While a yoga certification is an important process in becoming a yoga teacher there are many other aspects inspirational yoga teacher will adopt. Understanding anatomy thoroughly, getting in touch with yogic philosophy, mastering postures or immersing oneself in meditation are important features too. However, a good yoga teacher is someone who has understood all the functions of yoga in totality and not just in parts and who can then convey the same in totality to yoga students.
Once a teacher is transformed through yoga then she is more inspired to bring about a transformation in her students. A yoga teacher who has experienced the healing that yoga can bring will be able to bring the same results to others who are seeking healing. The power of yoga lies within a good teacher and the same power should be transmitted to the students. If a yoga teacher is inspired to live the yogic life and practice yoga with passion then she will find it easier to inspire her students to channel their lives into the right path of self realization too.
An inspiring teacher will guide students to absorb knowledge and the techniques of yoga in a way that keeps the questioning mind of the students active. When imparting yogic instructions a good yoga teacher will do so in a way that they understand the true meaning of yogic philosophy. There will be many people who will come to a yoga teacher because they feel that yoga will relieve them of stress, they will lose excess weight or be cured of diabetes or blood pressure. Being healed from a disease is a short term effect of yoga. An inspired yoga teacher will be the one who will ensure that through yoga they attain complete healing in body, mind and spirit.