10 Feb 10 Most Common Questions About Yoga Teacher Training | FAQs
Committing to a Yoga Teacher Training Course can be quite a big deal! However, to make things easier for you, we are here to clear all your doubts and answer all your questions, no matter how big or small there are! If any of your questions aren’t answered here, please do not hesitate to drop us a message and we’ll be happy to clarify your query. Here are the answers to most common questions about Yoga, Yoga teachers and Yoga Teacher Training course, Read Below Yoga Teacher Training FAQs:
- What is the traditional Hatha Yoga?
– Hatha Yoga is a set of postures or asanas done in a sequence to align the bones, muscles, and skin. These asanas help to open the numerous Nadis in the body, so that there is a free flow of energy. ‘Ha’ means the sun, and ‘tha’ means the moon. This type of Yoga also brings about a balance of the masculine and feminine aspects present in all of us. With practice, we learn to balance our efforts and strength and we also learn to surrender at the same time. It is a powerful tool to bring about self-transformation. Along with paying attention to our breath, Hatha Yoga helps to bring the fluctuations of the mind under control and be more present in the moment.
- Do I need to have a Vegetarian diet to practice Yoga?
– Yoga talks about Ahimsa, that it non-violence or non-harming, be it to the self or others. This can also be interpreted as the non-killing of animals. Yoga definitely promotes Sattvik food. However, to give up non-veg food items is a personal choice that only the practitioner can make.
- How many times in a week do I need to practice Yoga?
– Yoga has tremendous benefits. Even if you practice 30-40 minutes daily, you will be able to see a significant difference in your health and over all quality of life. For beginners, we suggest practicing at least thrice a week for 1 hour each time. However, you must not let time be the guiding force for your practice. Eventually, your desire to dedicate more of your time to this practice will definitely float in your mind. Let your experience guide you and not just the time pressure.
- Is Yoga or OM a religion?
– Yoga or OM is definitely not a religion. Yoga is a philosophy and a way of life. You don’t need to give up your religion or beliefs to practice Yoga. To talk about OM, again, there is nothing religious about it. OM is just a sound or vibration. Researches have concluded that OM was indeed the first sound of the Universe. Both these practices just help to uplift and soothe your energies.
- My body isn’t flexible enough, can I still practice Yoga?
– There is more to Yoga than just Asanas. Anyone can practice Yoga as long as they follow certain rules with regard to their health and they know their bodily limitations. All you have to do is show up on the mat, and gradually, you will be able to see a difference not only in your physical body but also mentally and emotionally.
- What is the prerequisite for a Teachers Training Course?
– You need to be physically fit and be passionate about this field. Absolutely anyone can undertake a Teachers Training Course. Your dedication and interest are all that you need.
- Will I be able to teach others after my course?
– Yes, you certainly will be able to teach and help others once you have successfully completed your course. However, don’t forget to keep continuing your own practice to further grow into this field.
- Do I have to be an advanced practitioner to undergo a Teachers Training Course?
– Absolutely not. All levels of practitioners are welcome to be a part of the Yoga Teachers Training Course. Just have a strong interest in the subject, so that you can practice the teachings on a daily basis to understand it more in a practical and application manner.
- I don’t want to teach Yoga, can I still join the Teachers Training Course?
– Yes, you definitely can. No knowledge is a waste of time. You can use the knowledge and techniques taught in this course to keep working on yourself and bettering yourself. There is no compulsion that only probable teachers must join this course. You can even undertake the course as a vacation or retreat, to learn something new while you are on a break.
- Where can I read more about Yoga?
– There are a lot of good books available on Yoga. We also recommend a lot of books to our students. In the meantime, to learn more about it, you can visit our Blog or even check out our YouTube channel to deepen your knowledge and understand a few basic concepts.