Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques

September 28, 2019 - Comment

Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world’s leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also

Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world’s leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs.

Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers.

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Comments

Anonymous says:

Poses not in English, Hard Read This is a great book, however, all the poses are in Sanskrit instead of the English version of the pose. So, when you’re looking something up, you can never find it. I think he needed to realize MOST instructors don’t know all the Sanskrit names. Regardless, it does force you to learn theSanskrit name because you have to keep looking them up in other sources (not his book) to find out what the hec he’s talking about.

Anonymous says:

I would recommend this book to everyone whether you are planning on … I read Teaching Yoga during my yoga teacher training. I would recommend this book to everyone whether you are planning on teaching or not. . It is a great resource for current and future yoga teachers. It explains the risks of poses, how to guide students in and out of poses and what to look for and emphasize. I believe it will help those that want to teach to be better teachers. I also believe it will help those that do not want to teach to get the most out of the yoga classes they take. It…

Anonymous says:

This book has been super helpful as I started teaching more and more yoga … This book has been super helpful as I started teaching more and more yoga classes. I actually felt that there was more information in this book than I received in my teacher training course and it was recommended to me by another yoga teacher who had to read it as required reading in her course. The anatomy was useful and I really like the way the whole book was written. It was easy to find information and skip around in and I also think Mark Stephens did a great job of addressing many…

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