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Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting: An Insightful Guide for Yoga Teachers and Students

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This is the first comprehensive guide for yoga teachers and yoga students providing all the details on how to adjust or assist someone while they are performing a yoga posture. With yoga's recent worldwide popularity, this book is invaluable to millions who teach or practice yoga. The book goes beyond just the physical aspects of yoga - it deals honestly with some touchy m ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published January 17th 2006 by Trafford Publishing
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Liz Filippone
Jun 25, 2008 Liz Filippone rated it it was amazing
I love this book and recommend it to anyone who does yoga or teaches yoga. As a teacher, it really gave me good insight on how to position myself when adjusting students so I won't injure myself. I don't remember going over a lot of this stuff when I was in teacher training. we did go over it, but not in so much detail like this book and with variations.
Paula
Jan 14, 2008 Paula rated it it was amazing
Easy to read, great cues on how to get in and out of a pose for teachers to be. Illustrations are well done and description of poses make this book a five star. If anyone is looking to become a yoga teacher, this is one of those books you will come back to again and again...it is that good!
Jayme
May 31, 2012 Jayme rated it liked it
This book is a great overview for yoga teachers to the most common postural adjustments. I didn't find anything new here, but it's a comprehensive review and provides both photographs and descriptions of each adjustment. I bought this book on Kindle and found that it was ill-suited to this format, with lots of blank pages or pages filled with just one quote. I could have also done without all of the quotes from the author's students and promotion of her teacher training school. The book seems to ...more
Lorraine
Jan 07, 2012 Lorraine rated it liked it
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This is a useful book for beginning yoga instructors. Instructions are provided on how to assist students so that they can maximize their poses without compromising their alignment. Prop suggestions are made, and also verbal prompts: "What you might say."

The book was a little antiseptic. It would have been more enjoyable with some anecdotal input from the author. The quotes lack a degree of inspiration. A chapter for chair yoga would be lovely to include in future editions with considerations t
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Lori
Sep 08, 2014 Lori rated it really liked it
A great guide for assisting students.
Jenny
Dec 30, 2011 Jenny rated it it was amazing
This book is really only relevant if you're a yoga teacher, but for that I found it a WONDERFUL companion to learning how to do assists and adjustments on people. it's something that intimidates me and is hard to find good material on (since you mostly learn by doing) so I am very thankful to have this book as a follow-up to what I learned during teacher training. Now I just need to find people to practice on :D
Clara
Dec 09, 2011 Clara rated it liked it
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Although I would not attempt many of the assisting suggestions in this book, I did find a lot of information that was helpful as I progressed through my yoga teacher training course. Remember when reading this to be mindful about what you and your students are comfortable with before putting any of these corrections/adjustments into practice.
Amanda
Sep 07, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing
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Great book. Gets right down to how to adjust postures with helpful instructions not only for the teacher but also for the student.
Asha
Nov 30, 2013 Asha rated it it was amazing
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Very helpful. Can't wait to use these teaching tips.
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