As the last session approaches I had the request to teach recovery techniques.
My obstacles: Most of the restorative Yoga asanas I know all involve props, none of which the facility has, nor can I provide props for 40 individuals. My other concern: I just got the group interested in Dynamic Stretching (*cough, Yoga, cough*). I have no idea how receptive the group, as a whole, will be to long holds, little movement, relaxation, etc, and during the second to last session I began with Sukhasana, Siddhasana, or any similar variation that the boys could access without straining. Within one minute they were fidgeting, shifting or just got out of their variation entirely. They may not be quite ready to sit, lie, or be still in deep stretches, especially for 5 to 10 minutes per asana.
Solution: Write up.
You can lead a horse to water, but not you can make him drink.
I collected some articles about restorative Yoga, sports related recovery techniques, etc. I condensed much of the information so the group would not lose interest with information about case studies, statistical finding, etc.
I printed copies for each of them to have; it will be up to them if they want to try different techniques, do further research, etc.
I learned a long time ago, "Just because you care about something/are interested in something, does not mean that the other person is too.
I'm very interested to find out what happens. I may ever know; I'll just pretend that at some point the articles helped each of them.
I'm posting the information here because maybe someone reading may benefit from it too.
For those who read my Feb 15, 2016 Post, "CAN YOU TEACH A NON-YOGA, YOGA CLASS?" this is a continuation...
For the second Dynamic Stretch Class I brought in an article; something that the players could relate to and assist in opening up there perceptions to stretching (Yoga).
Me: Are you guys good with sports trivia?
Me: Okay raise your hand when you know who I'm talking about.
Played college football for Auburn University.... Started in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.... Followed by the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers ans the San Diego Chargers...
Guys: *Shouting random names*
Me: Co-host for SiriusXM NFL Radio's Saturday Night "The End Zone"...
Me: Okay. Does anyone know who this guys is? I showed them the magazine article:
I had one of them read the article.
Relating to the group with their personal interests; hopefully will spark their interests.
Thank you to Wikipedia, Yoga Journal and EasyBib.com.
"Takeo Gerard Spikes." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 06 Feb. 2016. Web. 05 Mar. 2016.
Zepeda, Dana Meltzer. "I'M A YOGI." YOGA JOURNAL Feb.280 (2016): 124. Print.
"EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer." EasyBib. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Mar. 2016.
(Please keep in my I have not had to cite anything since college, a long time ago, if there is a typo/mistake in the above citations, apologies in advance. Please feel free to contact me if citations need updating/correcting. Namaste.)
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