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Using Imagery Language to Help Yoga Students Achieve their Best

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."

Teaching Yoga in Schools: Generating Self-Respect

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.

Teaching Yogic Breathing Practices: Dirga Pranayama

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.

Cultivating a Sense of Community Service in a Yoga Class

s Yoga instructors and students, are naturally moved towards wanting to offer service back to our own communities as well as the world at large. This community service may come in many forms. One way to offer community service as a teacher is to teach one class a week on a donation basis.

Prenatal Yoga Poses for the First Trimester

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.

Cultivating a Sense of Gratitude in a Yoga Class

As a Yoga instructor, cultivating a sense of gratitude in your Yoga classes is particularly appropriate during the holiday season. Gratitude is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as a sense of appreciation or thankfulness. To feel a sense of thankfulness also elicits a profound sense of being blessed as we walk through the world.

Teaching Yoga for Anxiety and Stress

Once again, a potential student approaches you about private lesson because she is experiencing chronic stress, but she’s not sure Yoga works. Did your Yoga instructor training prepare you for this? Maybe not, but we have solid research for the skeptics in your life.

Teaching Yogic Breathing Practices: Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

Often times, a Yoga instructor may find him or herself teaching a class to beginning students and may feel that including the practice of pranayama into an hour-long class may take too long and be too complicated for the students to absorb. It may also be the case that the Yoga teacher may not be that well versed in how to teach pranayama techniques.

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