In yoga teaching, it is important to respect the boundaries and personal space of your students. Here are some guidelines to follow to avoid inappropriate touching in asana teaching:
Always ask for permission before providing any physical adjustment.
Avoid touching private areas of the body or any areas that may make the student feel uncomfortable.
Do not touch the student in a way that causes pain or discomfort.
Avoid touching the student in a way that may be misinterpreted as romantic or sexual.
Do not use touch as a means of punishment or correction.
Respect the student’s culture, beliefs, and preferences when it comes to touch.
It is important to remember that every student has different comfort levels and preferences when it comes to physical touch, and it is the teacher’s responsibility to respect those boundaries. Teachers should always prioritize creating a safe and supportive environment for their students, and be mindful of their actions and intentions when providing physical adjustments.