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Flexibility of Hot Yoga

Hot yoga is a trending exercise done in a room with the temperature of 40 to 41 degrees Celsius. This temperature is similar or even higher than the temperature in some countries or cities like India, Mexico or Miami in summer time. The temperature is also as steaming as sauna rooms.

Teaching Yoga: Communication Skills

Communication skills are an integral part of teaching Yoga. A Yoga teacher needs to be able to convey a body of knowledge and skills to his or her students in an effective manner. It is not enough to simply know the material inside and out, a teacher must be able to give the knowledge to the students in a useful way.

How To Gain Balance In Your Work And Life

Most people like to have a degree of balance in their lives. It is in this place that life usually feels easier and that everything is flowing more smoothly.

Achieving Flexibility and Fitness With Yoga

Yoga has been around for thousands of years and has evolved into what it is today. Most yoga classes will first primarily focus on the different physical poses that are used and will then add in some breathing and meditation techniques.

Value of Compassion in Correcting Yoga Students

There comes a time in every Yoga instructor’s practice where they must learn how to correct others in a way that is tactful, informative, and gentle. Forming a good technique for correcting others takes time and practice.

Teaching Yoga: When to Assist

There are several aspects to teaching Yoga. Yoga instructors must first know all the postures and how to perform them; they must know the correct verbal cues; understand the benefits and risks associated with each pose; be able to convey the philosophies and techniques of Yoga concisely, and be a positive role model to students.

What Exactly Is Vinyasa Yoga?

Vinyasa Yoga has become a very popular style of yoga in the USA. I’ll explain what vinyasa yoga is, and what you can expect in a vinyasa class.

Methods for Correcting Yoga Students

Yoga students come to class with a variety of pre-existing health conditions. A diverse Yoga class, full of students, might be a bit intimidating to the new instructor. One student has been practicing for 10 years, and feels comfortable flowing from one pose to the next; another has practiced with a few Yoga DVDs at home, but is still rather new; one has high blood pressure; and another has just informed you of an old knee injury.

What? I Thought Yoga Was Supposed to Be Good For Us!

So now, it’s yoga that’s under attack. The New York Times recently ran this article: How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body. I’ve been recommending yoga to patients for 15 years and think that yoga is one of the best things you could ever do for yourself. Then there’s an article like this in the New York Times. I guess we need to look at both sides of the argument. I’ll be honest, I’ve hurt myself doing yoga, probably several times. I’ve treated numerous patients who hurt themselves doing yoga. But I’ll still go on record saying yoga is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Guided Meditation Script – The Best Way to Achieve a Deep Meditative State

There are many ways to achieve deep meditative state. These include guided meditation script, monaural or binaural beats played on a Yoga DVD. This article discusses them in detail.

Practicing Mindfulness

Practice Mindfulness Last night I went to yoga class at my local gym. It’s been a while since I’ve taken a class (though I do a little practice on my own and incorporate techniques with my clients.) I was once again reminded how important the mind-body connection is.

The Importance of Verbal Guidance in Yoga

To demonstrate the importance of verbal guidance in Yoga, picture Mountain pose. To most novices, it looks as though you are standing there, arms at your sides, looking straight ahead. Yet, any Yoga instructor knows there is so much more going on within the body than simply standing there.

Teaching Yoga – Observing Yoga Students During Classes

After much practice, observing will become more natural for Yoga teachers. Ideally, you should be able to demonstrate a technique, then glance at each and every student, to ensure they are performing it correctly. If a student needs assistance, first try to give a more specific verbal cue to correct it. If the student does not respond to your cues…

Teaching Yoga: Demonstrating Yoga Techniques

The difficulty and complexity of Yoga techniques can range from quite simple to potentially complex. One of the tasks of a Yoga instructor is to simplify the process of executing the postures. It takes a bit of practice to be able to lead the students into a more complex pose or pranayama technique, step-by-step.

Introducing Yoga And Meditation To Friends And Family

It isn’t always easy to know how to talk about meditation and yoga with family or friends without being too pushy. Below are some suggestions.

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