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April 27, 2015
Every teacher loves yoga, but why do some yoga students expect the studio to be open on holidays? When Thanksgiving weekend came up, I mentioned that I was traveling to be with my parents for the holiday. One of my students complained so much that I couldn't believe she made such a fuss. I made this announcement at the beginning of November and no yoga classes were ever scheduled for that time. The schedules were out in September and we always post holidays on the bulletin boards and on the studio doors. Is it wrong to visit your family on a national holiday?
I am curious to know how the rest of you and other yoga teachers handle the holidays and vacation time. Does anyone leave their studio open on Thanksgiving? It's slow the entire Thanksgiving week. We had a yoga class on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and one student showed up. I wonder if I should have shut down for Thanksgiving week. Now, here's the punch line: The same student who wanted the studio to be open for Thanksgiving is hoping for a Christmas day class. She has family out of state too, but she won't visit them. So, I ask what in the world do you do to reason with a student who wants to be in your yoga studio 24/7?
Maybe I need a fresh pair of glasses but this looks like self centered behavior to me. So, I need some fresh opinions because I have tried to be patient with this student but I am near the end of my rope with her. One last thing: she is a nice person, so Im in a strange situation because she is so polite all the time, but she thinks I live, sleep, and eat at my studio. Looking forward to hearing from you.
April 27, 2015
Yoga is becoming more and more popular nowadays. Its holistic practices help people go back to what is essential in their life and forget about the little things and concentrate on the big important issues of life. Its meditation techniques do not influence only the state of mind, but also the shape of the body.
Health is probably the most important thing to be able to function normally. Yoga techniques can improve the body condition and can help as an additional treatment for some diseases. First of all yoga meditation positions encourage people to concentrate on their breathing. Allowing the oxygen go to the brain can only have positive effects.
One of the most common heath problems nowadays is caused by the sedentary life we lead. Adding to that the unhealthy way of eating we end up in having nagging pains and physical discomfort. Some yoga techniques can improve our quality of life because they can help us get rid of back and joints pains. The meditation positions stretch the muscles and lubricate the joints. Moreover, some energetic types of yoga can help you tone your body and lose weight.
Yoga improves your job performance. This seems hard to believe but it is true, especially for those jobs that require creativity. Artists, writers and even actors need to be relaxed and open minded to perform better and to be creative. They have to be able to concentrate and to relax at the same time. Many actors from Hollywood and famous singers practice yoga because its benefits. Some techniques can even help people improve their breathing techniques, thing very important for singers. Even those whose job does not require creativity can benefit from practicing yoga. Being able to concentrate easily is a strong point in any job.
One of the most important problems people have to confront with nowadays is stress. A stressful life can lead to many other problems beside lack of satisfaction with your own life. Through meditation people can unwind after a long day at work and forget about the day to day worries. Yoga is even more than that. Those who practiced it for many years confessed that it made their life happier. They think positively and always see the bright side of life. Some do not have the necessary time to practice yoga position more than a few minutes a day. This is why at least once a year they choose to relax and concentrate on themselves during a yoga holiday in fantastic places around the world.
The truth is that yoga holidays are the best ways of unwinding after a hard year of work.
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