Here is the link to the yoga alliance website to apply for the scholarship. Remember our school is Yoga Maya. And it's in Sayulita Mexico. Good luck. We would be very proud to have a scholarship recipient. So much so that we will give you an additional 200$ off your November 15-December 6, 2016 training.
What does it mean to "cleans" the body?
Can I treat my illnesses before I cleanse?
Why do you yogis do this stuff? Do I have to do this stuff?
All of it?
Learn about the shatkryas a bit more on this website. Muy interesante.
I personally scrape my tongue firs thing in the am then use a neti pot. That's about as much as I do that might be considered a bit strange to the average person. But TBH, it's very good for you to clean the tonge and the airways of the nose. So calm down people, I'm not a weirdo. Give it a shot. You may find you have fresh breath all day everyday just by getting that disgusting crap off your tongue.
BTW, I look just as fabulous as this lady while I neti. Namaste.
Purification rituals in yoga. http://www.himalayanyogatradition.com/Library/Shat%20Kriyas.pdf
Sun can be rather intense most everywhere nowadays . Are you concerned about your skin getting too much exposure to ultraviolet radiation? I am. The good news is that research indicates that the unnaturally accelerated aging process associated with modern living and/or natural environmental exposures such as excessive ultraviolet radiation, can be slowed. Woot woot!
In fact, over 150 natural substances have been indexed on the GreenMedInfo.com project with demonstrable “anti-aging,” or “longevity-promoting” properties. According to this Aloe is one of the most affective substances and when taken orally, works from the inside out. “Aloe gel significantly improves wrinkles and elasticity in human skin.”-GreenMedInfo-
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If you are a facial loving person, try an aloe facial which will rehydrate your skin with vital nutrients, reducing damage from sunburn and other free radicals. This treatment is very effective in reducing redness, hydrating, and balancing your skin while cleansing your pores of sunscreen residue.
Use pure aloe vera. Straight from the plant if possible. The level of purity, freshness and integraty of our products support the skin on a cellular level and allows for absortion of key ingredients without polluting the body with harmful chemical subtances.
Aloe is and always will be our great ally to improve health. It can even be taken orally. I have done this, and it's pretty nasty when cut up and blended with water. So try just a tiny bit at first with a full glass of water in the blender. Then chug it down. Do some more research, educate yourself mas! Woot woot!
Below is a link w a PDF two page document on the basics of Yoga and it's profound affect on persons w PTSD. Many people can have PTSD who have done difficult jobs. Doctor's, Nurses, Firefighters, Police Officers and more. Persons who have been abused or held hostage. The list goes on. You need not be a World War II or Vietnam Veteran to suffer from PTSD.
I recently spoke to a yoga teacher new friend of mine who works with PTSD ward at a Veterans hospital in an intensive three month program where yoga is NOT an option, but a requirement of inpatient care for this PTSD recovery intensive. Can you imagine teaching yoga to veterans who don't want to take yoga class? Wow, what a job she has!
Her best advice to me as a yoga teacher learning to deal w the PTSD student:
1. Do not touch them. They do not want it and it could go south on you in a heartbeat. They need to feel safe. You touching them can take that away from them, so you are doing the exact opposite to them, makign them feel unsafe, uncomfortable, un-everything.
2. Stay in the front of the room where they can see you at all times. No sneaking up on people. Not everyone knows where you are in the room. People tend to drift (in their minds) in yoga class. A PTSD person is way more comfortable knowing you are in the same place you where a minute ago.
3. Initiate lots of work on "body awarenes". Get them to feel their bodies again. They were not allowed to "feel" for a long time. It's a process that needs to be addressed every class. Feel the breath enter the body. Feel the openness of the hips in Warrior II, Frog, Lotus... Feel how yoga feels in the body. It's not only OK to feel, it's a good thing.
And last but not least.
4. Pranayama. Breath is key to yoga, and if anyone needs a little Pranayama, it's the PTSD student. Calming breaths not "Breath of Fire" work to ask the body, mind and energy "prana" to work together in a calm and settling way.
The link below is from Dr.Bessel van der Kolk.
He is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has pioneered the use of Yoga as a therapy that is helping these individuals to work through their PTSD and regain a sense of mastery. He discusses mind-body connections in trauma, how Yoga works and precautions for teaching trauma-sensitive Yoga students.
Debbie Krejci E-RYT 500
Yoga Teacher Training Mexico, Costa Rica, 2019
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