GUIDE TO DIFFERENT KINDS OF YOGA

Yoga is turning out to be an increasingly admired activity in the Western world these days. The number of people going for yoga classes is on the rise and there’s a glut of different kinds of yoga. With a choice of Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Bikram Yoga and many more to discuss about. This article will assist you to recognize the dissimilarity between the most popular kinds of Yoga so you can select which kind is appropriate for you.

Hatha yoga:
In Sanskrit language “Ha” represents “sun” & “tha” represents “moon.” This kind of Yoga is considerably slow paced, gentle kind of Yoga. If you’re totally new to Yoga & don’t know any kind of asanas, then Hata Yoga is the best place to start from. Like other Yoga, Hatha Yoga aims to connect the spirit, mind and body.

Ashtanga Yoga:
In Sanskrit, this Yoga means “eight limbs.” It is a swift moving powerful Yoga exercise & is based on a continuous sequence of asanas, harmonized with the inhalation. In fact, this type of Yoga can be very challenging physically as you continually move from 1 asana in the progression to the next, thus you will find that it’ll enhance your stamina, flexibility and strength as well. amit in Ashtanga yoga

Power Yoga:
This’s a western version of Yoga & is based on Ashtanga Yoga. This type of Yoga class many essentially stick to the precise progression of asanas like Ashtanga Yoga does, but it doesn’t involve practicing a sequence of asanas without stopping & starting.

Vinyasa Yoga:
Vinyasa stands for breath coordinated movement & is another quick paced kind of Yoga, with an importance on breathing. This Yoga usually begins with sun salutations & moves on to more powerful stretching. Throughout the exercise, each asana is balanced with an opposite asana.

Bikram Yoga:
Also known as “Hot Yoga,” is performed inside a room heated up to one-hundred five degree with moisture of around forty percent. Typically, a series of twenty-six diverse asanas are practiced throughout a Bikram Yoga class & the hot temperature aids to relax muscles. Because of the extreme temperature, most participants sweat all through the class, and this assists to cleanse the toxins from your body.

If you are just a beginner or have never practiced any kind of Yoga before, then you should try to a few different kinds of Yoga to find out what suits you best. Keep in mind, there is no rule or principle that says you’ve to stick to one kind of yoga.

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Chinese Version

「 Ashta瑜珈谷(Ashta Yoga Valley)早期被稱作「阿米特瑜珈與靈氣中心,位於南印度果亞市(Goa)的美麗海灘(Arambol Beach)上,並將於印度邁索爾(Mysore)開立另一所瑜珈中心。位在果亞市的Ashta瑜珈谷提供瑜珈聯盟認證之200小時瑜珈教師培訓課程,不久的將來,也將於邁索爾市(Mysore)提供此培訓課程。瑜珈TTC程序的設計是一個深刻的自我親身歷程,你會加深自己的實踐,獲得更深一層的瑜珈知識、開闊自我意識。此外,瑜珈教師認證的許可證明,將能讓你更自信地以Ashtamga / Hatha 學派的瑜珈教導他人。Ashta 瑜珈谷提供每週的瑜珈課程、瑜珈深入加強課程、以及專屬於瑜珈老師們的姿勢校正課程。此外,Ashta 瑜珈谷亦提供Prayanama的課程。

阿米特(Amit)先生為Ashta 瑜珈谷的指導人,目前已完成了瑜珈碩士學位,其本身為E-RYT500瑜珈聯盟中教授Astanga和Hatha學派的瑜珈老師、獲得認證的NLP專業訓練師、治療師,同時也是一名靈氣師。

阿米特先生,曾參與靈性及自然療法長達11年以上,並且為專業認證許可的教師與治療師。

作為ㄧ名遵循古老歷史法則的靈氣師,以及靈氣臼井系統的教師,阿米特先生提供給他的學生及客戶們專業且深層的自然療法知識。」

Www.ashtayogaindia.com / www.Amitreiki.com

Who is Amit Namdev???

