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10 Secrets I’ve Learned About Teaching Yoga

10 Secrets I’ve Learned About Teaching Yoga

10 Secrets I’ve Learned About Teaching Yoga

Secrets of Teaching Yoga

Secrets of Teaching Yoga: What you are about to read applies to teach you can learn a whole a lot about Secrets of teaching yoga, in general. In fact, we are all teachers, to some degree. You teach your friends, co-workers, strangers, and family members on a daily basis.

The example you set to teaching yoga in some way. Whether you are a positive role model, or not, people, and the world, react to you. Sorry to say, you have more responsibility than you thought possible.

Do you realize that when you hurt one person, it will set a chain of events into motion? Even worse is that, most violent acts were stimulated by smaller, seemingly unimportant events.

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When you talk to your students, always show mutual respect. Don’t take advantage of your position as a Yoga teacher to temporarily feed your ego.

The first thing a Yoga teacher should instill, in his or her students, is self-motivation. The serious Yoga student must be a self-starter. This is a person who practices Yoga at home, as well as in class. They don’t depend on their friends to come to class, and they show up like “clockwork.”

How can you make your Yoga students become self motivators?

You must show up to class early, enthused, and energized. Encourage all of your students and sincerely praise their achievements. The truth is, Yoga is like music, you can teach a student the basics, but to be a master teacher, you want to stir the creativity from within.

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When your students become creators, you can help them refine their Yoga practice and watch them become self motivators.

A truly great teacher will produce teachers, who surpass him or her; and isn’t “passing the torch” what it’s all about?

10 Secrets I’ve Learned About Teaching Yoga

1. Everybody thinks there’s something wrong with them.

Sometimes it’s about yoga. I’m too big! I’m too small! Too short, too tall. I’m not flexible. My hips are weird. I have a funny elbow. I can’t find my abs!

Sometimes it’s about the rest of life. I need to wait until I do a bunch of other things over there. Because I’m not that good right now.

Same things. Both ways, it’s just an idea, and it’s not true. Don’t wait. Do the good stuff, do it your way in your body, and do it today. Your body is perfect, beautiful, wonderful. And you are that good right now.

2. How we do yoga is how we do everything.

So yoga is practice time for how we want to live. If you want freedom, practice freedom. If you want happiness, practice happy.

3. There’s a difference between going easy and going lazy.

Going easy, you’re still doing the work. You don’t give up, but you also don’t push harder against rock walls. You keep moving all around where you feel good and watch that territory gradually expand. Soon enough you find your way over, around, and through those walls. It feels good this way, for you, and for everyone around you.

4. Focusing on poses makes it harder to get poses.

Focusing on feeling makes it easier to get you. Once you’re tuned in to yourself, poses aren’t a problem.

5. You are the best person in the world at being you.

Nobody can compete with you if your focus remains here. All kinds of amazing things happen when people get to know what they’ve got, and get really good at working with it.

6. The greatest challenges we face aren’t offered up by our bodies but by our beliefs.

What do you think about you, and what you can and can not do? What do you think about the world? The greatest opportunities are here, too. Change your beliefs and you just might change your life.

7. Nobody will ever know how you feel as well as you do.

You are the world’s leading expert on you. Some people practice following other people’s rules in yoga. Some people practice finding their own way in yoga. The second path works better.

8. When you feel good, you become your own best health care provider.

When you feel stressed, it’s harder to make good health choices. So the best goal you can have is feeling good. This one is worth talking about!

Most people walk into a yoga room because they want to feel good. But when class starts, the goal often changes. It might become burning calories, reshaping the body, or mastering a new pose.

The thing is, your body is much smarter than these goals. it doesn’t need to be pushed or forced, it just needs your support. When you support your body peacefully rather than pushing against it, you feel good.

From feeling good, your body takes wonderful care of itself, and you take wonderful care of your body. This feeling-good approach also has some interesting side effects: hard things aren’t hard anymore (including the poses), and a good-feeling body is a good-looking body, too.

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9. Movement is medicine.

We all know food is medicine. But it’s hard to make the best food choices if we don’t feel good in our bodies. It’s hard to make the best choices if we don’t believe we can profoundly shape our own lives, through simple steps we can take each day.

Luckily, we can turn this around. How we move is how we feel about ourselves. So what’s our first step up the ladder to the healthy and happy train? Change how we move — from stressed and tense, to relaxed and feeling good — and keep it going, all day, every day. From here, from moving and feeling good, begins a cascade of the most profoundly life-enhancing choices we’ll ever make.

10. Sometimes you need to study more. Sometimes you need to live more. Learn the difference.

People often believe they’re limited because they haven’t studied enough. But some things don’t need more study. Some of the best things just need to be experienced. Watch a snowflake falling. Jump into the ocean. Fall in love. It’s not all about books. Yoga is this way, too. Just do it.

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