Once you have your yoga certification and begin teaching your own classes, you will realize that people do yoga for many different reasons. This is important to realize because not everyone is looking for the same experience. To help you understand the different benefits of yoga and what your specific students may be looking for, we have created this list of the benefits of yoga.

Flexibility – This is one of the most common reasons that people start coming in to do yoga. It is also one of the most obvious benefits. Yoga stretches the body in ways that people don’t typically stretch in their daily lives. This variation allows them to diversify and enhance their limberness.

Strength – Strengthening your muscles is about more than aesthetics. Muscle building helps prevent arthritis and back pain, as well as preventing accidents. While yoga does build strength on its own, in combination with other exercises it can help build flexibility with the strength training. Many other exercises reduce flexibility.

Focus – Doing yoga is a great way to work on staying in the present. Once you let your mind wander, it becomes difficult to do many of the poses. This is invaluable to other aspects of your life, as it is easy to become distracted and unfocused. It is often stated that regular yoga sessions improve coordination, memory, and reaction times. This is a big selling point to many potential clients. Yoga can simply improve your life through focus training.

Whatever the reason for your students to come to your yoga class, it is important to discover what that reason is and either focus on that aspect or direct them to another instructor suited to their needs. A happy customer is more likely to refer you to their friends and family. If you haven’t received your yoga certification contact us today for Newport News yoga teacher training.