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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.

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.