About Amit Namdev: Amit was born in central india in 1984 in a Namdev family. In state of Maharashtra Namdev supposedAmit Namdev

Amit Namdev is founder and owner of Ashta Yoga Valley in Goa India

to be the Brahmin (priest) however in central India Namdev’s are just a normal working cast. He was introduced to yoga when he was age of 9 years old, by his father who also was a body builder and a yoga practitioner. His father also has taken the role in India traditional fights that is called “kusti”.

Amit was told by his father if you want to be healthy the run, do some yoga stretching and drink lots of water.
His father used to give him money on drinking water. The more he drinks the more he gets money. Its a funny concept but it worked.
It continued to make Amit motivated in his progress to health. In 2003 he finished his schooling where he was a Boi-science student and Amit wanted to continue to study in the same for become a doctor as a heart surgeon.
The circumstance wasn’t with him. The medicine cost was more then his father could afford it.
Amit says: fortunately i couldn’t become a doctor.
Why he says that??
Because now Yoga is Amit’s passion and he is soo happy to be part of what he is doing now and find him self fortunate not being able to do the Medicine.
Amit started doing a 1 year Yoga and Naturopathy program where he learned how to teach yoga and also practice the alternative medicine, giving healing using water, mud, green leaves, Indian spices and also with energy called Reiki (universal life force energy).
He continued to grow and started teaching in central India, he was selected to teach at the school he was staying due to his English was fluent and could easily teach in English.
To continue to grow further, Amit moved to Dharamsala Himalayas, the residence place for His holiness Dalai Lama.
He started practicing teaching yoga to tourist coming to Dharamshala for free. And asked the feedback from his students to improve his teaching.
After 3 months of practice the season was about to end and his brother Yugesh Namdev who was based in Dharamsala, was now going for his visit to Sweden Europe.
Just before he left to europe he gave 500 INR to Amit and said; this moeny isnt for him to speand but to keep, in case he doesn’t succeed, go back home and never come back to him.
Amit was advised to go to Rishikesh and find a place where he could offer his yoga classes.
He took this 500 INR and left to Rishikesh in November 2004. However he spent 250 INR for buying a bus ticket from Dharamsala to Rishikesh and this was the cheapest bus ticket that he could find, which was non luxury and the most uncomfortable over night bus ride.
Amit Arrives in Rishikesh early morning at around 5 am, he waits for the sun to appear before looking for a place to have a shelter.
Fortunately he wrote an nice letter to Sivananda Ashram in Rishkesh and asked them if he could visit the Ashram for 2 weeks? He was welcomed there to come and stay.Amit in Yoga Pose
Amit went to Ashram and stayed there.
Later in the day he went to look for a hotel where he could teach yoga.
One of the hotel he arrived was called Brijwashi Palace.
He approaches the reception of the hotel and says; i want to teach yoga here. If you would like to have a teacher?
Hotel owner was there. He answers; i have already 7 other teachers, why should i take you?
He says; because i’m good teacher.
Owner; how do i know? OK why don’t we have a deal? You teach once a class and if people return to you, that means your a good teacher and also that you get the job then.
Amit; OK, i agree to that.
Later in the day some people came to inquire about yoga and the hotel owner direct them to Amit, who was siting in the garden on hotel.
Tourist: excuse me? Are you a yoga teacher?
Amit: Yes! With a nice smile on his face.
Tourist; is it possible to have a class this afternoon?
Amit: Yes! For sure with another bright smile.
Tourist: OK, i will see you later, my girlfriend also will be joining.
Amit: OK. With smile.
After when tourist left, owner called Amit and said: if these guys return after taking your class then

you will get the job!

Later in afternoon, Amit takes the class of the tourist and his girlfriend. After class they leave.
Amit comes to owner and gives his share to him. Which was 1/2 of 50 INR, which means 25 INR each.
Next day Amit arrives 7.50 am and waits for the tourist if they return…
But no body shows up!
Owner is smiling.. and then he calls Amit and says; well your students didn’t return!! so you don’t get the job.
Amit; but why are you keep smiling which saying this?? fair enough, that was the deal so thank you for giving me a chance. Good bye with a smile as always.
Owner: hahaha i am smiling because you do get the job.
Amit with surprise face: what? How?
Owner: this morning those tourist came and left a gift for you with good luck sign and wanted to give you thanks for your class. And this defines that you must have done a good class.
Amit: with a big smile Thank you!!!Amit teaching scorpion pose

