Medical science has acknowledged the curative powers of yoga. Tough times such as now are leading to unprecedented increase in stress levels, so yoga schools are doing well. This is probably why the demand for qualified yoga therapists is rising and courses are being offered to meet the demand. Many yoga institutions operate across the country, offering various courses and degrees in yoga therapy.
What do they do?
The job of a yoga instructor is to teach people various yoga postures (positions), controlled breathing, meditation and visualisation. As an instructor, your responsibility is to increases fitness and wellbeing of your clients by creating balance in their mind and body through yoga.
. A genuine interest in the profession
. Professional training from a good institute
. Strong will-power
. Good stamina
. Knowledge of correct techniques, etc
. Passion for yoga and interest in knowing more about it
. Belief in the curative power of yoga
. A flexible body
How do I get there?
Professional training is mandatory for yoga instructors. You can take up a course after completing class X or XII, or even start earlier. But doing a proper training programme from a good institute is essential, as a yoga instructor cannot afford to not be good at his/her job.