If you practice yoga, chances are you have done chaturanga dandasana, or 4 limbed staff pose. Chances are even greater that the first 10-10,000 times you have done it, you did it incorrectly. It is such a common pose so commonly done wrong. What is worse, is that if repeatedly done wrong, and I mean for years, you risk serious long term injury to your shoulder joint. So, should we, as good yoga teachers actually be teaching this pose? Do the benefits outweigh the risks? These
Shocking right? Well, let me rephrase that, I don't like yoga at the moment.
Like any long term relationship, we go through periods where we are deeply in love, in sync, and in perfect harmony. But then, something happens and we get out of sync, we fall a little out of love and we're not jiving. It feels as if a little space is needed, a time-out and maybe the relationship re-evaluated to figure out how it can work better.
So what do you do if you're a yoga instructor and
After having taught thousands of class in the last 15 years I think I've finally figured out the two most important things needed in order to be a great yoga teacher, or what students should look for in a teacher, mentor, leader.
No, it is not how many advanced poses they can do or how they look in their yoga pants or whether or not they're vegan or vegetarian.
In my opinion, the 2 most important things one should look for in a teacher are that the teacher is a "good st
Its such a glamorous job. I exercise all day, I get to do yoga constantly. I can wear only workout clothing. It seems really easy and I make tons of money, plus many yoga teachers travel to exotic locations. Sounds like a a piece of cake, right? WRONG! To be a truly good yoga instructor you have to love it, you have to possess a desire to want to help people, to make other peoples lives better; to demonstrate how yoga has benefitted you. For most, there is no glory, no fame.