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Teaching Yoga to Beginners


Yoga is for everyone who is open to the practice, all are welcomed. This week we learned how to teach students who are starting their journey. We demonstrated and taught a pose of our choice. It can be difficult when you get analytical about how you are to guide someone who is on the floor in a pose into a standing pose. The ques to guide a student into a pose are simple and straight forward.  It feels like I’m learning a new language besides Sanskrit.

The most important concern for me is to make sure my students are safe and breathing through the different poses. I understand that working with different body types will yield different results with certain poses. I’m also learning to incorporate anatomy as to guide students into a pose after demonstrating it to the class.

Green Tree Yoga Meditation Foundation YTT 2016 

I choose Utkatasana (chair pose) here are the ques I used:

  • Starting in a standing position
  • Feet hip width distance apart
  • Bend your knees
  • Bringing your tail bone back
  • Open your chest
  • Raising both arms to the sky
  • Activating your fingers
  • Relaxing your shoulders
  • Gazing at your finger tips
  • Breathe


This is a great beginner pose because it helps to build core strength.

Try it and let me know what you think.

Where do you feel the stretch?

Don’t forget to b r e a t h e


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