achieve the desired goal?

    With that in mind, we have listed six mistakes for not committing to yoga and enjoying all its benefits. Check out:

    Let the problems dominate

    Everyone at one time or the other have challenges but the significant thing that differences how our problems get to us is the way we handle them. When not handled properly, challenges grow to become problems which may affect us in several other aspects of our lives. Starting a yoga class with a head full of worries is not at all productive. Have you ever thought of going somewhere to relax and continue with negative thoughts? It is not good. Therefore, the recommendation of teachers is always to try, to the maximum, to "empty" the mind of what torments you.

     

    That moment is yours alone. Do not prevent the practice from flowing, allow yourself to be disconnected from everything and everyone. Put all the tension away and relax.

     

    Not knowing which mode you want, nor the level at which it is

    Yoga beginners may find it difficult to keep track of who has been in practice for some time. The point is to know more about each modality and if it fits the desired objectives. For example, those who want a quieter, more basic practice may not adapt well to a power yoga class, which is more dynamic and full of vigorous movements.

     

    Do some research before you start practicing. Among the most common types of yoga stand out: hatha yoga, iyengar yoga, ashtanga yoga, kundalini yoga, vinyasa yoga and superioga. Each of them possess their own benefits. Apart from doing a little research, you can discuss with your yoga teacher about what you really want and then consider their recommendations. Sometimes, some of the yoga practices come in stages.

     

    Force postures even with pain

    Seeing an epic photo of a yoga posture on social media can be very tempting. A very common mistake in yoga practitioners is to force a posture. The professionals of the area always warn: it is essential to respect the limit of the body itself. When you notice that the pain is intense, unlike the stretching exercises, stop immediately. The flexibility is gradual, so do not worry if you cannot do a certain type of position perfectly, as insistence can lead to serious injury. Consistency should not be overlooked, when you practice frequently, you will sure notice progress each day and hopefully you won’t be too far to make that dream pose.

     

    Look at colleague's performance

    This error can be aligned with the previous one. Nothing to be discouraged if your classmate can perform better in the classroom. Growth is individual and will come with time, so the importance of having a consistent practice. It is no use starting and not striving to maintain the exercise throughout the week with the precise commitment.

     

    Breathe wrong

    Many do not know, but breathing is fundamental in the daily life of the human being. When a person is very nervous, it is common to close your eyes and take a deep breath. A calm, fluid breathing harmonizes the body, and the pranayamas (breathing techniques) are an alternative for that to happen.

    Prana is the vital energy, it is what brings strength and energy to the body. Pranayamas help in balancing this potency and help purify the energetic conduits through which it passes. There are several exercises, such as the nadi shodhana (alternating nostrils), which are great for a healthy practice and a more harmonious day to day.

     

    Eat before you practice

    Ever tried running with a full belly? The result is not pleasant, is it? So is it in a yoga class. It is very important not to stuff yourself with heavy foods before the practice. The ideal is to feed yourself two hours before class. Give preference to light, easily digestible foods. Cereals, fruits, breads, oilseeds and natural bars come on the list. Remember, you are what you eat. A balanced diet brings health to the body.

     

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    Clothing For a Yoga Class

    Clothing For a Yoga Class

    Clothing For a Yoga Class

    You have decided you want to start yoga classes. For sure you made the right choice because there are a lot of benefits in abundance for you. But do you know that just like there are clothing specific to some sports, so it is for yoga? To correctly perform the various asanas (yoga postures), it is important to choose a loose fit, facilitating freedom of movement. If clothing is not well chosen, it may restrict the ability to move freely.

    In this article. We shall be talking about some of the clothings that you are supposed to wear during your yoga practices for your comfort and ease of movement.

    Female Practical Tips for a Successful Yoga Class!

    Ladies and gentlemen, here are some dressing tips that will allow you to enjoy 100% of your yoga session:

    Keep a sweater from sportswear to the beginning (warm-up time) and at the end of the yoga session during the final relaxation when your body tends to cool. Also think about wearing warm socks for your feet!

    Be careful with your choice of pants! These nice cool leggings that go so well with your blue skirt may not be appropriate during the yoga session. Probably they are transparent and can attract the attention of the men's room: choose a thicker and more comfortable legging designed specifically for the sport, it will be better!

    It is a little according to your preference. Some girls prefer a sports shirt with a bra underneath or better yet, integrated. Others like to wear a sports bra, top, like what they wear in the race.

    Remember to wear elastics to hold your hair.

    Yoga requires concentration and energy centered on yourself. It would be a shame to be distracted because the pants are falling, because the shirt falls on the face or simply because the bra is hurting you. Like I said, yes for comfort, no problem if it's not very pretty.

    Vinyasa yoga is particularly popular among women who want to sculpt their body without over inflating while eliminating fat! Having a sporting past is therefore best to practice this type of yoga.

    Stay in style during your yoga classes!

    For fashion victims, it is quite possible to look elegant during your yoga classes.

