Stress is a common enemy in physical and mental health. Yet many yoga teachers--and especially your students--don’t fully understand the negative impacts of chronic stress on your well-being. This article gives you a simple definition to understand stress as well as
What I love most about yoga is that it’s a practice that uses movement and breath to expose the pure light within each of us. As children, we know our Divinity. Yet, we are not often taught, or encouraged, to listen
Once you leave a teacher training program, you often find very little formal structure in the actual teaching of yoga to students. Yet a spontaneous and disjointed approach to yoga instruction can make it challenging for many to internalize the many
A well-rounded yoga class can be an excellent cross-training tool for athletes. Yet, do you know how to work with them one-on-one to improve their performance? To address both overused and underused areas of their bodies appropriately? The tips for teaching
Numerous athletes today are doing yoga to gain a competitive edge in their game. Yet, despite the adoption of a yoga practice by many professional athletes and collegiate teams, some athletes are hesitant to give yoga a try. Instead of gaining
The beginning of a yoga class lays the foundation for what’s to come, and what better way to do this than invite your students to set an intention. Yet many students don’t fully understand what an intention is. Nor do they
Prana is the sum of all energy in the universe, and pranayama is the way in which you control, master, and expand that energy. The most common method of doing this in the yoga practice is through a conscious breathing practice.
As a yoga professional, you’re constantly looking for more ways to understand--and serve--the needs of your clients. When you have knowledge about the body, you can discern imbalances in your students with clarity. You can modify postures to keep them safe.
As your private client list grows, the amount of time it takes to prepare for each session can, too. That’s why I take a similar yoga sequence each week and modify it into private yoga lesson plans that fit the specific
Many athletes recognize the value of using yoga to increase their performance, maintain stamina in the offseason, and reduce the overall risk of injury. This includes golfers. But what if you’re not familiar with the sport or how it can wreak