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April 27, 2015
It is good to hear from you again.
The saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day," applies here.
You are right to give as much as you can, but the first Yoga session is really a "fact finding mission" for both parties.
You can have handouts prepared for specialized information (weight control, stress management, fitness, etc.), but it is hard to pack everything into your student's mind, during the first appointment.
There is also a question of the true level of commitment involved on your student's part.
For example: Will he or she practice what you teach at home?
If the only Sun Salutations a student, interested in fitness, performs per week are right in front of your eyes, some results will still be there, but they are not optimum.
It is best to tap into the true level of sincerity, a student has, and expand on it.
Sometimes, there is a mental overload factor involved: Your student will take a limited amount of information home and practice with it.
This may be a promising Yoga student who just needs time to process the information you give and practice with it.
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