Common Errors in Manual Yoga Adjustments – and How to Fix Them

A conversation about manual yoga adjustments (also called “hands-on assists) in yoga is long overdue. For the past five years in my workshops, trainings, and weekly classes, I’ve been advocating for a paradigm shift: I believe that yoga teachers need to stop acting like stretching machines and exerting leverage on students’ bodies to intensify or “enhance” a stretch. Why? The answer is simple: This is a mechanically flawed approach to working with bodies and it results in countless avoidable injuries. I’ve seen plenty of anecdotal evidence of this – and, if you’re a yoga teacher, I’m sure you have, too. … Continue reading Common Errors in Manual Yoga Adjustments – and How to Fix Them