By Emily Kane – Studio owner and member of Yogacara Teacher Training staff

Yoga Vocabulary

As a yoga teacher our vocabulary speaks volumes about our ability to lead with compassion and awareness. There are certain yoga vocabulary and phrases that should be avoided in the context of a yoga class but not everyone is aware of this taboo.

yoga vocabulary

1.)   Push or shove

Unfortunately many people still use these words when teaching a class. If you look up this term in the dictionary the synonyms are assault, attack and force – just to name a few. A careful choice of words allows the teacher to embrace Ahimsa – a non-harming principle included inthe moral codes of yoga known as the Yamas.


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