FIVE MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN BEFORE YOU APPROACH A STUDENT.
No one likes to be startled—especially a yoga practitioner who is deep in concentration. If you are going to perform a hands-on adjustment, let the student know where you are in relation to them, and never approach from behind. “I always stay in the student’s line of sight,” says Silvas. “If their gaze is down, I put a foot near them or give the class a verbal cue so they know where I am in relation to them, and that my intention is to give an adjustment.”