I practice yoga with guidance from my instincts, and yet the voices of my Teachers are a consistent undertone…This is pretty funny, right? On one hand, I would definitely tell you ‘that which you seek, you already have inside’. On the other hand, the role of a Yoga Teacher can be a guide, a GPS, mirror, second pair of eyes.  I would say that one essential, absolutely key ingredient of how to stay safe in a yoga pose is to know your body. Are you working with neck issues, scoliosis, a hip imbalance, a cranky knee or internally rotated shoulders?

As a Yoga Therapist, I assess this with you and can show you practices that will help you create symmetry and balance, wake up an area that is dormant, or calm one that is inflamed. Sometimes a little guidance can go a long way!

Rana Waxman Rana Waxman (819 Posts)

Rana Waxman is a registered yoga therapist ERYT-500, with 20 years of teaching experience. Rana is a freelance writer and social media expert in addition to leading yoga workshops internationally and teaching alignment focused private and group Yoga Lessons in Hoboken and Jersey City NJ.

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