Discovering the world of yoga is a wonderful, exciting and invigorating journey. As teachers, it’s important that we give our students the best resources available, to help them advance quickly and effectively. Yoga can be a little daunting for new students. There are so many different styles and forms to choose from, but more choice usually means there’s going to be a style that caters to most people’s personalities and needs.
It’s essential that you stay on top of your practice. A great way to do this is to surround yourself with as much yoga-related information as you can and to remember why you set out on this health-based quest in the first place. The more we focus on something, the more it expands in our lives, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best resources available for new yogis and teachers.
It’s 2017; technology is booming and shows no sign of slowing down. There are applications available for laptops, phones and tablets that cater to all interests and desires, and yoga is just one of them. There are many yoga apps designed to help new and experienced students on their path to health and wellness. They include poses, daily alerts and reminders, lifestyle tips, and helpful information that will enhance your practice.
Some of the apps are free or only require a small fee for unrestricted usage. If you’re a tech lover or use your phone regularly, you could benefit from downloading a high-quality yoga application.
This video sharing platform has become a great resource for yoga lovers. People upload how-to tutorials, reviews, information-based videos and studio overviews so others can indulge their passion anywhere with an internet connection. Some videos may be blocked due to country restrictions, but you can always bypass that with a Virtual Private Network so you don’t miss out on any key yoga advice.
Many popular yoga figures and companies have YouTube channels, so you can subscribe to them and keep updated with their latest developments and instructional videos. It’s an incredible resource, and it’s completely free.
Magazines have always been great resources for most interests and hobbies, and yoga is no exception. Popular yoga magazines such as Yoga Magazine, Yoga Journal and Om Yoga are well-known names in the industry. You can also find YouTube-related channels for these magazines to get ongoing videos and content from them for free.
These magazines include the latest and greatest information related to the community, such as retreats, special classes, instructors’ bios, postures, benefits and scientific studies that help students learn the physical and mental features that yoga offers. Most popular magazines also run blogs rich in actionable and thought-provoking content to aid yoga students of all experience levels.
Books are one of the most beneficial resources for yoga since they are so in-depth and detailed. An average book will take a keen reader a week or two to get through, but the amount of information consumed compared to watching a video or reading a blog post is astounding. Hundreds of pages of instructions and explanations will take the beginner yogi and transform him or her into a treasure trove of information.
One great book on the benefits and mechanics of yoga is “The Science of Yoga” by William Broad. However, there are many highly regarded books available on the subject that will more than quench your thirst for knowledge.
You can do amazing things as a yoga instructor, and these resources will hopefully both help improve your practice and push your students to do their absolute best. You may want to keep some in your office or waiting room. Recommendations on your website also allow you to use your influence to steer students towards resources you find appropriate.
Subject to your likes and dislikes, you may wish only to use resources that don’t involve digital media. On the other hand, if you do enjoy researching online, there are multiple options to choose from. By utilizing the list of four resources above, you will be able to help your business with the aid of technology, print and instruction in your chosen form.
Author bio: Cassie is a devoted yoga lover who enjoys practicing Bikram in her hometown. She also likes to spread the benefits and fruits one can gain through living the yogic lifestyle.