My name is Meredith, and I’m scared of inversions. (Cue the audience’s muttered, “Hi Meredith,” response).Yes, I’m a yoga teacher who still struggles with inversions.
As yogis, we’re often asked to move into postures that feel difficult, unnatural, or sometimes even impossible. Sometimes we find ourselves in a familiar asana, but we’re asked to hold it for an uncomfortable amount of time. Why do instructors teach this way?
I find that these moments of difficulty fulfill one or more of the following purposes:
All of these factors lead to the ultimate goal: expanding the radius of your current comfort zone.
I could write a whole blog post for each of the five purposes, but I’ll keep this one simple by leaving you with these questions to consider:
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