Practice What You Preach
Yoga is an excellent discipline for many people who want to set their bodies and minds into a state of perfect balance. Also, it is very good for leading a healthy life, being happy and full of positive self-esteem combined with strength and physical fitness. This is why many people choose yoga for various things, from exercising to stress relief.
This popularity has given birth to many different yoga instructors. Basically, countless people finish certain yoga courses each year. Thus, before you start attending yoga classes, you are faced with an abundance of possible choices. This leads you to asking yourself a question which yoga class and teacher you should choose.
Even though most yoga courses are similar, there are still some grounds you need to have covered before you know that a specific yoga class, along with its teacher is adequate for you and your purposes.
How To Pick Your Yoga Instructor?
Before attending a class of yoga, with a desire to stick to the course until the end of it, you need to bear several things in mind. Firstly, you are to research which school of yoga did your instructor finish. Secondly, you need to know how many hours of practice did he/she have before becoming an actual teacher. Usually, 200 hours of practice is necessary for one to become experienced enough in order to teach yoga to other people.
So, find out how long has your potential yoga instructor been into the craft. Also, you might ask some students about him/her and his/her expertise. Sometimes, it is best to have a yoga instructor recommended by a friend since then you may be certain that these specific classes may be effective. Attending several trial classes is also advised in this teacher-analysis process.
Make an image of your perfect yoga teacher and compare this image with your teacher on trial. Ask him/her a lot of different yoga and education questions in order to gain insight into his/her expertise and experience as well as general knowledge.
Also, before attending a specific yoga course, you need to let your instructor know if you happen to have certain health problems. This way, he/she can organize classes or your yoga routine to be completely safe and productive for you.
Usually, people who have studied yoga carefully and for a long time, use Sanskrit names for poses and exercises and are excited about their students and dedicated to their progress. You need an enthusiastic person to teach you this ancient skill. If the teacher him/herself is not into yoga, you are less likely to like it yourself.