Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Shoulder blades down the black"

Hey teachers - do you get tongue-tied? Does a wrist suddenly become a forearm? Do you have trouble saying shin or calf even when you are looking at a shin or a calf?

The skills that I nee to learn as a teacher include calling my right leg my left leg and my left arm my right arm. Lately I've said "shoulder blades down the black" several times in a row.

In addition to refining our alignment cueing, we must relearn our right and left sides, weave a theme, watch the clock, remember what is next, make adjustments . . .

My wife says a yoga teacher is like a duck, calm and peaceful as it floats across the water, paddling wildly under the surface.


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