I’ve really been drawn to doing the Yoga Teacher Training but have a slight doubt about whether or not I can offer what’s needed to become a teacher.
Long story short, when I was a small child I was in a car crash which shattered my right femur. Everything was fixed but as I grew my leg slightly twisted outwards which I generally compensate for very successfully in everyday life. In fact you couldn’t tell from watching me that anything was different .
The big issue I have is that for most seated poses I cannot sit cross legged and usually sit with my right leg stretched out in front of me (left leg is fine and super flexible) or I sit on my heels(every time a teacher says " now move into easy pose" I inwardly sigh and feel a bit self conscious). So I find myself having to adjust a lot of poses but that can throw out their symmetry. It’s also impossible to bring my right leg forward from downward dog during sun salutations, I swing it around rather than kick forward.
I’d like to stress that this isn’t a matter of flexibility, if I try to sit cross legged it’s literally bone against bone, no room to give!
I hope this doesn’t come across as whiny, I just want to know what peoples thoughts are on being taught by someone who can’t demonstrate some of the basic poses themselves.