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Teaching Hatha Yoga – Explaining the Hidden Benefits of Yoga Practice

Explain the benefits of Yoga to your students might not have been covered in your Yoga teacher training. Did you expect that every potential student would know what Yoga is? Think again – you might find yourself explaining the benefits of Yoga to a potential student before he or she takes a class.

Teaching Hatha Yoga Classes for Children

Teaching Hatha Yoga to children requires specialist skills. On the surface, it would seem easy enough to teach children about the foundational aspects of Yoga. Should one decide to teach children, it is wise to realize that they are not “little adults.”

Variations of Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)

How can yoga teachers modify half moon pose for students who need a challenge? What about students who need to practice a safer variation of ardha chandrasana? Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 explain how yoga instructors can help all students regardless of differences in physical ability.

Teaching Hatha Yoga – How Do You Become a Yoga Teacher?

If you decide to become a Yoga teacher, nothing can stop you. In this time, a new Universal truth has been spawned. Contrary to traditional thinking, a new system of free thinking beliefs exist where anyone can become anything they want, if they work hard enough.

Teaching Hatha Yoga – Safe Yoga Class Openings

I did find my foundational teacher training useful in regard to warm ups very effective for a beginner’s class as long as modifications are included for those students that are stiff, out of shape or older. Since the classes that I am instructing at the present moment are all levels classes at local health clubs and morning classes at the beach, I have found that modifications, which also make the postures more possible or more challenging, make the classes themselves more interesting, engaging and appealing to a wider range of students.

Teaching Hatha Yoga – Are You Eating Correctly?

According to Yogic philosophy, as described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, “bitter, sour, hot, green vegetables….Food heated again, dry, having too much salt, sour, minor grains, and vegetables that cause burning sensation, should not be eaten.”