Trying to ask for help (and accepting this support) from my teachers in inversions and various poses in yoga class used to be very hard for me. I used to be so very afraid of it. Why? Well, for one you have to let go of your inhibitions and insecurities. It wasn’t really falling I was afraid of, as I wrote before, but the fact that I might hurt the teacher inadvertently. Over time, I learned to let that go.
Partner yoga, however, is a totally different story!!!
I never really minded being the one lifting people, supporting people, or being the base in a partner exercise . Not only do I feel like I’m hurting or squashing the person underneath me, I feel like the whole world is watching me via those extra large screens hanging on a flat screen mount. Or even worse: like those football stadium LED screens! Egaaad! I can imagine people saying stuff like what a fat girl, poor person underneath her! and so on and so forth.