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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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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
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