Other instances in which invitatory language should be avoided involve those with safe positioning and alignment in specific asanas. Instructors should never lead students to believe that it’s a good option to place their feet on their knees in Vrkasana (Tree Pose), for instance. All in all, however, invitatory language allows us as instructors to guide students in executing the yoga practices that they come to understand are those that are best for them. Such a process is a beautiful part of life as a yoga practitioner. We can invite, rather than command, as we travel it with them.
Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 2017-01-17T19:11:09+00:00 Categories: Yoga Teacher Issues|Tags: language has its limitations, life as a yoga practitioner, opportunities for students, safe positioning and alignment, self-guided body scan, serve our students best, special feeling of allowance, when it comes to using props|0 Comments