    Depending on the brand, location and other marketing factors, the pricing for your yoga clothes can vary. But we are going to leave a rough estimate on how much you can get some of the basic wears for a yoga class.

    $ 40 for pants,

    $ 20 for a sports blouse

    $ 32 for a sports bra.

     

    Also remember that the more you like your yoga outfit, the more you want to wear it on your rug and show it to your friends! It is a great way to keep you motivated and hunger for practice.

    Yoga Clothing for Men

    Gentlemen, you are getting more and more to practice yoga (know everything you need! ). Whether it is to remain flexible or to become for those who are very rusty, yoga is a great physical and mental activity ideal for achieving that goal in addition to improving physical stamina.

    One of the most practiced yoga in the west is the Hatha yoga. If you practice it often, it will become more flexible, but it will also improve your concentration, anxiety and reduce your stress!

    Prayanama, taught in some yoga schools, is a breathing practice. Practicing a good breathing movement (a-yama) will help you to better use your oxygen on a daily basis and in other physical activities such as running, for example. In general, you will develop your physical fitness if you breathe more effectively. © 2019 reliberceed.com

    "Raja yoga, kundalini yoga or hatha yoga describe the constitutive elements, practices and purpose of this discipline of breathing differently" - Wikipedia 

    An always valid tip: why not ask your yoga teacher what clothes he recommends?

    Another important point to take into account: gentlemen, pay attention to your clothes! We as gentlemen should always look as presentable and as possible anytime anywhere, in fact, the woman of your life may be present at your next yoga class (unless you practice yoga at home). Alright that’s just by the way ;) don’t go to a yoga class looking for a wife.

    A small statistic that should attract the great athlete inside you: 79% of people who practice yoga also participate in other sports activities, such as running, cycling and bodybuilding ( Yoga Alliance study ).

    It has also been shown that yoga is a powerful ally to improve physical fitness. Running or cycling may be easier because yoga helps strengthen the deep muscles. So, you will use them in the best possible way!

     

    Yoga sessions using meditation will also help develop your mental strength and achieve your goal.

     

    Let's get back to the recommended sportswear for your breathing exercises, postures and other dynamic yoga courses. Upwards:

     

    Barefoot, do not worry about continuing to wear your socks. Leave them in your shoes if you tend to sweat a lot. It would be a shame if your neighbor begins to avoid you because of the chronicles of your socks...

    Relaxation requires cotton fabric and simple

    Choose comfortable knit sweaters to practice physical and mental activities

     

    Lightweight sweatpants, wide enough. Forget the running shorts that can put you in an embarrassed position in the wide-angle position. No, do not even try, actually! The more comfortable the better. Besides taking into consideration the climate where you live.

    Cotton or polyester blouse, very wide. There is no need to choose a compressive tissue to impress your neighbor with your muscles. In some positions, the blouse will leave your tummy sample. If you have that little one, then yes, choose a very tight, but always comfortable blouse.

    Conclusion

    The key thing about choosing a clothing for the practice of yoga is comfort and ease of movement. Also, having a really nice cloth can be a way to motivate you into exercising. So it is better you always go for your favorite colors. Always purchase wears that are within your budget too, you don’t want to go bankrupt because you bought a yoga pant.  

     

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    Becoming a Yoga teacher.

    Becoming a Yoga teacher.

    Becoming a Yoga teacher.

    You must find your own limitations. This is what yoga teaches: recognize your own limitations and grow from them.

     

    One of the most respected yoga masters in the world, BKS Iyengar, to whom this phrase belongs, has left a legacy of knowledge for all those who want to discover yoga and especially for those who want to share the knowledge of yoga in the position of instructor. This phrase is loaded with meaning because it motivates those who want to grow in yoga but who do not feel so "capable" as that.

     

    For those who want to be a yoga teacher but do not know where to start or do not feel 100 percent ready, this quote is even more welcome. You do not need to know everything. No one knows everything! What you need is to be consistent in what you know and believe and be honest about it. If you have experience with only one approach to yoga, be honest with yourself and your students and work with what you know. If you have a few years of experience, start giving yoga classes for beginners, and continue on your way to learning. Yoga is a path, not a final destination. You will always have something to learn about this millennial philosophy.

     

    The first thing you should ask yourself when deciding to become a yoga instructor is? "What is my motivation?"! Knowing what motivates you will help you trim the edges and model your goal. Remember that your motivation must be linked to the construction of the self, to your progress and also to the benefit of the other. Yoga is not selfish!

     

    Other points to consider are:

     

    Yoga requires personal and perhaps financial investment; if you wish to become a yoga teacher, practice yoga consistently.

    Invest in your knowledge, take part in yoga retreats, take a trip to India, the birthplace of yoga.

    Do the yoga instructor training and related training.

    What training do you need to become a yoga teacher?

