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How to select a Yoga Teacher Training Programs in India

Posted On : 12 June 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

For every beginner who is initiated into YOGA, this question arises in his mind how to find proper yoga instructor course in India, where shall I learn properly the very ethics of Yoga. The adage that when disciple is ready guru appears is as true today as it was thousands years ago. The beginner should have ardent desire to learn Yoga and he shall find competent guru (teacher) who shall teach him the basics as well every details of yoga. The Yoga has been handed to the present generation by the word of mouth by the ancient Rishis (saints) and it has been preserved in its purest form and authentic teachers are teaching it in Rishikesh.


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International Yoga Day & Yoga Festival 2017

Posted On : 08 July 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

International Yoga Day or world yoga day (Yoga Divas) was first celebrated by the whole world on 21 June 2015. Millions of people did yoga for 1 hour on international yoga day June 21 together in India, America, Japan, Canada, Spain and many other countries. People in various countries did hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga and many other styles of yoga at the same time to show unity through yoga. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) gave recognition to International Day of Yoga from 11 December 2014 onwards.




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Mantras, Chants and Prayers

Posted On : 05 August 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha, Tat Savitur Vareneyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi, Dhiyoyo Nah Prachodayat



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What is Yoga ?

Posted On : 10 August 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

What is Yoga ?
Benefits of Yoga ?




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Learn Yoga in India

Posted On : 20 August 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

So just dont wait. Come to AYM Yoga School in Rishikesh and feel and be part of the change in yourself. Make yourself better and discover self while connecting with god.


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Triangle Pose or Trikonasana

Utthita Trikonasana or Trikonasana

Posted On : 05 Sept 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

'Tri' means three, 'Kona' means angle. Thus, Trikona asana means Triangle pose.

Utthita - Extended or Standing

Trikonasa or Trinagle pose is a standing, side-bending, balancing, stretching, gentle strengthening, and beginner kind of pose. It is one of the fundamental and basic poses.

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Utthita Parsvakonasana

Posted On : 21 September 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Hindi Name - Utthita Parsvakonasana ( English - Side Angle Pose):

Utthita means 'stretched' also 'standing' and Parsva means 'side', and Kona means 'angle'. Together Utthita Parsvakonasana means 'body extended on the side having angle in side of body'. Practicing this pose extends the top portion of your body through your uplifted arm, and from your back part of the body.

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Virbhadrasana I

Posted On : 12 October 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Virbhadrasana I

Word Meaning:
Vira = warrior, bhadra= Gentle/humble (gentle as in gentleman) Word meaning will be humble, brave warrior.

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Virbhadrasana II

Posted On : 20 October 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Virbhadrasana II

Word Meaning : Vira means warrior or Bhadra (god of warrior). Virbhadra is also an incarnation of Lord Shiva according to Hindu mythology. Actually, this pose turns the practitioner’s body into a strong body & that’s why this pose is called Virbhadrasana.



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Parivrtta Trikonasana

Posted On : 26 November 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Parivrtta Trikonasana

Word Meaning:

Parivrtta =Parivrtta means revolved or twisted or turned..
Trikonasana =Tri means three and Kona means angles.

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Surya Namaskar

Traditional Sun Salutations - Surya Namaskar

Posted On : 12 December 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Traditional Sun Salutations - Surya Namaskar

Defining Sun Salutation

Sun salutation or Surya namaskar is set of exercises performed by yoga practitioners as warm up. It is a key element of vinyasa flow yoga and includes inhale -

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Ashtanga Vinyasa - Primary Series - Complete Sequence

Posted On : 20 December 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Ashtanga Vinyasa - Primary Series


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Kundalini Yoga

Mystery Of Kundalini Yoga

Posted On : 21 December 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Unraveling Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini means kundalini made up of 'kundal' which means a coil or a ring which Indian women wear in their ears. Sometimes this undalini is also named as serpent energy or bhujangini as this energy is revolving like a snake in mooldhara chakra.


