Thinking of signing up for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training?
What else can you do whilst you are there?
Thailand, the country of Temples, massages, great food, elephants and of course the smile. In the north of Thailand 25k away from Chiang Mai is where you can do find yourself on the Tribe 200hr Thailand Yoga Teacher Training.
For many of us extreme back bends are not what the body needs! Too oft yoga practitioners strive after postures like urdhva dhanurasana and kapotanasana with a fierce passion. I have a students who is doing everything she can to get into full Kapotasana (arguably one of the most intense back bends possible). Whilst flexibility is vital in the spine for good health the long term effects of extreme backbends may actually be a weakening of the spine that can lead to all sorts of issues.
What’s the difference between gymnastics and asana? Gymnastics and circus antics offer a chance to develop strength, stamina, flexibility, balance, grace and poise in the human form, so too does yoga. Gymnastics and circus depend on ones ability to focus and to concentrate in order to move dextrously and skilfully, so too does yoga. Then what is it that marks the turning point from merely a physical training to a spiritual practice? In gymnastics and circus sequences of movements are combined together to create perfection in form. They are performances whereby the rewards are in the accomplishment of the moment. Handstand into splits: done! A tumble ending in a double summersault: done! Through relentless practice the aim is to forge the body into predetermined movements, postures; form.