Yoga Style Confusion by Dickson Lau

Yoga Style Confusion   When asked which style of yoga they are practicing, many students say Hatha yoga. Hatha yoga is not really a style of yoga. Hatha means “Asana” + “Pranayama”. Any yoga that involves asana + pranayama is hatha yoga. “Ha” menas Sun, “Tha” means moon. Hatha also …

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Yoga Yes and No by Dickson Lau

Yoga Yes and No   The earliest yoga classic “yoga sutra” did not mention any particular posture when it talked about asana. It has not mentioned what postures are right or what postures are wrong. This ”Yoga sutra” written 2000 years ago only said that postures must be steady and …

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To become an outstanding yoga instructor by Dickso Lau

To become an outstanding yoga instructor   Another frequently asked question is whether it is difficult to become a yoga instructor. I would answer, to become an instructor, not difficult, to become an outstanding instructor, very difficult, requiring mastery of techniques and time. A lot of people have the misconception …

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As much as possible by Dickson Lau

As much as possible   When writing this book, I found out that one of the most frequently used terms is “as much as possible”. During class, I also keep encourage my students to do a bit more, till they have feel, till the optimal point is reached and the …

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The naming of poses by Dickson Lau

The naming of poses   One of the challenges faced in writing this book, is the naming of poses. Standard postures have different names by different yoga styles and it is difficult to decide which one to adopt. As for poses which I have created, there is nothing to base …

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In love with pain, by Dickson Lau

In love with pain   Is yoga painful? This is a very difficult question to answer. If I say not painful, serious yogi will know, no pain at all means just making empty poses which has no effect at all. But if I say painful, I might scare away the …

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Hot Yoga: love & hate, by Dickson Lau

  Hot Yoga love & hate   Thanks to Ms Almen Wong who brought hot yoga to Hong Kong, resulting in it being so popular today. As hot yoga becomes the trend, there are more and more young learners. Yoga centres of different scales and different styles are launched and …

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