EPISODE 214

Are Cues Gender Specific?

With Dr. Libby Hinsley

Does gender matter when it comes to cueing? A podcast listener called in to ask if she should cue men differently around the hips and hamstrings. In addition to answering the specific question, Mado’s answer touches on how yoga teachers can best navigate the rapidly changing landscape of sex and gender.

Episode Highlights

Does gender matter when it comes to cueing? A podcast listener called in to ask if she should cue men differently around the hips and hamstrings. In addition to answering the specific question, Mado’s answer touches on how yoga teachers can best navigate the rapidly changing landscape of sex and gender.

 

Episode Highlights:

 

  • Different definitions of the word man – and how they might impact a yoga practice.
  • The value of recognizing & questioning assumptions 
  • Population trends vs individual variation
  • How to adjust classes to be inclusive of different body types
  • How to handle discussions about sensitive body parts
  • How hormones may affect a yoga practice
  • How socialization may affect a yoga practice
  • What to focus on when it comes to inclusive cues

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