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Adjustments. 5 kinds of adjustments. Presence: this is the most important one. Verbal: speak to entire class; may stand next to one student who needs special cue and address everyone--very effective Model: less is more because it takes students out of themselves

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Adjustments

Adjustments


5 kinds of adjustments

5 kinds of adjustments

  • Presence: this is the most important one.

  • Verbal: speak to entire class; may stand next to one student who needs special cue and address everyone--very effective

  • Model: less is more because it takes students out of themselves

  • Press points: light touch creates energetic assistance and awareness--very effective


Manipulations

Manipulations

  • hands on. . generally w/students you’ve formed a relationship with

  • avoid head, neck and sometimes knees; genitals, inner thighs, breasts; use common sense

  • sync your breath w/that of your student and observe his/her breath, body and facial movements

  • go in gently, sense their energy field and sync w/this

  • firm but gentle touch; bone to bone; heel of hand--no fingers

  • listen to student w/your hands


Most common manipulations

Most Common Manipulations

  • Child’s pose: from behind, heels of hands on each side of sacrum; press down and back to ground pelvis; may smooth spine w/one hand, moving this from pelvis to shoulders

  • Down dog: from facing their back, heels of hands on sacrum; use body weight to press pelvis back and down

  • Supine spinal twist: one hand on pelvis and other on opposite shoulder; press down and away to lengthen the student’s torso


Restorative yoga

Restorative Yoga

  • http://www.restorativeyogaposes.com/

  • benefits: stimulates “rest and digest,” sympathetic nervous system

  • good for anxiety, depression, ms, elevated blood pressure, insomnia, etc.

  • spine is supported in strategic places to open tissues and stimulate endocrine glands and immune system

  • poses are held for a while (3-15 minutes or longer)

  • similar but not identical to Yin Yoga


Supported back bends

Supported Back Bends


Forward bends

Forward Bends


Twist

Twist


Inversions

Inversions


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