Hands-on adjustments....they're getting a bad rap.
I hear people say its dangerous and bad practice to adjust students, and to a degree, I totally get it. I've been in the class where a teacher wove their arms through mine and cranked me into a twist.....f'ing weird...and they didnt even ask.
But, when used respectfully and gently, hands-on adjustments can be all you need to truly feel a posture, so when I teach I try to encourage my students to use their own hands to feel what's going on in their body.
A lot of studios use mirrors for this, and mirrors are a great tool, but I find that I lose myself when there's a mirror in front of me. I get caught up on "how does it look", instead of "how does it feel?" So here's an example of a self adjustment that I like and encourage you all to try in warrior III.
My forearms rest on my lower back to make sure my hips are parallel to the ground, and then they slide up to my ribs to ensure that my ribs aren't flared out and my core is engaged. (And its also a beautiful moment to embrace the way your body feels)
Give it a shot! Let me know if you like it!
Peace - 53 minutes ago