Talking Yoga Anatomy on Podcasts is Kind of Our Jam.
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, a busy travel holiday, with loads of folks driving long distances to connect with family. If you are appreciating a relaxing long weekend or spending time in a moving vehicle, I hope that you’ll enjoy this chat:
Francesca Cervero is a beloved Washington, DC-area yoga teacher, teacher of yoga teachers and most recently: podcast creator. Francesca interviewed me (Dr. Ariele Foster) for her incredible new podcast, The Mentor Sessions: Support + Strategy for Yoga Teachers. (And it happened to be recorded on the 5 year anniversary of our friendship on Facebook!).
Although the title is similar to another recent podcast I did, I promise the two conversations are different (and both worthy!). Francesca asked me great questions about:
- How to know – in the moment – whether we may be causing injury on the mat
- What anatomy-based sequencing looks like (hint: this, this, or this)
- Strength-based asana, and the difference between passive and active range of motion
We also review my 10 Principles of Anatomy-Informed Yoga, and the shocking reality that yoga teachers are not 100% capable of preventing injury on the mat in group classes.
Where, then, does our responsibility lie? Should we just give up on learning anatomy? Although I suspect you know my answer to that second question, well, I hope you’ll listen to the podcast to find out my thoughts anyway.
As you’ll hear, I reference a few giveaways in the podcast, and here they are again for your convenience:
SEQUENCE for Surya Yantrasana (Sundial or Compass Pose)
SEQUENCE for Naginyasana (Mermaid Pose)
You have to hear this
Another absolute MUST-LISTEN podcast is The Mentor Sessions Episode 2, where Francesca drops some major #WisdomBombs about presence, discernment, and the million shades of gray that show up when you try to teach this thing called yoga. Spoiler alert: there’s often no right, nor wrong when it comes to teaching and time on the mat.
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