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tracy peruman

I have a group of 50 plus (like me) students. We have a rash of crimped low backs. We are working on ilio/psoas, Vira I, kapotasana, but still have low back pain/compression.. No injuries, disks, or the like.Please help?
Namasté, Master

Irene Breedlove RYT

I have been teaching since 2004. I am having knee surgery next week. I have someone teaching my classes until I recover. We have a new student that has scoliosicus and lower back issues. Her Dr has given her the OK to take yoga classes. She has not had the corrective surgery. Will you suggest some safe poses for her. Namaste'

Glen

I have been doing Yoga for about four years now. I love pretty much most of the poses, but for some reason, cat really bothers me. I've tried to figure out why this is but have failed to reach any answers. There are some poses I can't do as well as others, and these would bother me for that reason I think, but with cat, I have no explanation. Have you ever come across anyone with a similar experience?

Glen

I have been doing Yoga for about four years now. I love pretty much most of the poses, but for some reason, cat really bothers me. I've tried to figure out why this is but have failed to reach any answers. There are some poses I can't do as well as others, and these would bother me for that reason I think, but with cat, I have no explanation. Have you ever come across anyone with a similar experience?

elizabeth mueller

Dear wendy. i experience nearly the same in Germany. never really sure if they are actually getting it? All i think i can say to if they are returning and enjoying the experience, then don't worry just smile and share the love of yoga. Do what you need to do, but take care not to stress to much, they will feel that more, it will be a distraction for them. Use you hands and put some creative hand action into the picture and have fun. If anything it will make then more curious. Namsaste and Blessings.

Kathryn

I've been teaching yoga at a chiropractic clinic for about a month now, and I really love it! My classes are rapidly growing and everyone seems to enjoy it. My only concern is that, because the classes are open to the community for free, there are people from every range of yoga experience possible... people who have no idea what yoga is and people who have been practicing for 20+ years, and everyone in between. So my question is: How do I cater to everyone? If I create a class with mostly beginning poses, the advanced students get bored and aren't challenged... If I create a class with some advanced poses, the beginners are in over their heads (and look like they might hurt themselves!). What do I do??

PShaw

How does one keep yoga "fresh" when teaching the same students month-after-month?

Greg Bradshaw

I keep asking questions and I never get an answer! How come?

Jacqueline Dadario

Hi,
I hope you can help me or direct to where I can find some further information. I have a 12 year old girl who takes my beginner yoga class and she has Asperger's Syndrome. I was wondering if you could recommend some postures that would assist her. She has difficulty staying focused during class which ultimately becomes a distraction for the other students. Can you help me?
Namaste

Wendy O

I love yoga and how it makes me feel. I have started to share this with others as a yoga teacher. The only catch is,I live in Japan and I speak English, my students speak Japanese. Yoga can be hard enough to follow as a beginner, and even more challenging when you are not a native English speaker. (or same language as the teacher.) I go slowly and give clear instructions, with demonstration. I always point out that if something hurts or is pain, please let up or come out of the pose. However, I feel I don't put enough emphasis on the internal and focus more on the external when teaching these classes. I wonder if this is actually helping me improve as a teacher, offering experience to learn to teach the asana movements, or is it hindering, since I feel I almost hold back in my teaching, cause I assume they can't understand anything that can't be demonstrated. Any suggestions on teaching yoga to students of a different language is helpful. (I have printed up translation sheets of vocabulary and instructions that they can take home to study and they say it has been improving their performance in the class, and in learning English! :-))

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