Be Mindful of Your Mouth


Alignment Cues Decoded: “Straighten Your Elbows!”

Originally posted by Yoga Journal on October 22, 2014

I realized not long ago (while repeatedly reminding my students to “straighten their elbows!”) that most of them have very little idea of why teachers make the choices they do for a class. I was acting a little like the Wizard of Oz, making demands from behind the all-knowing curtain, with no explanation as to why. But there’s a benefit to knowing the method behind what might sometimes seem like madness.

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