Sunday, November 28, 2010

Instruction for the first time

On Thanksgiving morning, my niece and I practiced yoga. We got our yoga mats out and practiced in my parent’s backyard. It was exciting for me because I got to be an instructor and she was my student.  She’s a gymnast and many of her warm-up exercises include yoga asanas. Her experience with certain poses such as the plank and the boat made teaching somewhat easier.
This was good a rehearsal for me to know if I would like teaching; and how to read body and facial language.  Since she is only seven, I tried poses that had interesting names such as downward-facing dog, the warrior (II) and chattaranga. She really liked saying chattaranga:-) 

Downward-Facing Dog

Warrior II

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