Hatha yoga. Basic principles of Hatha Yoga.

What do you know about hatha yoga - the most widely practiced kind of yoga in world at the moment? This step is a small review of this kind in order to warm up for the following course full of wisdom of yogis to improve the way we feel.

Hatha yoga includes large number of different poses. However, it is not enough to take a certain pose for a short moment of time to master this pose. Time factor plays important role too. And there are several more aspects to follow while you practice. This is very short but essential information to improve the knowledge of yoga and to work on practical skills.
And by the way, do you know who invented yoga?

Guide to Hatha Yoga

Welcome to the exciting and interesting course on Hatha yoga. Hatha yoga has many shapes and ways to do it. You can adjust it to your needs. To do it, learn the basic theory behind this topic. In this course we will cover

  • What is Hatha yoga?

  • Principles of Hatha yoga

  • The great secret behind simplicity

  • How to get prepared for Hatha yoga?

  • What is necessary for Hatha yoga practice?

  • Hatha yoga methods

  • Hatha yoga poses

  • Where to start?

  • 10-minute class of Hatha yoga for beginner

  • Closer look on one Hatha yoga pose – Cobra pose

  • Benefits of Hatha yoga

  • Yoga and modern lifestyle

  • Meaning of the term “ha-tha”

  • Some advanced level questions on Hatha yoga

  • Hatha yoga by Patanjali, one of the most ancient sources

  • Hatha yoga pose descriptions with PHOTOS

  • Ancient Hatha Yoga Narrative with photos – the most essential information you need to know about this teaching. All in one. Prime resource we recommend to follow. Text with multiple layers of meanings

  • Homework – your feedback about the course

  • Hatha yoga course CERTIFICATE

  • Possibility to forward to the next course for FREE.

Course includes texts, video materials, tests, photos.

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KRIYA YOGA TECHNIQUES. How to practise Kriya Yoga?

Kriya yoga is perfect for this. It will give your body movements that are required for the body to feel good. Kriya yoga will give positive impact on emotions, too.

Course of kriya yoga will be divided in two parts – theoretical and practical. Each step will contain both of these areas to improve the results. Practical material will include a review of each kriya individually. You will find out about the areas of the body to focus on in each kriya as well as about the effect promised by the ancient kriya yoga treatise.

Start Kriya Yoga Studies

  • What is Kriya yoga?
  • What is the main goal of Kriya yoga
  • Meaning of "Kriya"
  • 4 yoga axioms - basic yoga theory
  • How Kriya yoga works?
  • Levels of Kriya yoga - Surface level of Kriya, Deeper level of Kriya
  • Benefits of Kriya yoga
  • Kriya and Karma, how to determine what kind of Karma we have
  • Kriya and Prana
  • Transformation - what to expect from the practice of Kriya yoga
  • Who are we - body, mind, soul?
  • Work with thoughts and emotions
  • Conditions for successful Kriya yoga practice
  • Work with our blind zones with Kriya yoga
  • Aspects of intellect and mind in our life
  • Source of happiness
  • Kriya yoga know-hows, aspect of here and now, aspect of the right moment
  • Source for studying Kriya yoga - ancient Treatise on Kriya yoga
  • Kriya yoga theory
  • Physical, subtle and causal aspects in Kriya yoga
  • Combining of Kriya yoga with other kinds of yoga: yes or no
  • Finding the inner rhythm
  • Exciting Tests, Homework for review of the course & Awarding Yoga Certificate
  • and many more

Guide to Kriya Yoga

Every practice has three parts. Entry (introduction), the practice itself and conclusion or exist from the practice. We don’t simply jump in the practice. We need to get ready for it, to immerse in ourselves, to bring mind in very active state.
Like in any other kinds of yoga the main thing is harmony!!! Be gentle to yourself. And especially in kriya yoga, even more than in hatha yoga as kriya yoga primarily works on finer level than hatha yoga with its static exercises.
KRIYA YOGA TECHNIQUES. How to practise Kriya Yoga?

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Pranayama Yoga for Beginners. Pranayama Breathing Techniques.

Pranayama for Beginners - Learn About the Practice - How to Start Pranayama?

