I would love your ideas and insights into working with someone whose lumbar vertebrae stick out like the scales on a stegosaurus's back (she calls them her "dinosaur spine"). Backbends are challenging, as is reaching up for her feet when she is supine on the floor.
I currently teach in a gym with mirrors on two sides. I start classes facing one mirror, with my back to the class, so students can mimic my movements of right and left. This helps the students, but I lose the feeling of connection with them. I also teach in another room with no mirrors, where I feel lost while facing my students. I feel my flow diminishing as I concentrate on my left being their right and vice versa. How do I solve this dilemma? —Diane
I am very fond of chanting and I believe that, when performed with attention, it can be a spiritual, meditative practice that not only helps one get closer to one's inner self but also brings group members closer to one another.
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