We all start out as beginners. But that doesn’t mean that teaching beginning yoga students is intuitive. In this episode of our Begin Again series, Jason tackles the specifics of teaching asana to beginning students. Jason shares:
- Why it’s important to help students pay attention to their whole experience in a particular pose, not just the muscle or muscle groups that they’re stretching
- How to help students avoid comparing themselves to other students (or to what they were able to do in the past if they’re beginning again after stepping away for a while)
- A skillful way to teach breath and movement in a vinyasa-based class
- Why power, precision, and mindfulness are the three elements Jason focuses on most when he teaches beginners
RECOMMENDED AND RELATED LINKS
Episode 136: Yoga Philosophy for Beginners
Episode 135: Jason’s Tips for Teaching Beginners (And Beginning Again)
The Art of Teaching Beginners Course with Jason
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