Bridge Pose: Assessing Student Alignment

Are they ready to advance?

February 19, 2014    BY Greg Capitolo

Develop the ability to see your students skillfully. Begin by assessing a student’s body in a basic pose. Using the bridge pose, for example, you can determine the student’s readiness for the shoulder stand and further postures to advance the student’s practice. Greg evaluates various students in bridge pose to see if they are ready to move on to more advanced backbends or inversions.

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Greg Capitolo
Greg Capitolo began practicing hatha yoga and meditation in 1994. He studied with several experienced yoga teachers while working in accounting, finance, and IT. After completing the Himalayan Institute’s teacher training program in 2005, Greg began teaching yoga classes at corporations in the Bay Area. In 2006, Greg took residence at HI where he currently serves as Programming Director and Treasurer.

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