This is the first comprehensive guide for yoga teachers and yoga students providing all the details on how to adjust or assist someone while they are performing a yoga posture. With yoga's recent worldwide popularity, this book is invaluable to millions who teach or practice yoga. The book goes beyond just the physical aspects of yoga - it deals honestly with some touchy matters that affect yoga teachers and students alike. The book's clear instructions and generous supply of photos make it easy for yoga teachers to learn how to adjust or assist their students. Yoga students can use this book to enhance their personal practice by working with a partner. Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting: An Insightful Guide for Yoga Teachers and Students demonstrates and explains adjusting techniques for over 65 postures and contains over 200 photos.
You can learn:
-How to adjust or assist someone who is performing a yoga posture
-How to perform the yoga adjustments using effective body mechanics and leverage
-Multiple variations for adjusting a posture
-How to use yoga props
-Verbal cues to help your yoga student or partner
-Ways to accommodate different body types
-How to safely take your students deeper into the yoga postures
The book also features a thought provoking section on how to navigate the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of being a yoga teacher or yoga student. It candidly discusses topics such as:
-Dealing with difficult emotions before, during, or after class
-Coping with thoughts that can surface during yoga class or home practice
-Managing expectations and judgments about ourselves, our teachers, and our students
-Dealingwith unusual situations in the classroom
-Handling competitiveness, jealousy, nervousness
The international yoga community will greatly benefit from this book.