We can't and shouldn't force our bodies into shapes that don't feel safe, but as a teacher, your own alignment is very important, thus it's important for your practicum video too.
Here are a few suggestions:
- If you know your body can't do a pose with correct alignment (i.e. you are being hindered by an injury or anatomical difference), put off doing your practicum until you can do the postures with correct alignment.
- Choose postures for your practicum that you CAN do with proper alignment and also teach these ones, until you can do the others with correct alignment, too.
- If you really want to teach a posture but cannot do it with correct alignment due to injury or anatomical difference, demonstrate the posture, and talk through the correct alignment cueing while explaining what you're doing "incorrectly". If you do this in your practicum, only do this for 1 or 2 postures, maximum, and practice getting your explanation as short, concise and clear as possible.
The best idea is to teach postures you feel at ease doing and/or feel at ease describing and cueing. There is no need to teach postures that you don't feel safe and comfortable in! If you feel you need more clarity on this, please write us at Contact Student Support
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