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This text is sensitive. Try generating new copy.Yogi beginners are great. They are a mixture of open enthusiasm, a fresh perspective on yoga and all it can do for them, and at the same time a bundle of uncertainty and prejudice towards this ancient practice.
Will they be able to handle it, is this lesson for them, what is it about, what happens during the lesson and what does the teacher usually talk about? Here are some of the questions that may arise in the mind of a beginner during their first yoga class.
Therefore, as an educator, you need to make the lessons simple and accessible. Here are some tips to keep in mind when training beginners.
1. Use simple and direct language.
Each teacher has a different style, and at the same time a different yogic vocabulary. Breathing into heart space may not be such a clear instruction for beginners who are still searching for what yoga actually is.
So it’s good to have clear instructions that are connected to something physical and familiar. Although you usually do most of the postures in Sanskrit, for beginners it can be best to do the opposite and keep Sanskrit to a minimum.
It’s more important that your students understand what to do, not the name of the pose. But if you make them familiar with the postures, you will naturally incorporate Sanskrit into them.
2. Each student’s anatomy and understanding of the body may be different.
As you progress in yoga, your understanding of the general anatomy and your own body deepens. However, a first year student may have very little knowledge of their body and the names of the different bones and muscles.
Instead of asking the student to rotate the hip externally, you can ask the student to check that the knee is pointing toward the little toe. Again, students are trying to experience their bodies for the first time in these poses, and the time and space for detailed anatomy will come.
3. The concept of yoga is new.
The emphasis on asana practice is often interpreted as yoga, and the other seven limbs may be totally unfamiliar to new students. Students may come to yoga for stretching or because of an injury they want to heal gently, and gradually become interested in the spiritual side of yoga.
You can introduce the concept of yoga slowly during the lesson and gradually unfold the story without overwhelming the students with a philosophy lesson.
4. Give extra encouragement.
Am I doing it right? Where’s my foot? How am I supposed to feel?
New students need more help and reassurance that everything is in order and that the way they access the pose is fair. The image of yoga is firmly entrenched in the media. So, if you don’t get anywhere near what you saw in the pictures, you might get discouraged.
However, we don’t all start with the same level of flexibility or strength, and yoga is an individual process. As long as your students seem confident in their poses, you can be sure they trust the process.
5. Explain why we do what we do.
It’s always good to know why we do what we do. Instead of assuming your students know, you can explain a few things per lesson, for example. For example, the meaning of the word Namaste or the meaning of some common mudras.
It’s not always easy for a beginner to ask this question, especially in a large class. And even if your student already knows, it’s always fun to have someone else explain things, and you learn something new every time.
When you teach yoga to beginners, you also get to know yourself, how you see yoga and how you experience it. Sharing your passion is a good gift and you can ignite many hearts with it.
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