If you practice yoga, you’ve probably heard the entreaty, “Listen to your body.” It’s good, sound advice.
When you embark on any physical practice, it’s important to know and respect your body’s limits. Those limits can change over time, of course, but tuning in and listening to what your body is telling you each time you practice is essential not only to your body’s health, but to the growth of your practice. How else can you really know the effects of an asana?
As teachers, we can’t truly know what another person is feeling in his/her body. So encouraging students to develop their own body awareness is crucial.
Although listening to your body, and encouraging your students to do so, is very important, sometimes it is not enough to keep your body safe. Here are two reasons why: Continue reading >>