More and more athletes are turning to yoga to up their game, and this seems to be especially true in the running world!
Yoga has many fantastic uses and benefits, not least of all helping you to relax! And, let's be honest, who among us couldn't do with a little bit more (or a lot more!) relaxation in their lives!?
As you all surely know by now, self-care is one of my all-time favourite things to talk about! Absolutely everyone can embrace this concept, and we all stand to benefit from it. Although engaging in regular acts of self-care is something that I encourage everyone to do, there are some people who I believe should absolutely make it an everyday necessity!
Yoga Nidra is certainly not a new concept, and has been practised alongside yoga itself since the birth of this ancient practice. Although it has been around for just as long, Yoga Nidra is a component of yoga that is currently experiencing a surge in popularity. Given the countless benefits to the body, mind and soul that Yoga Nidra provides, this can only be a good thing!
It can be easy to feel out of your depth as a total beginner to yoga. With so many different types of yoga to choose from, so many different poses to master, and so much new knowledge to soak up, it can be be difficult to feel as though you are getting it right initially.
When you first get started as a yoga teacher you will likely be consistently soaking up new knowledge and enjoying new experiences on the mat. As you continue to teach, you may begin to feel as though there isn't much more to learn, or very many new things to try.
If you are in the very exciting position of having just finished your yoga teacher training, then you might now be looking around for your very first teaching opportunity. As we have discussed before on Whole Self Yoga, there are some great ways to stand out as a yoga teacher and to gain exposure for your brand. If you would like to read more about this then you can check out my article on How to Gain Exposure as a New Yoga Teacher!
You may be surprised to hear that yoga teacher training courses aren't just for aspiring yoga teachers! If you are simply someone who loves yoga, wants to learn more about it, and would like to soak up this knowledge whilst surrounded by people with similar aims and intentions, then a yoga teacher training course could absolutely change your life!
For many people, the physical aspect of yoga is what first draws them to the mat. They are looking for an alternative way to get fit, and understand that the benefits of yoga will help them to build upon their existing strength and flexibility.
Once a person has taken the first step and taken to the mat for a lesson, then they will likely very quickly understand the mental health benefits in addition to the physical challenge.