4 Be gracious if a student says no to an adjustment.
If you place your hands on a student and they say “stop” or “no,” don’t get offended. “I am completely happy when a student tells me to back off,” says Mary Taylor, a longtime Ashtanga Yoga teacher. “I make it clear to my students, in a very positive way, that it is perfectly fine to say no. Then, after class, I might talk to them to try to get a better understanding of why.”