After being 4 months in Rishikesh he returns to Dharamsala and have enough money to have his own place to teach.
He opened his YogaShala (yoga school) on May 25th 2005.
Started teaching and continue to become known among foreigners coming to Dharamsala from across the world.
He was a favorite and safer teacher for girls. As he was working with Yoga and Reiki due to his passion and he always is a focused person on his goal. A powerful aim-er for his goals. Like in Mahabharatha, Arjuna was a very successful Bow and arrow user cause his aim would fixed on his goal.
Amit has the Arjun quality to aim for what is. And then go for it, no matter what comes on the way.
He says: “This is life, and life is about doing and not just sitting and getting all what you want, because you will not know what you have received unless you have worked for it”.
Its called Tapus or hard wark.
Amit always takes feedback and continue to grow and therefore after 3 years of teaching Yoga and Reiki he found him self to be interested in New age psychology to understand himself and therefore others on a better and different levels.
He started learning and practicing Hypnotherapy, Linguistics Programming and Emotional Freedom Technique. He says after learning these new skills give him ability to understand people and answer the questions that he was unable to answer before.
Amit and his Yoga Group in Dharamsala Himalayas IndiaHis students find him to be very passionate teacher with alot of patience and warm energy. He works with warmth and connection is main part of the teachings. He aims for getting what his students look for and lives and teaches the real meaning of Yoga.
Apart from this, Amit wants to travel world and wants to meet as many people as possible, who
are part of his world.
He says : i want to meet all those people are part of me but not yet faced each other.
He wrote a quote for his travels: “ Before you meet me, i will come find you”.
His motivational quote towards his clients is: “ The Change occurred at the time, you decided to change”
Which means when you thought of giving up smoking, that time it was already happened, the therapy was only needed to settle and confirmed of this thought, in Mind.
I was inspired talking to him. He is always smiling and excited to talk to you. As his students says he is very warm and full of fun to be around him. And a great friend with a great teacher!!

He offers Yoga Teacher Training in Goa under Ashta Yoga Valley.
Thank you Mr. Amit Namdev for talking to me!
His webs if you might be interested in visiting him: http://www.AmitReiki.comhttp://www.AmitNamdev.com and http://www.AshtaYogaIndia.com

I’m a student of Journalism and trying learning the work. You can always give me for guidance and tips how could i improve my writing??
Appreciate it!
Thank you very much!
Mr. Journalist 🙂

 

3 full day MRY Workshop

MRY Workshop is a 3 day non residential workshop and powerful combination of Yoga – Meditation – and Reiki.

During his personal practice Amit has discovered that meditation directly following yoga practice Imageencourages a deeper meditative experience. As Reiki involves meditation the natural result of this is a very powerful and ultimately much more effective Reiki. Amit has created this exciting new course to enable him to share this experience with his students.

Who is it the course for?

Those who would like to quieten the mind and work inwardly to discover peace and sanctuary within themselves, whoever and wherever they are in life.

Yoga and meditation practioners who would like to proceed into deeper levels safely with support to enable a better understanding of their practice.

Those who would like to quit bad habits or are having difficulty sleeping and being at rest etc.

What will you learn?

You will have three core experience:

1. Reiki – Get Certified in Reiki Level 1 and learn the Hands on healing art. Gain the powerful ability to heal yourself and others at anytime, anywhere.

2. Meditation – Find a key to your lock. Through the practice of many different meditation techniques we will find a technique that fits for you. From 20 min continued daily practice you will discover the healing and balancing effects this will have on your mind and body and therefore your soul.

3. Yoga – You will learn the correct alignments of every posture according to Yoga Anatomy and the specific bone structure of your own body. You will learn how to work with your body to be able to practice safely integrating breath and movement coordination. You will deepen your understanding about your practice, and will gain all the tools needed to be able to continue your practice by yourself at home. A time for personal questions is dedicated as well to help you to work on personal difficulties in your practice.

When is next training?

Training starts every Tuesday to Thursday (min 2 seats and max 6 seats only)

 

What is the fee of the course?

