I don’t know about you, but when I did my first yoga teacher training, I was told that you always do the same sequence of poses on both sides. I didn’t know much about anything at that time, so I didn’t really question it, but it left me wondering…
If you didn’t, would you become lopsided?
What if you were already lopsided?
If you’ve heard this before, and you’d like a reasoned answer as to why “always” isn’t always the case, watch my short video to learn:
- why the “same thing both sides” idea may be so prevalent in yoga
- how asymmetry is natural…
- …but too much might be problematic down the line
- how to fold asymmetrical practice into group classes, workshops and privates
What were you taught about doing the same exercises on both sides? And has your thinking changed since then?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!