By Kimaya Singh The way one chooses to earn their living is an important life choice. Most people need to work to support themselves, that’s a given. Not everybody does what they love, though. If you have a passion for yoga and would like to share what you know with others, teaching could be your …
Another great activity for seniors is Yoga training. The gentle postures (asanas) and slow, centered movements of Hatha Yoga are the perfect way to loosen tight joints and relieve pain.
It is also important to remember that it can be quite intimidating for new Yoga students to attend a multi-level class, even without an injury. Attending a multi-level class as a new student, with an injury or illness, takes even more courage.
Chair yoga is a wonderful alternative for students who have trouble with mobility or balance. They can still gain many of the benefits of yoga stretches and breathing exercises while staying on or near a chair for support. Instructing a class that uses a chair as the main prop will be a change from a regular class of students with full range of motion capabilities. Yoga teachers must be careful to be sensitive to the needs of their students.
As yoga schools and classes pop up all around the world, it seems like almost half the serious practitioners at some point decide to become a yoga teacher. At yoga studios, teacher training programs are popular with students and some studios are developing certification programs.
Universities have the benefit of providing a large variety of locations in which Yoga classes can be taught. Most college campuses have a gymnasium, and these frequently include a large empty room or basketball court that could serve as an ideal location. Smaller classes can be held in classrooms with desks that can move, or they can be held in the common areas of dorms.
When taking your yoga certification course, you might not expect so many people to be stressed out. If you’ve been practicing yoga techniques for years, you might not feel the level of anxiety that you see in others. Regardless of how you handle daily problems, some people are walking an emotional tight rope, while they are barely managing to maintain their sanity.
Pregnant students should be in a specialized class with a teacher who has successfully completed a prenatal yoga teacher training course.
In the same way, using a sensitive and appropriate krama of asanas will assist your students in making steady progress in their Yoga practice. One method of designing an effective sequence of Yoga poses is to choose a pinnacle pose to work towards. A pinnacle pose is an asana that is usually the most challenging for the students in a given class. In terms of harnessing Shiva’s energy of creation, working towards a pinnacle pose increases the energy and flow of the class until the pose is practiced.
By Kimaya Singh and Faye Martins There are many forms of focusing, but what is mindfulness meditation? This practice teaches us to see and accept life as it is. Mindfulness meditation is especially beneficial in helping people with their thoughts and emotions. To be mindful is to be aware or conscious of something. To improve …