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Insider Secrets to the Business of Teaching Yoga (Part 4)

The authors, that were previously mentioned, have more than one motivational audio book out on the market – and this is only the “tip of the iceberg.” Some of their stories will entertain you and give you insight to their success. Every Yoga teacher, who succeeds, learns from their past failures. It’s less painful to learn from other Yoga instructor’s failures and it is also much less expensive, too.

If you brainstorm with successful Yoga teachers, or people in general, you will find many of them read or listen to inspirational material. They don’t participate in, or listen to, much negative talk, and you can’t afford to listen to that either.

As a Yoga teacher, you have to be positive when teaching every Yoga class. Your students will feel negative energy from you, and it is hard for any Yoga teacher to help others if he or she is “feeling down in the dumps.”

Some negative thinkers will tell you to resign yourself to teach Yoga as a hobby. This is what each Yoga teacher should do if he or she doesn’t believe in success. Forget about your dreams, and believe in doom and gloom. You learn worthless concepts like:

“That will never work.”

“You have to be born with money.”

“Life sucks and then you die.”

Enough already! Stay away from these people, who want to shatter your dreams, of being a successful Yoga teacher, and believe in yourself. If you need more audio book or e-Book recommendations; send me an Email. When you develop a positive outlook, you will find yourself surrounded by positive people.

When each of us chooses to study Yoga, and then to teach Yoga; we learn about the many positive components of Yoga. Go back to the basics and cultivate prana. Practice positive meditation and positively visualize your future every day.

Eat a sattvic diet or eat as close as you can to sattvic. In truth, all Yoga teachers must “walk the talk.” When we decide to become a Yoga teacher, we are supposed to be examples of good mental, physical, and spiritual health.

This does not mean we have to have perfect bodies, but all Yoga teachers should be in the best health possible. Otherwise, what kind of a message are we sending to the public at large? Being a good example of health is part of the job description if you decide to teach Yoga.

© Copyright 2006 – Paul Jerard / Aura Publications

Paul Jerard is director of Yoga teacher training at Aura in RI. He’s a master instructor of martial arts and Yoga. He teaches that along with fitness. He wrote: Is Running a Yoga Business Right for You? For Yoga students who want to be a teacher.