Yoga and avoidance

I think this is partly true in that if an asana feels too challenging we may avoid it rather than break it down into steps or modify it to suit our present needs…for me as a teacher, the importance thing is to learn the skill and people often find my classes challenge them in entirely unexpected ways.

On the other hand, we have to learn what would just definitely not suit us and omit it if possible so as not to provoke injury, dis-harmony or imbalance…

The nice thing about using yoga as therapy is that you get a chance to understand why you might avoid a pose. Perhaps there is a lot of tightness around a certain area that you are unsure how to work into. That is the beauty of private yoga lessons, you get to ask lots of questions, have undivided attention and get into a practice that is not superficial at all.