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When the Yoga Teacher Says “You’re Doing It Wrong” (And Explains Why)

January 7, 2013


break from work; practice forearm stand. at yoga class this morning the teacher interrupted a sequence to give us all a stern 8-minute lecture about hip and ribcage alignment. (love it when teachers provide actual, knowledgeable feedback.) now i can see (and feel) the ways i tend to over-arch my spine and compress things that shouldn’t be compressed. as i adjust into correct alignment, the breath comes and goes more deeply. more to practice, with patience. ♥ #counterWoo

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  1. January 7, 2013 2:53 pm

    By the way, I don’t mean to imply that there’s a “correct” way for a body to be. (Gotta watch out for that ableism.) Truly knowledgeable yoga or alignment teachers will help students get to know our own bodies, ask us about injuries, chronic illnesses, or range-of-motion limitations, and correct and guide us based on the specific needs and abilities of our bodies, which change over time.

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