Following yoga class instructions helps us move in and out of postures without having to look at and observe the teacher.
Many instructions that are given produce varying responses and results in class participants. This can be a result of individual interpretation of the meaning of such instructions, or, maybe for the sake of brevity, a hint actually referring to a range of actions or movements.
Interpreting yoga instructions helps us gain clarity on what certain instructions mean, what the intended postural action is.
Watch this video about turning the upper arms out in downward facing dog to see the difference between intended action and literal response.
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