Fee: 180 USD ( includes tea, Reiki and Yoga bibliography and Cetificates)

(The course can be done separated and can be joined only your desired subjects).

3 full day MRY Workshop

MRY Workshop is a 3 day non residential workshop and powerful combination of Yoga – Meditation – and Reiki.

During his personal practice Amit has discovered that meditation directly following yoga practice Imageencourages a deeper meditative experience. As Reiki involves meditation the natural result of this is a very powerful and ultimately much more effective Reiki. Amit has created this exciting new course to enable him to share this experience with his students.

Who is it the course for?

Those who would like to quieten the mind and work inwardly to discover peace and sanctuary within themselves, whoever and wherever they are in life.

Yoga and meditation practioners who would like to proceed into deeper levels safely with support to enable a better understanding of their practice.

Those who would like to quit bad habits or are having difficulty sleeping and being at rest etc.

What will you learn?

You will have three core experience:

1. Reiki – Get Certified in Reiki Level 1 and learn the Hands on healing art. Gain the powerful ability to heal yourself and others at anytime, anywhere.

2. Meditation – Find a key to your lock. Through the practice of many different meditation techniques we will find a technique that fits for you. From 20 min continued daily practice you will discover the healing and balancing effects this will have on your mind and body and therefore your soul.

3. Yoga – You will learn the correct alignments of every posture according to Yoga Anatomy and the specific bone structure of your own body. You will learn how to work with your body to be able to practice safely integrating breath and movement coordination. You will deepen your understanding about your practice, and will gain all the tools needed to be able to continue your practice by yourself at home. A time for personal questions is dedicated as well to help you to work on personal difficulties in your practice.

When is next training?

Training starts every Tuesday to Thursday (min 2 seats and max 6 seats only)

 

What is the fee of the course?

Fee: 180 USD ( includes tea, Reiki and Yoga bibliography and Cetificates)

(The course can be done separated and can be joined only your desired subjects).

3-WEEK Courses at Ashta Yoga Centre

3WEEK YOGA COURSES are offered that immerse the participant into the essence of Yoga from basic towards improvements, into both its philosophical and practical aspects. During these courses, a student is taught everything that is important and must be learnt to maintain a regular practice. Each week has 5 days of practice. Everyone coming to the Amit Yoga Centre for the first time must start with the 3-Week Introductory Course (for Beginners at amit’s yoga). 

This applies to everyone, regardless of their previous Yoga experience or how advanced their practice might be. The Course is informative, motivational and – above all – experiential.  If the student wishes to continue at Amit’s Center, they must join another two more 3-Week Course for continuing students, inorder to continueing learning and studying at Amit’s Center.

After the three courses of 3-week each completed succsefully, you may be ready and eligible to start your journey towards spreading that knowledge and love with others by taking a Yoga TT Course Level 1 with Amit. However taking 1 month of teacher training doesnt allow you to teach but beggining to be preparing for being teacher.

(The 3-week course can also be finished in 6 weeks, in three parts or threee weeks courses in 18- weeks. For more information contact center).

1. 5-Day Yoga Course for Beginners: This 5-day course is designed to introduce the Amit’s method of Yoga to the beginner student and some breathing execerice is introduced to provide a good fundmentalknowledge and experience of how to continue one’s daily practice after the course is completed. Corrective, informative, relaxing and being meditative are focused.

This course provides a fundamental framework and inspires one to explore deeper within. Amit or One of Amits trained teachers will conduct this Course. During the Course, we work on the foundations of Yoga in a unique way, which has been – and continues to be – personally researched and designed by Amit. Yoga is one, though practised diffrently to get diffrent expereince and accoding to individuals body structure and health reason.

2. 5-Day Yoga Course for Continuing Students: After successfully completing the 5-Day Yoga Course for Beginners, students who want to continue the same week can start class right in the next morning and are instructed by Amit or one of his trained teachers. These students are taught additional postures and guided, according to the pace at which they develop. Both 5-day Courses take 2.5 to 3.5 hours daily. As well as further pranayama are being introduced.

