Yoga is a powerful practice that unites and harmonizes the relationship of the mind, body and soul.
Yoga is a gift to experience, it allows for self-reflection and it is a kind of soul quest. It demonstrates to us in a subtle, gentle mode that the heart is propelled by an invisible energetic force which permeates everything and everyone.
Yoga is not about simply stretching, being flexible, a religion or some kind of esoteric new age mysticism. It is a daily practice or preparation, a systematic set of tools and conscious continuous effort to attain internal peace and elevates the emotional states of a person and transcends limitations. Yoga is a system of preparation which helps us attain Moksha or liberation to the inevitable suffering and pain of the human experience.
Many people suffer from anxiety, stress and an overactive mind. Yoga helps slow down the mind and promotes inner stillness which helps us connect to our inner selves…our true self and our natural state of inner peace, happiness and love. It allows one to connect to Atma, which means our soul in Sanskrit.
The Journey… Metamorphosis is a reference book for both Yoga Teachers who want to grow in their yoga practice into a training facility or yoga students with a desire to start teaching yoga.
In this practical yet comprehensive yoga training manual, you will learn fundamentals needed to teach yoga. This manual demonstrates the methodology of teaching yoga, physical and subtle energetic anatomy, and the philosophy of yoga.
There are over ninety illustrations and explanations for over sixty postures, including variations for beginners as well as practical instruction for over sixty asanas in common English and Sanskrit names with the effective techniques, anatomical muscles being used in the pose, common risks, modifications, contraindications, teaching tips, subtle energetic, instructional cues and physical benefits of each.
Providing step-by-step sequencing explanations and ten samples on how to design a creative vinyasa, modified ashtanga, yin and restorative classes. There is a section on how to give adjustments-alignment cues, biomechanics of movement/anatomy, pranayama, teaching techniques, how to teach meditation and the science of mindfulness, ancient powerful mantra and their sacred meaning, philosophy, nadis, chakras, koshas and description of the different kinds of yoga. There is a section about the nomadic yoga lifestyle and the business of yoga section is great for anyone considering opening a center abroad or just starting to make a living teaching.
This book will provide an experiential, comprehensive manual of teaching yoga for beginner students or who are especially preparing for the 200 hour yoga teacher training course or those who want to go deeper for self-exploration.
L. Farrah Furtado’s two yoga schools: Bend it like Buddha Yoga school in Portugal and Kaohsiung Yoga school in Taiwan has reached world-wide popularity for not only their yoga retreats but also their 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. This manual was developed with great care over time from Furtado's ten years of both teaching and leading 200-hour teacher training retreat programs in Taiwan, Mysore, Goa, Bali and Portugal.
Discovering yoga on an individual level with an open heart will go a long way in helping to achieve emotional and spiritual balance, peace and love and eventually world peace.
Many blessings come to us through Yoga. The practice grows into a deep resounding meditative experience in which we realize the pure essence of all that exists and become absorbed in the essence of Oneness.