Yoga Talk Podcast 13: Yoga’s Not One-Size Fits All

May 2, 2015    BY Yoga International

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Kat and Michael are joined by guest host Lauren Toolin! (Whom you may recognize from her YI videos). Lauren is a super-knowledgeable yoga teacher who used to edit the anatomy columns for Yoga Journal (in other words, she knows her stuff!) 

She joins us for a discussion about alignment cues yoga teachers should probably stop giving (or at least be a little more mindful about giving) and why "one size fits all" instruction can be problematic.

Talking Points Include:

The Trouble With Tailbone Tucking

Why Not to Pull Your Shoulders Down

The Problem with Elbow Hugging

When "One Breath Per Movement" Doesn't Work

We Weren't thinking of our grocery lists until you told us to stop thinking about them.

How we talk about props

When Should You "Square Your Hips?"

Why "Flex Your Foot to Protect Your Knee" doesn't work for every pose

Can We Please Retire the "Two Panes of Glass" Cue?


Yes, you can practice inversions during your period! (If you want).

Lauren, Michael, and Kat: Post-podcast selfie

Learn more about teacher training with Lauren.

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Our intro and outro is "Namaste Nation" by The Householders. Listen to the whole thing on their Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/thehouseholders

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