Exercise 5. Emphasis on Copy

Present an asana with emphasis on a specific area; for example, front leg/back leg.

Choose an asana and an area of emphasis. Write down all of the points/key phrases you can about that area of the body/pose.

  • Side 1:  Teach the pose from your mat – use two points/key phrases;
  • Side 2:  Get off your mat, teach the two key points and add one;
  • Side 3:  Repeat points/key phrases and add one;
  • Side 4:  Confirm the points/key phrases.

This exercise develops the skill of staying with an area of the body. It develops the ability to focus instruction on microscopic detail in an area.