What does it take to be a Yoga Teacher ?

Yoga Classes By Sadhak Anshit

So, what does it take to be a Yoga Teacher ?

– Knowledge of anatomy ?

– Expertise at headstand and headstand?

– Hyper-flexibility ?

– Yoga Alliance Or Yoga University accreditation ?

– Repeated visits to Yoga School ?

What if I said none of the Above ?

Yes, the points in the list are optional but not core to becoming a Yoga Teacher. 

To become a Yoga Teacher one must know how to be a Yoga Student. The Yoga Student has to have some essential qualities, which have nothing to do with the list above.

A true Yoga Student is,

– Sincerely Disciplined & Committed to Sadhana.

– Never doubts the process of Yoga.

– Is humble, considerate and energetic.

– Understands Yoga as a pursuit of Self mastery and not Asana.

– Honours the culture and living tradition of Yoga.

Only when the Yoga Student has a well rounded approach to the process and practice of Yoga he/she can be an efficient channel of transmission and inspiration.

A Yoga Teacher then is nothing but a living inspiration, a reflection of what the practice and faith has become.

Do You, as a Yoga Teacher see yourself as a Yoga Student ?

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