The practice of yoga includes moral principles or ethical guidelines that should be followed by any individual instructing yoga

The practice of yoga includes moral principles or ethical guidelines that should be followed by any individual instructing yoga. According to Feuerstein (2007), these principles come from the yamas and niyamas of Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The ethical guidelines placed for yoga instructors should be applied to show the strong moral principles of yoga, and they read as followed: Yoga teachers “1. understand and appreciate that teaching yoga is a noble and ennobling endeavor…, 2. are committed to practicing yoga as a way of life…, 3. are committed to maintaining impeccable standards professional competence and integrity, 4. dedicate themselves to a through and continuing study and practice of yoga…, 5. are committed to avoiding substance abuse…, 6. embrace the idea of truthfulness in dealing with students and others…, 7. are committed to prompting the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing of students, 8. …will abstain from giving medical advice…, unless they have the necessary medical qualifications, 9. are open to instructing all students regardless of race, sexuality, gender, and social status, 10. are willing to accept students with disabilities…, 11. will treat students with respect, 12. will never force their own opinion on students…, 13. agree to avoid any sexual harassment of students, 14. will avoid exploiting the trust of their students…, 15. acknowledge the importance of proper context for teaching…, 16. Strive to practice tolerance toward other yoga teachers, schools, and traditions” (Feuerstein, 2007). Becoming a yoga instructor comes with a lot responsibility, and it is very important to keep up and follow these guidelines and principles of yoga.