If you tell your students that a pose is hard and scary, it immediately becomes just that. If you break down the pose into accessible bits, then the student may accidentally find themselves in a pose they never thought possible!
Women continue to be the most active and attractive names and faces around which the yoga industry is most visibly promoted, but the market clearly needs fresh blood -- and increasingly that blood is male.
The controversy surrounding a recent yoga video serves as a gentle reminder that we are quick to judge when we have no idea where someone else is coming from. People often overcome mountains of adversary to be in a place where they can shine.