3. 5-Day Course for continuing students, (those want to take a break and wish to continue in next weeks are requested to consult with the teacher).Once comepleted sucssefully the second week then We will be introducing you to further postures as well as to be coordinating the pranayama practice together with Asana practice to get the best of your practice.And also to be used as therapy on level of mental, emotional as well as some physical aspects too.

For more information contact Amit Visit :http://www.ashtayogaindia.com or http://www.amitreiki.com

 

Flexibilty isnt important to be able to join yoga,

practice yoga and dedicate yourself to it,

And it will bring to you all you looking for.

Amit Namdev

Uddiyana Bandha / The Abdominal Lock

“Technique”

Stand with your feet one foot apart.
Bend slightly, place your hands on your thighs/knees.
Take a deep breath and exhale forcefully.
Contract your abdominal muscles as much as you can.
Without inhaling, expand the thoracic region.
Gently release your abdominal lock after a few seconds.
Take normal breath and repeat the technique.
You can do it upto three to four times. Each time, you may hold the
abdominal lock for 4/5 seconds.
Uddiyana Bandha should be performed only on empty stomach. It would do well
if you perform it after asana practice.
People suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease should refrain
from practice of Uddiyana Bandha.

“Benefits of Uddiyana bandha”

Uddiyana Bandha improves digestion.
It tones the abdominal muscles and strengthens abdominal organs.
It produces amazing results by enhancing the performance of vital organs.
It is one of the best yoga for reducing tummy fat.
It is good for ulcer and stomach pain.

” Shri Ganesha”

ImageLord Ganesha (how did he got his Elephant Head?)

The lord Ganesha is son of mata (mother) “Parvati & Lord Shiva”. Shiva is always meditating.

One day mata Parvati was board and she thought, it would be great if she had a child, so that she can play with and not get board. She created a mud statue and thought ; how nice it would be if this statue could take a human form? Then she cut her middle finger and put the blood on the statue, and the statue comes to human form.

She gives him the name Ganesh. She was very happy to have him and started playing with him and not board any-more.

One day she tells little Ganesh to sit out side the door while she is bathing and not let anyone come inside.

Mata Parvati went to Bathe.

Here The Lord Shiva comes home.

Lord Ganesh: You cant enter inside home, my mother told me to not let anyone come inside!

Lord Shiva: Who are you? And how come you telling me not to go inside my own house?

Lord Ganesh: No! As i said my mother told me not to let anyone come inside and i will obey it and don’t let you go inside the house.

The Lord Shiva gets very upset and angry and he chop the head of the Ganesha.

Here Mata Parvati comes out of the house and sees, that the Lord Shiva has chopped the head of the Ganesha.

Mata Parvati: What have you done?

Lord Shiva: This little boy was stopping me to not let me enter my own home.

Mata Parvati: This is what i told him to do, and he was obeying me!

Lord Shiva a bit surprised and sad.

Mata Parvati: I want my child back. Bring my child back to me.

Lord Shiva: This is against the Law of nature and i cant go against it.

Mata Parvati: whatever you do, i want my Ganesha back.

Lord Shiva says to his disciples to go and look for a pair of mother and child together and that the mother must be facing opposite of her child.

The disciples goes and look for everywhere. They found; crocodile, monkey, Lion and so on…. but all the mother has their faces towards their child.

They walk a bit more and then they see a mother elephant and baby elephant.

And they chop the head of that baby and brought to Lord Shiva.

Disciples: Prabhu (Lord) We looked everywhere and only mother elephant was not facing the baby elephant so we chopped the head out and brought.

Mata Parvati: No! i want my normal child back. I don’t want him to have a elephant head!

Lord Shiva: Parvati! with kindness. I can not change the law of nature, its getting too late, we have to hurry and get our child elephant head before its too late.

And Shiva puts the head on the boy and cut the middle finger of him and put on child and the Lord Ganesha sits up.

This is how the Lord Ganesha got his elephant head.

He is known as a God of Obstacle remover.

His Mantra is : “Om Gam Ganpataye Namaha”

 

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Thank you!

