Practice is the foundation for teaching

“As the master tests the pupils, so too the pupils should test the teachers’ standards before accepting them as teachers. A medical man cannot give medicine without undergoing proper training. So the pupils must give medicine to their teachers if they know that their standards are not up to the right level. This is known as an ethical discipline. Teaching with practice is ethical, but it is unethical when teachers teach without clarity in their practice.” ~~BKS Iyengar, from the essay On Teachers and Teaching from his book “Tree of Yoga”, p. 163. 


~~ Jennifer Beaumont, CIYT, teaching a pregnant beginner student.

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