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MANTRA: Chanting to Higher Consciousness

MANTRA: Chanting to Higher Consciousness

A mantra practice can be done mentally (as we have already explored in the japa practice) or out loud. Chanting mantras is a form of yoga. It is different from singing in that you need zero musical talent or experience to benefit. Purely on a psychological level, when...

Japa Mala: Using Prayer Beads

Mala beads are beautiful and diverse. They can be made of any material; glass, stone, plastic, clay, metal, seed or wood. Cultures from around the world use them. Many people wear them and do not realize what they are for or where they come from; but they do make...

Nyasm: Moving Mudra

Nyasm: Moving Mudra

There are many facets to this meditation technique. What makes it unique is the way we move our hands through various mudras (energetic seals) in sync with breath and mantra. Choose a mantra to work with. On our 200 hour yoga teacher training immersion intensive in...

Trataka: Concentrated Gazing

Trataka: Concentrated Gazing

Trataka is a gazing meditation written about in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. It is one of the classical Sat Karmas (six cleansing techniques) of Hatha Yoga. Although it is not mentioned in the classical text, this meditation is best practiced with contact lenses and...

Silence: Seek the Empty Space

Silence: Seek the Empty Space

Practicing noble silence is a wonderful way to focus our energies and awareness inward and to conserve Prana. On our 200 hour Hatha Bhakti Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, we spend from 6am-10am each Saturday morning in silence together. We share sacred space during our...

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