    Yoga is not a regulated profession. Technically, this means that you do not necessarily need a degree to pursue the position of yoga instructor. But you have to know that you can not "find a way" when it comes to teaching yoga, right? If you want to be a private yoga teacher or teacher in a yoga school, you will need to know the discipline thoroughly.

    Seek your inner peace by practicing yoga

    Invest in your desire to become a yoga instructor

     

    Yoga is a body of knowledge of more than 5,000 years, whose goal is to harmonize the body with the mind and the breath, through techniques of breathing known as pranayamas, yoga postures (asanas) and meditation. In order to master this knowledge, it is necessary to study hard and, above all, it is necessary to practice much, very much. Without theoretical and practical knowledge, it is impossible to teach yoga. Therefore, training in yoga is necessary for those who want to become yoga instructors in the future in yoga school.

     

    The first requirement for those who want to learn yoga is to possess a genuine desire for self-knowledge. It will be this desire that will motivate the learning of yoga techniques, necessary to reach the goal of living a full life.

     

    In order to become a yoga teacher, it is important to have a lot of experience in the discipline, besides having a vast theoretical knowledge. Enrolling in a yoga teacher training will bring more legitimacy to your future as a yoga professional. In the market, it is possible to find schools that offer short courses lasting between 30 and 60 hours, but also longer courses of up to 500 hours.

     

    Check the list with the names of some institutions that form yoga teachers in your locality

    Generally, the trainings for yoga teacher obviously includes a lot of practice but also one learns about teaching methodology, the famous pedagogy that should be part of every teacher's curriculum.

    If you still do not feel ready to attend a great yoga school, or are just taking your first steps as a yoga practitioner, how about having a private yoga teacher? This professional can be the motivation you need to change your life once and for all!

     

    How to become a yoga teacher?

    "There is no progress toward unprocessed supreme freedom, and that is the fundamental point in people's lives whether they are yoga practitioners or not." Iyengar

    To become a yoga teacher you need to have been an apprentice yoga day. Among other interpretations, yoga is a practical path for personal growth. A path that leads the human being to an understanding of himself,  and the only way to guide another being along this path is to know the path well. Therefore, there is no yoga teacher who has not walked, or is walking along this path of self-knowledge.

    Know the eight bases of yoga

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    Practice yoga as a philosophy of life

     

    So to answer the question " how to become a yoga teacher ", the answer is: you must have walked or you are walking the path of knowing yourself. For this, you must know in theory and especially in practice, the techniques of yoga that serve as facilitators of this process.

     

    The first step to becoming a yoga teacher is to start practicing. Find a yoga course or hire a private yoga teacher. Practice the technique with and without the teacher. The teacher will be your guide during your journey, but who will walk the path is you. Instruct yourself in the practice of yoga, learn all you can about the technique. Read the literature left by the great masters and welcome the changes that will occur in your life.

     

    Conditions for being an instructor at a yoga institution

    If you wish to take a yoga course at an institution dedicated to practice, you will have to invest. Many institutions request that future teachers have extensive life experience in yoga and also diplomas or certifications in the area of ​​yoga and related areas.

     

    Some diplomas that are facilitators in your application process for the position of yoga instructor are: Diploma in Psychology, Sports, Physiology, Reiki and Meditation, Sophrology, among others.

     

    It is possible that some schools ask the student to know the different approaches of yoga such as Mantra Yoga, Laya Yoga, Hatha Yoha and Raja Yoga.

     

    How much is a yoga class?

    Yoga is experience

     

    To prove knowledge in the practice of yoga, the future teacher will surely know the 8 bases of Asthanga yoga, as follows:

     

    Yamas  (principles of moral code) which is held to be the foundation of ethical society. These are five attitudes that must be taken before the other, of nature and of oneself.

    Ahimsa - principle of non-violence

    Satya - principle of truth

    Asteya - principle of non-stealing

    Brahmacharya - principle of celibacy

    Aparigah - principle of non-possessiveness

    Nyamas (five behaviors we should have in relation to ourselves.)

    Shoucha - Purity

    Santosh - Contentment

    Cover - Patience

    Swadhya - Self-study / self-observation

    Eshwar Pranidhan - Dedication

    Asana  (Yoga postures / positions) stable and comfortable postures to help in the pursuit of mental balance.

    Pranayama  (Yogi Breath) extend and control the breath. Breath control techniques and redirection of body energy.

    Pratyahara  (abstention of the senses) It is the power to stabilize the sensations of the mind, to stop paying attention to the external stimuli and to turn the attention to its interior.

    Dharana  (concentration on an object) It is the ability to hold one's attention fixed in a single point, avoiding the dispersion and looking inward of oneself.

    Dhyan  (meditation) withdraw the mind from all external objects, focus on a single point and meditate on it.

    Samadhi  (enlightenment) state of absolute bliss, joy and immersion of the individual consciousness in the universal consciousness.

    Applying the philosophy of yoga in your life is, by itself, proof of experience and knowledge of the technique.

     

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