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Ethical Guidelines – Yoga Teacher or Yoga Instructor

As yoga teachers or yoga instructors, we are a leading example to our students. We have a responsibility to them, to our teachers, and to ourselves to behave in a moral and ethical manner and to maintain a high degree of personal integrity.

The following ethical principles are general guidelines of behavior instead of rigid rules. These guidelines must be applied on a relative basis to each unique circumstance and context in which the yogi is involved.

Classical Ethical Guidelines – Yoga Teacher or Yoga Instructor

  • Yamas: (Behavior restraints) Ethical guidelines for the yogi pertaining to her relationship with others in society, the outer environment, or Nature. All the yamas apply to actions, words, and thoughts.
  • Ahimsa (Non-harming): Loving kindness to others, not blocking or obstructing the flow of Nature, compassion, mercy, gentleness. Non-violence.
  • Satya (Truthfulness): Being genuine and authentic to our inner nature, having integrity, honesty, being honorable, not lying, not concealing the truth, not downplaying or exaggerating. Truthfulness. 
  • Asteya (Non-stealing): Not taking what is not yours—money, goods, or credit. Not robbing people of their own experiences and freedom. Non-desire for another’s possessions, qualities, or status. Non-stealing.
  • Brahmacharya (Walking or having ethical conduct like God): Relating to another with unconditional love and integrity, without selfishness or manipulation. Practicing sexual moderation, restraining from sexual misconduct, and avoiding lustful behavior. Celibacy/chastity. 
  •  Aparigraha (Non-clinging): Non-grasping, non-receiving, non-possessiveness, voluntary simplicity, not accumulating things beyond what is necessary, non-attachment to possessions. Non-covetousness.
  • Niyamas: (Internal-restraints): Ethical guidelines for the yogi pertaining to her daily activities. Observances of one’s own physical appearance, actions, words and thoughts. 
  • Shauca (Purity): Cleanliness, orderliness, precision, clarity, balance. Internal and external purification. Cleanliness. 
  • Santosa (Contentment): Equanimity,  tranquility, acceptance of the way things are.Contentment.  
  • Tapas (Heat): Burning desire for reunion with God expressed through self-discipline, purification, willpower, austerity, and patience. Self-mortification.
  • Svadhyaya (Study of the Self): Self-inquiry, mindfulness, self-study, study of the scriptures, chanting and recitation of the scriptures. Searching for the Unknown (divinity) in the Known (physical world). Scriptural Study. 
  • Ishvara Pranidhana (Devotional offering to the Lord): Surrender to God,  love, “not my will, but Thy will be done,” willingness to serve the Lord. Surrender to God.

Other Ethical Guidelines – Yoga Teacher or Yoga Instructor

  • Honor and love yourself as a divine being full of goodness and greatness.
  • Show your enthusiastic love for sharing yoga with the students in every gesture, facial expression, and voice inflection. This also makes it easy and enjoyable to listen to you.
  • Be welcoming to all students regardless of gender, race, religion, creed, nationality, cultural background, or sexual preference.
  • Use right speech. Speaking is one of our primary forms of communication. Awareness not only of what we say, but also of how and when we speak will help to maintain right speech.
  • Truthfully and accurately represent your teaching experience and training in all self-promotions.
  • Be loving, kind, friendly, and respectful to the students. Be willing to serve and help them as best as you can. Honor them as divine beings full of goodness and greatness.
  • Be patient with yourself and the students. Acknowledge that yoga is a process.

The Seat of the Yoga Teacher or Yoga Instructor

As yoga teachers or yoga instructors, we are an example and a model for many people. Our behavior reflects upon the great tradition and lineage of yoga which we represent. Consequently, we must exhibit a very high degree of personal integrity in all matters, both inside and outside the classroom. A high standard of professional competence and integrity can be maintained through regular practice and study, and a virtuous and healthy lifestyle. A high degree of personal integrity is prerequisite in order to be well respected as a Professional Yoga teacher or Yoga Instructor.

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Maintain a neutral spine/awareness on body position & alignment

Idea neutral position is standing, and is found /imagine by dropping a line vertically down through the center of the body. The ears, shoulders, waist angles, buttock crease, knee crease and ankles lie nearly horizontally level. The neutral curves of the spine & muscle balance. For sitting position, always sitting right up on the sit bones with the back maintain the neutral curves.

One-sided actions cause imbalances in the body

  • Throw or kick a ball with the same arm or leg
  • Women would end to hold a baby on predominantly the same hip
  • Hold a telephone to one ear with the same hunched shoulder

What Is Pilates and the benefits?

  •  Pilates is a non-impact workout suitable for all ages.
  • Develops coordination and balance, Improves stamina.
  • Lessen pain with better body alignment  & achieve a slim waistline.
  • Improves body tone, Increase strength, enhance flexibility & mobility of joints.
  • Strengthen lung functions with unique breathing techniques.
  • Develops positive self-image & enhances concentration.