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Seven Chakras

Special Poses to open your seven chakras

Posted On : 31 December 2016.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Special Poses to open your seven chakras

We have seven most important chakras in our body’s system which are mooladhara, swadhisthana, manipura, vishudhi, and . If there is balance in your chakras then energy going in our body will also be balanced. So for a normal person, it is very important to balance these chakras by simple posture, which are:

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Important mudras of yoga

Important Mudras of Yoga

Posted On : 02 January 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

About Mudras

Yoga is a practice of physical, mental and spiritual well-being, which includes a set of poses and meditation. It also includes important mudras or positions done during meditation. Mudras also mean gestures adopted during pranayama and meditation that direct the flow of energy into our body. According to yogic tantras, these mudras are said to stimulate different parts of the brain. Described below are the yoga mudras:

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Introduction of Asana

Introduction of Asana and Meaning

Posted On : 04 January 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Asanas are known as postures such as chakrasana or wheel posture, dhanurasana as bow posture and asanas belong to three basic postures of humans i.e. Standing, sitting, and lying down but asana differs from posture in many aspects. Asanas are not postures.

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Breathing Exercise for Beginners

Sahaja Kapalabhati

Posted On : 07 January 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Meaning : Sahaja means simple, easy to practice.
Starting Position : Seated.

The optimal position for Sahaja Kapalabhati is a simple seated meditative pose—Sukhasana, Siddhasana, or Half or Full Lotus Pose, maintaining a stable, upright, seated posture, place palms on the knee.

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Breathing Exercise for Beginners

Kapalabhati (Breath of Fire)

Posted On : 14 January 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Meaning : Kapala = skull, bhati= shines. It is classified under kriyas as well as in Pranayamas. If breathing of kapalabhati follows retention, we may say kapalabhati is a pranayama.

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What is stress?

Posted On : 18 January 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

A business comparison to stress is demand and supply. Just like there should be a demand to focus on supply, there are reasons that create stress. Stress is the mental or emotional strain caused by demanding or adverse circumstances. So, there are factors that contribute to stress.

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Yoga For Stress Relief

When you feel stressed, remember: "There's more to life than increasing its speed." (M. Gandhi)

Posted On : 23 January 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

If you were to walk into a so-called corporate office, you are most likely to find Mr. Stress. He is everywhere. You will hear him walking the corridors. At first, you might think that it's intent or the demands of his job that make him walk faster. But, we don't judge books by their covers though, do we?

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Meditation: A simple explanation

Posted On : 25 January 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Webster's dictionary defines meditation as a contemplation or reflection. In other words, it’s the action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time. It can also be described as a mental exercise with the goal of reaching a higher level of spiritual awareness.

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Why Rishikesh for Yoga

Posted On : 30 January 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Yoga isn't a fad anymore. Modern science have given conformations and explained as to how yoga improves mental and physical health. People start doing yoga for various reasons. In the west, some do yoga to be in shape. Some get introduced to it as a way to recover from a physical injury, and perhaps a select few do it as a spiritual practice.

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Patanjali's Niyamas

Patanjali's Niyamas

Posted On : 01 February 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Patanjali's yoga sutra contains 8 limbs. Here, we will explore the 2nd limb: Niyamas.
Niyamas are rules for personal behavior. The five Niyamas are:

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Underneath factors that makes yoga teacher training in India so much demanding

Posted On : 03 February 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

India is the birth place of Yoga. There can't be any better destination than India to find better resource and information regarding Yoga. One may claim that Yoga is no more confined within India or it is already like a globally acknowledged term. It's also a fact that yoga centers can be found at every part of the globe.

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Top 20 yoga schools in Rishikesh

List of 20 yoga schools in Rishikesh

Posted On : 09 February 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

India has managed to drag a huge number of tourist attractions for Yoga. Credit goes to the premium institutions here for the Yoga and meditation programs, etc. At the same time, a great number of people fly to India for yoga teacher training programs to pursue the incredible career options in Yoga.

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Pranayama for Beginners

Pranayama for Beginners

Posted On : 18 February 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

Pranayama is a complimentary practice that can enhance your yogic journey. The simplest definition of Pranayama means to hold the breath. Here are three common pranayama techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life:

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Yoga for glow skin

Yoga for Naturally Glowing Skin

Posted On : 21 February 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

We all want to get that glow in our skin. If you are a yogi, the good news is that you don’t have to settle for creams or beauty packages to get there. Often, premature wrinkling is due to stress caused by unhealthy lifestyle practices. Smoking, alcohol and detrimental eating habits can take a toll on your beauty.

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