Isn’t it ironic that everything that we learn, we then have to unlearn.
This time last year I was doing advanced teacher training on adjustment techniques believing that this was the best way to serve my students. After working with hundreds of different bodies I now realise that it’s much more beneficial to allow students to feel their own way through the poses, and more importantly that there is no perfect pose that they need to attain... there is only a perfect pose for their own body which only they are able to feel.
The days of following the direction of the ‘guru’ no matter what are well and truly over. So while we may cringe at the abuse that some gurus have projected on their students through adjustments (both physical and verbal), let’s also be grateful that through their misbehaviours we have learnt as yoga students to reclaim our own inner power.
IMHO unless a student is in a compromising and dangerous position, there is no reason for a teacher to adjust them. What do you think?