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However too many stringent rules may be an impediment to the growth of tourism in the country.
Strangely, one of the deep gifts of solo asana practice--the poses themselves--can be an impediment to yoga.
Pedreira was presented with what amounted to a "don't ask, don't tell" scenario in which she was told her private life wouldn't be an impediment to her job, so long as her homosexuality was not discussed in the workplace.
Besides the potential management difficulties of a larger organization, there is the risk that bureaucratic inertia in a larger agency could be an impediment to the process of innovation.