Externally rotating your upper arms might just be the thing that causes shoulder pain for your students. Fasten your seatbelt and watch this video – published in 2017 by a very experienced yoga teacher, PhD, and physical therapist with more than 45 years of teaching experience to learn the details. I will then explain why I both agree and disagree with her statements and what this means for teaching down dog in my opinion.
Especially beginners often struggle with pranayama techniques like nadhi sodhana. So I was looking for a good alternative. After hours of unsuccessful research, I said to myself: “Wait a minute, let’s check what the real pros do!”. Here is what I found. I tried this many times in my classes with great success – watch the following video, try it out and let me know what you think!