It is very exciting you learn Pranayama yoga! There are so many possibilities offered by our ability to breath. Breathing lets us to be here and now. It is incredible. Without breathing there is no life. If we learn to breathe properly we receive immediate positive reaction in many areas of our life. Pranama is the next recommended step after physical kinds of yoga –e.g. Hatha yoga! Why so? Find it out during the course.

Scientists and doctors have proven positive impact of breathing exercises. At the smallest of them is stress reduction that bothers 99% of people in the world. However, Pranayama is beyond this simple fact of breathing. It is direct link to our initial vital energy Prana.

Basic Pranayama Breathing tehcnics.

This course on Pranayama will open you the doors to this exciting world. Would you like to know what topics are we going to study? Let us name only a few:
  • Introduction to Pranayama yoga or Basic Pranayama

  • What is Prana and pranayama?

  • Pranayama vs. simple breathing exercises

  • Pranayama and other kinds of yoga

  • Let’s see how Prana works

  • What does it mean if somebody has high or low level of Prana?

  • Are there and dangerous aspects related to Pranayama practice?

  • How can we increase our life energy?

  • Practical moments to take into account during the practice of Pranayama?

  • Practicing of Pranayama in modern conditions of life

  • Risk management for Pranayama practitioners

This course on Pranayama yoga contains tests for verification of the material you will have studied. Access to the next step is granted after successful completion of the test.

Free on-line Pranayama studies

Never before yoga and pranayama knowledge have been so available!

Remember this course is for serious studies of yoga. To ensure successful and complete understanding of this Pranayama course, it is regarded that the student has completed the previous courses on what is yoga, basic yoga principles, fundamental yoga theory, kinds of yoga in a sequence of offered on the site of YogaOpenYoga.com. It is also recommended to practice Hatha yoga and Kriya yoga at least twice a week to prepare body for Pranayama breathing exercises. Open Yoga also offers Masterclass of Pranayama yoga to review this topic in more detail and to receive practical recommendations for practice.

Pranayama Yoga for Beginners. Pranayama is more as Breathing Techniques.

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How to meditate for beginners?

Meditation Guided. Meditation Techniques. How to meditate for beginners?

Meditation is one of the branches of the single yoga teaching. And the goal of meditation yoga is the same as the goal of all yoga as a whole: self-exploration, acquisition of freedom from all the limiting factors. We may say that meditation is a set of tools that lets us reach the highest goal of yoga.

A modern person's job can sometimes last for many years and its result is very distant in time. And that is where we observe a state of accumulated stress - we tense all our powers, all our emotions, all our nerves but the result is still not there. We burn out and simultaneously fall within the scope of numerous irritant factors: we get stuck in hours-long traffic jams or push strollers through the subways during rush hours, we are surrounded by the noise and the clatter of the city, the overall nervousness falls upon us. And these negative factors overlap with the internal pressure from unfinished tasks or some unachieved goals that we set for ourselves, which results in dire consequences in the form of stress. That is why it would be good to learn to enter this state of peace, tranquility, and detachment in order to restore one’s strength, to see things in a new light, even if it is the task, we are working on.

How start meditate?

Let's try to understand what is meditation. It is important area of yoga that is very helpful, may require some prior preparation and has several stages. Mediation is based on certain principles: the principles of our body, the principles of mind and the principles of our world. And despite the fact that the topic of meditation is rather complicated and serious, it is at the same time very close to life. Our task is to approach the theory and of course the practice of this question in such a way that each of you could consciously try this kind of yoga and get a result yourself.

Meditation Guided. Meditation Techniques. How to meditate for beginners?
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Karma YOGA

Karma YOGA

Concept of Karma is very interesting. There are many misunderstandings about it, thereby it is usful to take a closer look at it. Karma itself is nothing negative or positive. It is just the law of causes ans consequences. Knowing the laws of karma considerably improves the quality of our life. Makes it more meaningful.

The topic of today's seminar is Karma Yoga. This topic is extremely interesting, extremely practical. Although at the first glance it is not quite Yoga: no one is standing on the head in this kind of yoga. So let's start in order to move closer to the concept of Karma. This term is now quite common in the West. But as often happens, it came to us from the East and got its own meaning, quite different from the real meaning of the word as implied in the teachings of the East and including Yoga.

Karma yoga studies

We will also review the following questions:

  • concept of time,
  • who is to blame for our problems,
  • concept of logic,
  • problems on the way and many other.

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