I realized not long ago that most yoga students understand little about why teachers do and say what they do in a class. I was acting a little like the Wizard of Oz, making demands from behind an all-knowing curtain, with no explanation as to why. But there really is a method behind what might sometimes seem like madness. This series aims to pull back the curtain and expose what goes on in a yoga teacher's head.
It’s an infamous instruction that confuses new and seasoned practitioners alike. The first problem with it is that most students have no idea if they even hyperextend their knees or not (unless they were dancers or gymnasts or have taken a teacher training).