- The energy of the group and teacher
Yes, during quarantine this can be forgotten for a while. Live energy will not be replaced online. As a teacher, I do everything in my power to support the community at least at a distance. I have created a special chat support group
and teach online classes
. This is an opportunity to feel the importance of the community and gratitude for belonging to it. 2. To get an adjustment
Many do not understand that a teacher gives you physical adjustment not olny when you are doing the "wrong thing". Let's look at the functions of adjustments:
- Technical. The teacher makes it clear to the student how to make a position, guiding him with his hands in the right direction. Correcting mistakes.
- Physical. This function is meant to help a person take a position that he can't do on his own. Or help getting deeper in those you are already able to do
- Psychological. Sometimes an adjustment is a pure manifestation of care and attention. And sometimes that's how a teacher makes it clear to a person how much more his body can do
The main task of a good adjustment in the long run is to make it unnecessary. So that a student doesn't need it anymore and can do the posture on his own. Becoming stronger and more independent
And sometimes the best adjustment is the absence of any adjustment . Sometimes, teachers do not do a particular adjustment on purpose
In psychology, there is the term "learned helplessness syndrome." This is when a person gets used to getting help in something, and then thinks that he himself can never do it. And therefore does not even try. Easy example: if parents do everything for a person at an early and not very early age, then it is difficult for this person to achieve something. He was not even given a chance to try. And he resigned into this idea he is supposedly helpless and good for nothing. However, throw him overboard, take everything from him - and the person will have to start doing something on his own. And grow due to this.
Now, in the aspect of yoga practice (and not only that), many have the feeling that they were thrown overboard. And you can either let your practice drown, or take it to a new level.
The temporary lack of any adjustments teaches you to try asanas yourself, to study their mechanics, watch instructional videos, and rely on yourself. Perhaps you will see that you can do on your own some asanas you always "needed help with" before.