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practicing and teaching tips

practicing and teaching tips

authenticity:

Ryan McCourt

practicing:

1) Don’t let the ego take control. Listen to your body and push yourself to your maximum for that day. Pushing to yesterday’s max may hurt you today.
2) Take breaks. This is a healing and helping practice – pushing yourself to exhaustion or sickness is never the idea.
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teaching:

1) Answer the students’ questions ...

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#yogastory – Letting Go of Attachments

#yogastory – Letting Go of Attachments

This entry comes two months after my wonderful training experience in Hawaii. I went to training to learn to teach the 90 minute, hot yoga class, 26 postures done twice. I had practiced this asana practice for seven years. A committed daily practice for the last four years. Other types of yoga asana held little interest for me.

The training program delivered everything I had expected; dialogue, posture mechanics, anatomy classes, ...

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how to take yoga practice to the next level

how to take yoga practice to the next level

How can a person who’s been practicing yoga for a while take their yoga practice to the next level?

Emily Burke, Senior Teacher at TheHotTT

yoga practice to next levelThere are of course various ways to accomplish advancements or deepening in your yoga practice. Depending on which type of practitioner you are, you may want to try a different approach ...

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#yogastory: work hard and relax completely

#yogastory: work hard and relax completely

Little more than 6 months ago I was a semi-retired psychiatric nurse, a 66 year old, with a regular hot Yoga practice; married, with a dog and a hunter’s cabin on 40 acres to tend. Then through my Yoga teacher, Elias Gaitan, and my wife, Helen, I heard about the HotTT. Through a process that I still do not completely understand, Helen and I agreed to send me to a ...

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What is the Purpose of Yoga?

What is the Purpose of Yoga?

Michele Pernetta, Workshop Teacher at TheHotTT

purpose of yogaThats entirely up to the practitioner. There is no “goal” that we need to have in our minds, such as “oh I must empty my mind in class today, or I must be able to sit in a perfect Lotus and meditate.” All that is the search and takes us ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Go On a Yoga Retreat

5 Reasons Why You Should Go On a Yoga Retreat

You’ve seen the brochures. You’ve heard your friends rave about it. You’ve marveled at the picturesque settings. You’ve researched yoga retreats to death, but yet you find yourself still needing a little bit more convincing to go on one. Well, here’s five reasons why you should just pack your bags and your yoga mat and go on a yoga retreat.

You will deepen your yoga practice

Yoga Retreat

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#beingpresentevo: being present through yoga and life

#beingpresentevo: being present through yoga and life

What does being present mean and how does it relate to our lives and our yoga practice?

To me being present means focusing on what is happening here and now. Whether I’m playing the guitar, writing, studying or even doing menial tasks like weeding the garden or washing the dishes I try to focus on the job at hand. I find I can get those jobs done more quickly and efficiently ...

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yoga and passover

yoga and passover

This weekend is the start of Passover.  All over the world, Jews use this holiday to remember and remind each other of the struggles and hardships in history.  Why is this a topic to discuss on a yoga blog?

During the seider on the first night of the holiday, the story of the exodus from Egypt is commemorated. The Jews had been slaves of Egypt’s pharaoh for many ...

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