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."
Why do students stick with a particular gym or teacher when there are so many options out there? Do they ask if you had the world's best yoga teacher training or do they value something else?
Yoga DVDs are an alternative for students who are unable to come to classes as often as they would like. While the DVDs offer ease for students, it's important to note that they aren't as effective as in person instruction when it comes to perfecting form and offering modifications to poses in the routines.
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.
When you are teaching a Yoga class, you may wish to introduce this elucidating Vedic concept during the beginning of a session, so that your students will be able to practice witnessing the thoughts and emotions that arise during asana practice.
You may be teaching a Yoga class to a group of busy moms during the day or to students who are trying to squeeze an hour of Yoga in during their lunch hour. Because of the fast pace of our contemporary lifestyle, it is often helpful to begin a class with setting an intention for the practice and a few moments of grounding meditation.