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.
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.
1. 簡單！不必困難動作，用最簡單的步驟，練最有效的 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 !
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 !
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