January 22, 2016
Recent comments in the air from a senior yoga teacher here and there about not giving assists to students.
Some words expressed around not being sure of the student's condition
why doesnt a senior teacher embody such knowing of experiential guidance one who has been teaching and sharing body information for decades, with so many moments of experience instilled in the professional Self as a guide feel trusting enough of that experienced Self to fully take up the Divine task of guidance into Grace.
If a student is wanting to be guided out of misalignment, discomfort or pain mere language may only be able to elicit directions from the established cortical files of habit, re-using habitual neuro-pathways that are most dominant in the students daily use.
The profound re-patterning that can be supported by an embodied guide's touch is beyond language.
As is written in the Master texts of Yoga, experience is the only Truth.
Experience happens through the intelligence of the whole body as a sensing organism in space; connected to the Earth Sky and living environment.
Touch affects so many aspects of relational presence and being
To take up the role of Teacher is to fully know ones Self ones anatomy physical emotional mental energetic and karmic Self during ones tenure as a breathing being no?
To bring the feared into ones work is not a reverent state of being as in fearing the student's situation response affect Taking this to the edge of possible content isolation is a killer this was proven during experiments with orphaned children of war during the 40s the untouched die it is so of all beings