Membership Benefits

IFYM Membership Benefits

IFYM supports Yoga teachers, Meditation teachers and Practitioners and Master Teachers worldwide. IFYM Registered Members are recognized as attaining the highest standards of professionalism and service within Yoga and Meditation. The International Foundation of Yoga and Meditation provides outstanding benefits for members and we look forward to being of service to you.

Our mission is to lead the global yoga and meditation community to set high standards, foster integrity, provide resources, and uphold the teachings of yoga and meditation beyond the boundary of country, religion, cults and sects.

JOIN Forces with Our Global Network:

  • Get involved in standards development
  • Network with other professionals in your local area or within a specific meditation or yoga interest
  • Mentor the next generation of yoga and meditation students
  • Promote the highest professional and ethical standards

IFYM membership is the mark of a professional. It’s a standard recognized by clients, public as …

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IFYM Yoga Code of Conducts and Ethics

IFYM Code of Conducts and  Ethics

Registered Professional Members and Professional PLUS Members

IFYM Registered Meditation and Yoga Professionals agree to:

1. Always treat clients and students with the utmost respect and honor.

2. Abide by a vow of confidentiality. Any information that is discussed within the context of a Meditation and Yoga session is confidential between the client and practitioner.

3. Provide a safe and comfortable area for sessions or classes and work to provide an empowering and supportive environment for clients and students.

4. Have a pure and clear intention to offer your services for the highest healing good of the client and highest potential of the student.

5. Provide a brief oral or written description of what happens during a session and what to expect before a client’s initial session. Provide a clear written description of subjects to be taught during each level of Meditation or Yoga, …

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Types of Meditation

Meditation TypesWhat are the different types of meditation? Just as there are different forms of exercises to train and relax the body, there are different ways to train and relax the mind. There are many ways to meditate depending on what you are personally trying to achieve. Our ability to resist an impulse determines our success. It’s probably the single most important skill for our growth and development. Meditation teaches us to resist the urge of that counterproductive follow through (McCown, Reibel, & Micozzi, 2010).  The eight most powerful meditation techniques are:

  1. Om Meditation

    Om meditation is the combination of the two great meditation techniques – breath and sound. They are combined form of yoga posture, breathing exercises and sound exercises. As Amit Ray said “Om is the mantra of harmony and celebration. Om is the mantra to access the Supreme Divinity residing within us. Om is the mysterious cosmic energy

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Science of Yoga Six Powerful Inspirations

Science of yoga is not just about philosophy. It is all about how yoga can change your health and mental well-being, which is measurable, observable and quantifiable. Yoga is a systematic way to attain perfection, through physical and mental exercises.

Yoga has been noted to reduce anxiety and depression.  Scientific studies have also shown that yoga can improve several conditions including psychological and pain syndromes, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders and autoimmune and immune syndromes.

Volumes have been written on the healing properties of yoga. Although very little research has been conducted on potential underlying mechanisms for the effects of yoga, it appears yoga stimulates pressure receptors under the skin which, in turn, leads to enhanced vagal activity and reduced cortisol.

Scientist observed that yoga exercises gives superior parietal cortex, involved in directing attention, and the visual cortex.

1. Yoga Improves Immunity Function

There are numerous scientific studies that show that …

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Two most powerful yoga quotes

Recent studies in people with chronic low-back pain suggest that a carefully adapted set of yoga poses may help reduce pain and improve function. Scientists are getting close to proving what yogis have held to be true for centuries — yoga and meditation. Hundreds of studies have been conducted on the mental health benefits of yoga and meditation.

In a study published in May in the medical journal PloS One showed that one session of  yoga relaxation practice was enough to enhance the expression of genes involved in energy metabolism and insulin secretion and reduce expression of genes linked to inflammatory response and stress.

If you have completed your teacher training and are now an official yoga instructor, here are some beautiful inspirational yoga and meditation quotes to inspire your students.

You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks. — Amit Ray



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Mindfulness Meditation In Nature: What Does Research Say

Mindfulness meditation can be defined in many ways and can be used for a variety of different therapies. Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. The term “mindfulness” is a translation of the Pali term sati, which is a significant element of some Buddhist traditions.

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion, or on a chair, with the back straight. Recent interest has emerged for studying the effects of mindfulness on the brain using neuroimaging techniques, physiological measures and behavioral tests.

Neuroimaging techniques suggest that mindfulness practices such as mindfulness meditation are associated with “changes in the anterior cingulate cortex, insula, temporo-parietal junction, fronto-limbic network and default mode network structures.

Life is a mystery- mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity.

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