Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Advanced Training & Certification
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Don't Just Teach Your Students... INSPIRE THEM!!!
What Makes You a Great Teacher
Great teachers are great leaders and great leaders are great communicators! Know your values and your mission and communicate these to your students. Know why YOU teach or why YOU want to teach. Your mission is your touchstone for all of your words and actions in the yoga classroom.
Great leaders also take care of their people. Through their words and actions they support and encourage students to honor themselves... to accept themselves... to love themselves.
Recent Press on Why a Qualified Instructor is Essential
Dr. Anthony Zammit presented his findings in the Malta Medical Journal, "Sports persons, physicians, orthopods and radiologists have become increasingly aware of the extra stress that is imposed on the hip joints with excessive activity particularly when superadded weight bearing and asymmetrical variations from the normal hip joint anatomy are present..." This stress can lead to Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), which is when the hip ball, the socket or both impinge and often result in damaged cartilage, inflammation, pain and early onset osteoarthritis (subjects were mainly 20 - 40). Cam type FAI is commoner in physically active males, 13 heavy labourers and sportspersons, with the afflicted groups being dancers, athletes, golfers, runners, ballet dancers, martial arts and yoga participants.
According to an article from Clinical Orthopaedics, Dr. Reinhold Ganz states, "The pincer-type FAI produces a rather slow process of degeneration and occurs more often in women between 30 and 40 years of age engaging in activities with high demands on motion like yoga and aerobics.
Toronto sports medicine physician, Dr. Raza Awan states that "The most common yoga-related injuries he sees in patients are rotator cuff tendonitis and tears; spinal disc injuries in the low back and neck; cartilage tears in the knee; hamstring strain and tears; and wrist injuries."
Lower back strain from mechanical stress is also a big risk as most students do not perform twists, back bends and forward folds in the thoracic spine. This repetitive mechanical stress causes tiny tears, over time resulting in deterioration of the lumbar discs.