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Forbidden Territory

By Julie Gudmestad

While neck rolls and stretches can be great for calming stressed students, they're not safe for everyone.

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Practice Tips for Virasana

Here are some ways to safely teach Virasana to a wide variety of students.
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Exercise and Sacrifice

The philosophy that one must give in order to get applies not only to the social world, but also to the physiology of muscle growth. Here's why sacrifice is essential to growing strong.
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Lifting the Arms, Part 1: Cinch Down, Turn Out to Protect the Rotator Cuff

Tears and inflammations of the rotator cuffs are often caused by misunderstanding the actions of the arms. This introduction to the outward rotation of the humeri includes basic anatomy and suggestions about instructions to use to keep your students safe.
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Intuitive Alignment: Tadasana Hips

As teachers, we adjust our students to help them understand alignment, but are we creating dependency? Here's how to help your students help themselves in Tadasana, the building block for all yoga poses.
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Assessing Range of Motion in Squatting Poses

Students who struggle with squatting poses may have limited range of motion (ROM) in one or more of three important joints. Learn how to assess your students' ROM and help them modify their poses.

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