You May <3 Yoga, but Does Yoga <3 You?

I am not bashing yoga; I love it as much as the next person, but sometimes you gotta wonder (as you balance on one arm while your leg is simultaneously wrapped around your neck) if some of these poses are doing more harm than good or if your yoga instructor really know what the hell is going on.

My cousin sent me this interesting article that made me think: does your yoga teacher really know what they’re talking about? You’re in a yoga class with 15 other people…how much time can your instructor devote to making sure that you (and the 14 other students) are holding EACH pose correctly? Not only that, but what kind of certification does your teacher hold? Its not like yoga teachers have to pass a national certifying exam (like the NCLEX or USMLE, etc)…yes there are certifications that yoga teachers get, but its not standardized really.

One of the main points of the article was bring to light the importance thoroughly checking out your yoga teacher/studio to make sure they are really able to instruct you properly so that you get the benefits of yoga and to avoid injuries at all costs. Certifications are important, but I really believe in word of mouth.

Consider this article as you choose a new yogi or yogini to ensure that you avoid any ahimsas as you go through your asanas in your selected ashram.

Namaste.

p.s. I am available to stand/walk/jump on your back for a nominal fee.

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