Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra & Philosophy: Intermediate / Advanced Students

As students become more advanced in asana, their practice—and life—can open to whole new dimensions by expanding their experience of yogic tools.

  • By working more with the naturally advancing practices of Pranayama and Meditation, students will be challenged in new and profound ways and have the opportunity to greatly deepen their experience of yoga
  • Mantras and Chanting can be transformational.
  • And by focusing their efforts on studying and incorporating Philosophy in their practices, students can find resonant teachings that will support lifelong learning, on and off the mat. (See the Study Library for many Yoga Philosophy resources.)
  • Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that your advanced students are simply looking for a gymnastic workout! In fact, it is often these fiery dynamic students who are conversely looking for a balance of instruction in breathing and meditation, so don’t forget the eight limbs… You are there to direct, guide, instruct and adjust your students… Make sure you’re exercising the full extent of your yoga knowledge and training in your classes. – yoginomics, 5 Things to Remember When Your Students are Better at Yoga Than You