Yoga

Professional advises you in the choice of your yoga and meditation equipment in alliance with your ethics and decoration that suits you.

Combine the decoration with the technical equipment of your yoga room

Your professional practice space will be equipped according to your yoga discipline. Some yogarequires more or less accessories: carpets, straps, bricks, blocks, meditation cushions, bolsters.

The decoration and the well-being felt by your practitioners go through the colors you have chosen but also by the quality of the material for which you have opted. Yogimag helps you in all these choices.

Yoga fascinates the crowds and makes the stars addict. In a few years, it has become a must-attend discipline and hundreds of women are trying to become teachers hoping to conciliate passion and work. They are far from suspecting the difficulties that await them. Focus on a career closer to the obstacle course than the position of the lotus. From the Marie quail yoga studio this is the best bit that you can have.

Yoga is fashionable; it will not have escaped you. Studios swarm in the city, names in Sanskrit or globes like “power yoga” blur the styles and the common mortal has difficulty to exercise its discernment about the real skills of the teacher and benefits from practice as approaches and pedagogy may vary. I often meet disappointed yoga who has deduced from their first attempt that it was not for them, when they simply did not knock at the right door. Even more people are injured in an unsuitable course, too fast, or lacking supervision. How to find one’s way in this jungle, corrupted by marketing and fashion trends? Some points of reflection in ten points to find the course that suits you:

Name your needs

This is your first step. What are you looking for in yoga practice? Physical activity exercising your cardiorespiratory system? An introduction to meditation? A learning of breath awareness? A stretch more or less soft? An endurance exercise? A precision approach in postures? A dive into an Eastern spiritual practice? Your answers will lead you to one style of yoga over another: ashtanga or vinyasa for cardio-respiratory exercise, Iyengar for accuracy in alignment and endurance, Yin yoga for introspection and relaxation. Self-respecting yoga school should give you a sufficiently detailed description of the style or styles it offers to direct you to the course most in line with your needs.

Assess your fitness

With honesty, consider your current form. If you have not been physically active for years, do not start with a Level 2 or 3 Ashtanga class! Instead, look for an introductory yoga class, if possible postural: which explains how the poses work before you start moving quickly. If you are pregnant, prenatal yoga is for you, but again, there are multiple interpretations depending on the teacher.

If you have given birth for less than six months, you will gain firmness in your pelvic floor and lap belt in a postnatal yoga class before going further in the effort. If you suffer from a particular condition or are recovering from an injury, look for the course that will use a lot of media (Iyengar, Viniyoga) and individualization to allow you to practice despite your restrictions.

The size of the group

This is often the problem. Good prices are crowded (even if bad can be, and very good to recruit a handful of followers!), and the size of the group harms considerably, in my opinion, the skills of the teacher. Most of them close their eyes with frustration at dangerous positions and gestures, for lack of time to ensure everyone’s safety. As a teacher, 14 students is my limit, beyond which I have the impression to botch my work as a teacher and not being able to guarantee the well-being of my students.

Teacher training

The subject is thorny and will cringe, certainly. The plethora of yoga studios are sinking into a vicious circle of deteriorating teaching: to survive the fierce competition, more and more centers are offering their own teacher training, more profitable than courses (the Rates are becoming exorbitant because of the high demand, and the clientele is captive for several months, which is financially comfortable for the center). Entry selection is minimal or non-existent, so much does the lure of winning prevail. I have already been in training with aspiring teachers who had discovered yoga a few months earlier. But for me, yoga is a long way, and that’s what makes it exciting: we never arrived.