Yoga is precision
Throughout a yoga class, an instructor may offer highly precise cues that address pose alignment, muscle behavior, anatomical terms and physical benefits. While such details are intended to guide you safely in an out of poses, arguably more importantly, those precision cues cultivate a heightened mind body awareness.
The details your instructor calls your attention to prohibits your mind from wandering anywhere else.
In this way, yoga demands that we are fully present in our current physical experience. It becomes a meditation in motion. The more we become acquainted with ourselves, how we hold each pose and the feelings that stir up as a result, the easier it is to feel comfortable in our own skin.