Pilates can benefit your overall health and sense of well-being in many ways

  • Pilates focuses on strengthening your deep abdominal muscles, your back and your butt.
  • Pilates works to lengthen the spinal compression that you might be developing, especially as you grow older or spend long hours hunched over in front of a computer.
  • Pilates encourages you to lengthen the back of your neck and to slide your shoulder blades back and down. This encourages better postural alignment and allows you to stand and sit straighter and taller
  • Pilates helps strengthening and stretching your muscles. This gives your joints greater range of motion and also helps prevent the likelihood that you will get injured.
  • When you do Pilates exercises, you are working your entire body and you elongate the muscle as you move it with precision and control. The result – your body has a longer, leaner look.
  • Pilates is a very strong focus on deep breathing. You do certain moves as you inhale, while others as you exhale. This fosters a greater awareness about how you can integrate deep breathing and movement into positive body control.

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生命之泉源:瑜珈

瑜珈运动,和瑜珈姿势顺序等,能让身体更舒适与更健康。加上,其呼吸与精力的练习,透过气能强化外在肉体与内在能量,达到体能顺畅,体态更健美。

学习瑜珈可达到释放热量,强化心肺功能,安定神经,健身塑体。它同时让身体制造大量优质血液与氧气,去除囤積的雜質,达到养生功能、安定神經、增加自信的目的,身心細胞全面获得舒展,有助于强化身体机能,預防都市文明疾病。

瑜珈天地: 

1. 簡單!不必困難動作,用最簡單的步驟,練最有效的 YOGA!
瑜珈其實一點也不難 !不必困難動作,在自己做得到的範圍內,持續呼吸,正確地上下移動、伸展身體與四肢,用最簡單的步驟調整身體機能,做最有效的YOGA!

2. 有氧 ! 製造優質血液與氧氣,促進體內循環,活化免疫細胞 !
製造優質血液與氧氣, 人的身體最需要氧氣,劣質血液會使腦部呈現缺氧狀態,造成暈眩、貧血、心臟無力,甚至提早老化。帶氧的優質血液,促進體內循環,活化免疫細胞,讓身體調整到最佳狀態 !

3. 安全 ! 以符合人體工學的方式做 YOGA,不壓迫身體,溫和無害 !
符合人體工學,以身體正常線條的方向來活動與強化身體機能,不壓迫身體,促進身體自然運作,溫和、無害,深層運行到身體內外的每一部分 !

4. 有效 ! 每天 30 分鐘,美容、養生又安定 !
無須激烈運動,只要每天30分鐘,以”靜”的方式讓身體達到”動”的效果,美容、養生又安定! 深入按摩人體中最珍貴也最難照顧到的臟器與淋巴腺,帶動按摩穴道的動作,刺激許多平日躲在關節或肌群中的腺體,活化細胞、提升免疫力,保養由內而外,才是真正健康 !

5. 隨處可做 ! 練習隨心所欲,最健康的生活態度 !
站著、坐著、躺著、走著,配合自己當下的狀態,挑選適合動作的招式,任何一式皆可隨心所欲練習,落實健康生活目标!

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相信 皮拉蒂 :一种沒有危險性的柔性體操

  • 慣用身體一邊抱小孩,提東西或听電話?
  • 不正 确的站立, 坐立及做家務的姿式?
  • 長時間坐在辦公室內或穿高跟鞋?

如果您想同時擁有健康與緊實有致的身材,皮拉蒂Pilates將是您最佳的選擇!

    (Pilates)

彼 拉 提 斯 (Pilates) 正 風 行 於 世 界 各 地 運 動 愛 好 者 之 中。它 是 一 套 精 緻 又 極 富 醫 學 根 據 的 運 動 . 課 程 內 容 包 含 肌 力、柔 軟 度、平 衡 感、協 調 性 的 訓 練。 彼 拉 提 斯 (Pilates)強 調 動 作 的 實 用 性 透 過 訓 練 達 到 身 體 平 衡 , 提 高 個 人 對 肢 體 的 認 知 進 而 改 善 身 體 姿 勢, 建 立 對 肢 体 的 認 知 能 力 以 自 我 改 善 不 良 姿 勢. 同是彼 拉 提 斯 (Pilates)塑 造 出 健 康、均 勻、修 長、結 實 而 不 僵 硬  的 肌 型, 平 衡 的 身 體 , 加 強 肌 力、增 加 柔 軟 度、練 習 由 意 念 來 控 制 身 體、加 上 特 別 的 呼 吸 訓 練 能 有 效 的 刺 激 肌 肉 運 作、加 強 心 肺 功 能 和 放 鬆 減 壓。

彼拉提斯Pilates動作種類變化多、富創意,精緻卻不乏味。它能滿足個人健身的需求,更能引發你挑戰自我肢體極限的動力。當你握有身體的主導權時,你也同時掌握了自己。一個健康、緊實有致的身體,將帶給你全新的活力與自信。