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Yoga Journal - How to guide

Yoga Journal - How to guide

yoga journal 

To write a yoga journal can be hard but also very rewarding for the yoga practice and the process of learning about yourself. Writing has never been easy for me. It has never been but over the years when I have taken yoga classes thoughts, and reflections are surfacing. Maybe the teacher says something outstanding in class, and I try to make a mental note of that but after the shower and lunch that it is "gone with the wind" with my short memory span. What I have been missing is an excellent way to save these notes. What I have been missing is a yoga journal.

These days I do a lot of home practice and when we created the personal dashboard in Yogateket, we wanted it to be as practical and easy for our community to maintain a good yoga practice with functions like, setting weekly practice goals, save favorite yoga classes or picking up the yoga challenge right where you left off, and now also you can write a yoga journal straight from the dashboard and save to your personal notes.

Writing a diary will be another tool in your “yoga toolbox,” and it can help a to get out more of your yoga practice. So here are some tips on how to get started if it doesn’t come naturally and you have a little struggle like me.

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Namaste meaning

If you have ever attended a yoga class, then you are familiar with the word Namaste. But do you really know Namaste meaning? Many people take Namaste to only be a traditional but respectful greeting practiced in India. However, it is much more than greeting hello or goodbye. Namaste is one of the six forms of pranama in Hindi tradition.



Namaste appears in many ancient Hindu scripts. For instance, it appears in the Rigveda 8.75.10, Atharvaveda verse 6.13.2 and Taittirya Samhita amongst others. The origin of Namaste is unknown. However, it has been practiced for ages in India. It is a great sign of obedience and submission from one being to another.


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Savasana or Dead body pose

Sanskrit words shava (शव, Śava) meaning "corpse" and asana (आसन, Āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat."

It is a posture that simulates a dead body, and its meaning is relaxation therefore recuperation. It is not just laying down on the yoga mat with fluctuations of the mind nor is it falling asleep. Savasana is often used at the end of a yoga session, but it is also in between other postures. You might hear this is the most difficult asana, and it might be, but it is also one of the most rewarding and refreshing ones. 

A correct Savasana demands perfect discipline, though it is easy to relax for a few minutes laying down. But to do so without any physical movements or fluctuations of the mind can be very challenging. 


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