Hope your day is sunny and well!
Was lucky enough to attend two Jason Crandell Yoga workshops in The Yoga Hub earlier this year. Loved his style of humour mixed with attention to detail and clear, precise instruction. He was also very kind and relatable in person.
I believe in the importance of using humour as a tool for improving memory when learning how to figure out a new pose or free yourself up in a pose that’s been frustrating you for years. Imagine where your body is in space. Ask yourself where do you feel tightness and why? Breathe, relax, smile. Studies prove that emotion helps to retain memory, so it makes sense that if you can make your students laugh, they’ll be more likely to remember an instruction for better alignment and improve their practice.
Any emotion can help seal the memory. So you could also make them cry. Or shake in terror. The end justifies the means. Just kidding…
For the full interview with Jason Crandell by Kathryn Budig, see
Bakasana Sequence from Jason Crandell:
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