The first article I ever wrote for Yoga Journal gives advice to yoga teachers about how to deal with medical emergencies in class.
Despite every studio’s and teacher’s efforts to create a safe environment, such medical emergencies do happen in yoga classes, as a result of either an acute injury or an underlying condition. Knowing the symptoms that indicate the need for medical attention and thinking through how to react during an emergency will help keep your students safer.
My advice still holds, and I’ll add some new thoughts in bold:
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