Wednesday Q&A: Teaching Advice, Handstands, & Multifidus Muscle


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Welcome to Wednesday Q&A, where you ask questions and we answer them!

In this Wednesday Q&A, we answer your questions about teaching advice, handstands, and the multifidus muscle.

Your questions:

* I'm on maternity leave from teaching right now. And some of my quiet time I spend evaluating my teaching, classes, etc. I've been journaling about my strengths and teaching, but also my weaknesses, how I experience them. One of the things I really want to work on is not being such a perfectionist with my students. Sometimes I have a hard time keeping the flow in the class because I want everyone to get it just right and really feel it. I can sense that some really thrive with it, but others get bored and lose interest. What is your and Kristin's advice on how to balance the two - helping students, but also keeping a good flow?

* I love doing handstands and various other primal movements involving weight-bearing through the wrists. While not a debilitating injury, I have noticed pain in my ulnar side wrist on both sides when taking my wrist through a supination motion. My research indicates that this may be an injury to the triangular fibrocartilage complex, a common injury that gymnasts and calisthenic practitioners experience. Do either of you have experienced treating this type of injury? What would you recommend I start doing to improve this?

* Why had I never heard about the multifidus muscle through decades of back care? Would you be willing to discuss or demo exercises focusing on the multifidus?

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