Stress often pulls students into worrying about either the past or the future, and with a yoga instructor's insistence that they keep their minds on the present, this trains students to reduce the amount of time spent racing towards the the future or worrying about the past.
During most Yoga teacher training courses, the health of the skeletal body and it's relationship with asana is covered. The weak links within the skeletal body are our joints. Our joints are the areas of the body in which bones are joined together, and this allows bones to glide freely and painlessly.
I can appreciate the attention Yogic philosophy and methodology are getting, but there are many different forms of Yoga that are practiced in India. I contend that the ancient Yogis would be pleased about the number of practitioners who gain physical benefits today. If you desire to become a Yoga instructor, you should feel free to embrace the physical benefits and explain them to your students.
In a yoga teacher training course, many subjects are discussed and among them is the safety of our students in the studio and in their homes. Compared to many other child activities, asana, pranayama and meditation are not the most dangerous activities our kids can practice.
Your research, mock classes and practice with just one friend during Yoga teacher training prepares you for teaching private classes. Reliable online sources also provide a goldmine of information about how to start out. Private instructors have all the qualities of any good Yoga teacher, but there are a few basics that make private sessions more successful.
More than twenty years ago, I was attending a yoga teacher training and the guru who organized it stated that there was too much emphasis on anatomy in typical instructor intensives.
No matter how many years you teach, or how many yoga teacher certifications you have, beginners will have fresh viewpoints about this practice he value so deeply. Listen to them patiently and you will learn more about yourself as you master patience from within.
As a yoga instructor, your job is to nurture this growth and development in your clients to encourage them to press on. If you are teaching yoga sessions for a host of ailments, take some time to get to know your client and focus on one or two goals at a time.
We know that when pain is apparent in the back area the cause can often be due to tightness or strain in other areas of the body. Sometimes tight hamstrings, the neck or shoulders are to blame. Yoga teachers should explain this important concept to the client as they provide them a variety of stretches that focus not only on the back specifically but also on the limbs and core.
Yoga teachers must be sure to get a complete medical history from pregnant clients, making sure to go over the details of the pregnancy. Is it a first pregnancy? Does the woman fall into a high-risk category due to age or another issue?