#Repost@dhugalmeachem with @get_repost
“I'm not sure how much more direct I can be. To teach people to hold a pose for 3 minutes or more safely, you should have studied variable anatomy (the study of how people's bones are different shapes) for 100hrs or more with a qualified teacher (who knows this stuff), not from a book or online.
If you don't know what variable anatomy is (the study of bone shape variation)... you don't know what that is. Yin is practiced to stimulate "target areas" of the body. If you don't know this is how Yin is practised, you don't know... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Yin is sometimes practised strong, sometimes not. And the ability to help a student decide is critical to practising it safely. There are too many people getting injured in Yin or saying it is dangerous. This all comes about from people not knowing what Yin is... and forming opinions (omg). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Yin Yoga is a great yoga style being taught and talked about by too many who never learned it. It's not often their fault (studios asking them to do it for example). But this is not cool. Of course, as a Yin yoga teacher trainer I have a vested interest, but I also want to see this style practised and taught well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
I don't teach Asthanga, Ashtangis would understandably be upset, as would Forest Yogis or Bikram yogis... If you are going to teach Yin, study how to teach it... Yin (as taught by Paul Grilley) is not just lying around on the floor with bolsters, it is not just the slow down after a faster, muscular practise. Yin is a powerful yoga style and you (and your students) are missing out big time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Go learn, Go know more.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Your thoughts become words and your words become your actions. If you continue to tell yourself that you believe in yourself and that you're confident, eventually you really will feel that #confidence . ...
After vote chill in the park!
Today Belgium and many other European countries are voting! I normally don't vote even though it is mandatory but humanity needs every vote it can get at the moment. We only have a small climate window left and the far right is rising in Europe. Every progressive vote is a necessary one. My European friends go vote today for the climate, for humanity and for the future! 💗