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Month: April 2012

Building Compassion

April 23 How do you express your compassion? – Through my voice. Volume and tone can have a powerful effect. – Being calm & centered in yourself. Then you can really listen. – Listening and relatedly meeting people where they

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When Our Students Say ‘I Can’t’

April 16 What to say (do or feel) when our students believe that they lack the ‘appropriate’ range of motion and say that they’ll never be able to do the pose fully. – Think of yoga as a process. –

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Teaching Poses We Cannot Yet Do?

April 9 Do we need to be able to do every yoga pose that we teach? * One teacher said that she mostly avoids teaching the poses that she cannot do. Though she does sprinkle them in occasionally. * Another

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Does Therapeutic = Feel Good?

April 2 If something is therapeutic, does that mean it feels good? *One teacher said that she followed the ‘no pain no gain’ philosophy. If something is therapeutic, it should hurt. *Another teacher said that when she first started practicing

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