Step inside any yoga or pilates studio, and/or gym and you will hear conflicting advice, instructions and cuing. Last week in my clinic in Encinitas, I was talking with a yogi who asked me, “How do I know what to do”? She told me that she wanted to take care of herself, she loves going to classes, but sometimes she wonders if it makes her pain worse. Here’s the thing, it could. [...]
There are some really great teachers out there who are mindful and educate themselves on the body, movement and biomechanics, and then there are some not so great teachers. It’s easy to end up in a class with poor sequencing and cuing that primes you for injury. And, whether a teacher is good or bad, the tricky part for them is cuing for a group of students. One cue that works wonderful for one student can lead to harm in another. So what’s a student to do to stay injury free?
What are your thoughts? Questions? Comment below or drop me a line!