A student thanked me this morning for creating space during class for questions.
While I haven’t had a lot of studio practice experience (my practice has been primarily at home) there have been times when the instructor provided cues that didn’t necessarily jive with my anatomy or maybe I was a bit confused and I just blurted out my confusion on the spot.
I don’t know. Maybe because I’ve always guided my own practice it just seems natural that if I’m unsure about something, I should be able to ask a question of the person guiding me.
What a powerful reminder for me to affirm that when YOU are practicing at The Hive, it is still YOUR practice. I might choose the focus and choreography of the flows, but only to provide all you Yogis with an opportunity to check in with yourself and see/feel what’s happening. An opportunity to observe and reflect, not just do what you’re told.
It’s tricky business. I’ve often felt that I have too many questions and in the past have found myself apologizing even before I ask the question.
What’s that about? I mean really? (over-apologizing is the subject of a whole different post)
Why isn’t ok to not know and then to ask about it?
If you are practicing with me, ASK AWAY! For real.
You know your body better than I do. Asking questions about what’s happening while on the mat allows you to familiarize yourself with the intricacies of your body in a whole new way. It also helps me become a better guide. It’s a win—win.
How do you feel about asking questions during a practice at a studio?
For answering my question ☺ your name will be entered to win a drawing for a $13 gift certificate at The Hive! $13 will cover the price of a drop-in class or you can apply it towards any of our class passes or unlimited yoga memberships. We’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, June 4th!! (Can you believe it’s going to be June already?)