Asana & Art of Teaching
- What are the benefits of offering students a range of progressions in our classes?
- What are some of the ways that we can encourage our students to choose the option that feels best for their body?
- How does the concept of Ahimsa (non-violence/non-harming) relate to offering progressions?
Asana Lab - Cat, Cow, Thread the Needle
- Setting up the foundation of Table Top position for Cat, Cow and Threading the Needle
- Cues to direct students into Cat, Cow and Threading the Needle
Asana Lab - Savasana
- Setting up for Savasana
- The intention of Savasana at the close of an asana practice
These videos cover how to teach mini-sequences found in the Earth Beginners Practicum (pg. 322-325).
An example of a warm-up sequence (sitting sun salutation), Balance Sequence 1 (Tree pose pg. 96 and Extended Hand to Big Toe pose pg. 98) and spinal extension poses from Prone Sequence 1 (Cobra pose pg. 178, Locust pg. 182 and Camel pg. 144).
Sitting Sun Salutation
- Examples of cues we can offer students in back-bending postures to create even backbends
- Notice how arm positions and the gaze can be used to support stability or intentionally challenge stability in balance poses
- In your practice, how do back bending postures make you feel?
- How do balancing postures make you feel? How does your mind respond to instability or to falling out of the pose? How could you imagine cuing a balancing posture to tie into a theme of grounding/finding the support of the earth?