Help Students Go Deeper: 5 Yoga Hands-On Assists

Hands-on assists can be an incredibly potent tool for helping yoga students find better alignment, relaxation, stability, and extension. Learn five from AcroYoga teacher Deven Sisler.

"For students of yoga, receiving a great hands-on assist can communicate more clearly than words," Sisler says. "Hands-on assists are an opportunity to help students gain deeper access to a pose, even if they are not doing anything 'wrong.'" Here are 5 poses where hands-on assists can be beneficial, and how they help, according to Sisler. Teachers: Remember to ask for consent, as touch can be very intimate and may be unwelcome by some of your students.

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