Yoga is for everyone who is open to the practice, all are welcomed. This week we learned how to teach students who are starting their journey. We demonstrated and taught a pose of our choice. It can be difficult when you get analytical about how you are to guide someone who is on the floor in a pose into a standing pose. The ques to guide a student into a pose are simple and straight forward. It feels like I’m learning a new language besides Sanskrit.
The most important concern for me is to make sure my students are safe and breathing through the different poses. I understand that working with different body types will yield different results with certain poses. I’m also learning to incorporate anatomy as to guide students into a pose after demonstrating it to the class.
I choose Utkatasana (chair pose) here are the ques I used:
- Starting in a standing position
- Feet hip width distance apart
- Bend your knees
- Bringing your tail bone back
- Open your chest
- Raising both arms to the sky
- Activating your fingers
- Relaxing your shoulders
- Gazing at your finger tips
This is a great beginner pose because it helps to build core strength.
Try it and let me know what you think.
Where do you feel the stretch?
Don’t forget to b r e a t h e
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