In the last segment of this lecture, Dr Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 talks about practices to avoid when you are assisting your students, as well as the value of props. Lecture 1 | Lecture 2 | Lecture 3 Standing Postures 1 | Standing Postures 2 | Sun Salutations
When I began teaching yoga in the early 1970's, the term, "yoga props," was practically unheard of. When we sat on the floor to practice seated forward bends, people who could not touch their toes simply held onto their lower legs. Then someone had the bright idea to wrap a sock, towel, belt or an old neck tie around the foot to hang onto while stretching forward. While not as versatile as the modern prop known as a yoga strap, these early around-the-house props actually worked quite well!