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.
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