Asana Adjustment & Assisting Guidelines

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Questions Answered Here

  1. How might you define assisting and adjusting?
  2. For what reasons might a teacher choose to assist or adjust a student?
  3. What are some examples of inappropriate reasons to adjust a student?
  4. Describe students for whom adjusting is unlikely to be safe or appropriate.
  5. What knowledge and experience must a teacher have to be properly prepared to safely adjust a student?
  6. What considerations are made in the moment to evaluate whether an assist is called for?
  7. What are two general ways you might give verbal assists?
  8. Describe some considerations when giving one-on-one verbal instruction?
  9. What is energy?
  10. How is Hatha Yoga said to affect the”energy body?”
  11. How might an adjustment affect a student’s energy?
  12. When offering a physical adjustment, describe how to move into a student’s space.
  13. Describe physical safety considerations when giving adjustments.
  14. What should be the focus when adjusting a very flexible student?

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