Amit

http://www.amitreiki.com

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Yoga Teacher Training 200 hrs & 500 hrs dates

Yoga Teacher Training Dates & Fees 200 hrs


Dates Fees

Early Bird*

Location Seats Status
10th  Aug to 6th Sep 2013 USD 1500 USD 1400

Dharamsala

2 – 10 Fully Booked
10th Sep to 07th Oct  2013 USD 1500 USD 1400

Dharamsala

2 – 10 Open
14th Nov to 11th Dec  2013 USD 1700 USD 1600

Arambol, Goa

2 – 15 Open
5th Jan to 1st Feb 2014 USD 1700 USD 1600

Arambol, Goa

2 – 15 Open
1st March to 28th March 2014 USD 1500 USD 1400 Dharamsala 2 – 10 Open
5th May to 1st June 2014 USD 1500 USD 1400 Dharamsala 2 – 10 Open
10st July to 06 August 2014 USD 2200 USD 2000

Chiang Mai, Thailand

2 – 10 Open
5th  Oct to 1st Nov 2014 USD 1500 USD 1400

Dharamsala

2 – 10 Open
5th Jan to 1st Feb 2015 USD 1800 USD 1700 Arambol, Goa 2 – 15 Open

 

Yoga Teacher Training Dates & Fees 500 hrs

(To be able to join a 500 hrs training one must have a 200 hrs certificate).

10th Sep to 19th Oct  2013 USD 2000 USD 1900

Dharamsala

2 – 10 Open
14th Nov to 23rd Dec  2013 USD 2200 USD 2000

Arambol, Goa

2 – 15 Open
5th Jan to 13th Feb 2014 USD 2200 USD 2000

Arambol, Goa

2 – 15 Open
1st March to 09th April 2014 USD 2000 USD 1900 Dharamsala 2 – 10 Open
5th May to 12th June 2014 USD 2000 USD 1900 Dharamsala 2 – 10 Open
10st July to 18 August 2014 USD 2800 USD 2500

Chiang Mai, Thailand

2 – 10 Open
5th  Oct to 13th Nov 2014 USD 2000 USD 1900

Dharamsala

2 – 10 Open
5th Jan to 13th Feb 2015 USD 2300 USD 2100 Arambol, Goa 2 – 15 Open

No. of Students : 10 – 15 nos. (We take small amount of people for great quality teaching and better focus on each indivuals.)

Our Yoga Teacher Training Tuition Fee Includes: Certificate of Teacher Training, Manual of TTC, NLP Manual,  Asana Sheet, Registration as Yoga teacher on Yoga Alliance International, Examination Fee and Tea once a day.

 Note :

  • Early Birds Price is 1 months before the beginning of the course.
  • (For individuals who want to strengthen their asana practice but do not want to participate in the TTC, the option is available to join us only for the asana portion of the program. Should you choose this option, you will not partake in the philosophy, anatomy, or NLP portions of the program, nor will you receive a certificate of teacher training.)

Terms and conditions: Please read carefully before signing up

  • Once the course is booked, it is not possible for us to refund any cancellations.
  • A non-refundable deposit 30% of the fee is required when booking the course. The remaining of the course fee (also non-refundable) should be paid on the first day of the course. However, you can take benefit of early bird payment by making your full payment at least 1 month in advance.
  • Should any unforeseen circumstances require us to modify to the teaching schedule, your teacher will make every effort to give prior notice and rearrange any postponed classes as necessary.
  • Any missed class will not be repeated so please be take your own responsbility and action to be attended in each class.

 

YTTC Daily Basic Schedule

  • 7 to 8 am  – Meditation and Chanting
  • 8 to 8:30 am  – Break
  • 8:30 to 9 am  – Self stretching / study
  • 9 to 11 am  – Asana class (Mysore Style / Led Ashtanga)
  • 11 to 12:30 pm – Brunch
  • 12:30 to 3:30 pm – Main Lecture / TTC Class
  • 3:30 to 4 pm  – Self stretching / study
  • 4 to 5:30 pm  – Asana Class (Vinyasa)
  • 5:30 to 7:00 pm  – Dinner Break
  • 7:00 to 8:00 pm  – Evening talk, Questions/Answers, Meditation

( Please not: The basic Schedule subject to change without any prior notice).