Many people compare the Yoga teacher certification process to a big hurdle in life, but the day an intern receives his or her diploma, for teaching Yoga, is only the beginning of the journey.
Yoga instructors can use specific language in their verbal cueing to offer their students specific images - those which most can relate to and benefit from. For instance, with Plank Pose one could suggest that students imagine that they are "pushing open a very big door, so spread your hands as much as you can and push through both the palms and fingers."
When one decides to become a Yoga instructor it is gratifying to see so many people reduce their stress levels. In today’s impossibly fast paced world, more people than ever are suffering from anxiety.
If you are a Yoga instructor who is teaching a group of students in a school setting, there are a number of ways to incorporate teaching them core values, such as a strong sense of self-respect, along with traditional Yoga asanas, pranayama exercises and meditation techniques.
If you are a new Yoga instructor, teaching traditional pranayama practices to your students may seem intimidating at first. However, incorporating breathing exercises into a sequence of Yoga asanas will increase the benefit of the practice many times over.
New practitioners should check with their medical providers and find classes with a teacher who has completed prenatal Yoga teacher training, if possible. Classes often turn into a support group where expectant moms can learn and share their concerns and knowledge.