There’s no doubt that hands-on adjustments in yoga have changed dramatically over the years.
Back when yoga was first being popularised in the West, there were anecdotes of teachers giving students a sharp rap with a a stick.
To get any attention from the great masters was considered a privilege and students who had the courage to protest were generally told to stop making such a fuss (in so many words).
This is not to say that all strong physical adjustments are wrong or inappropriate. But times have changed and attitudes since then have changed too, and not just in yoga. (more…)