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Methods To Easily Enhance Any Yoga Pose

Posted by Heather C. Lancaster on 5/31/2018 to Yoga As Fitness & Lifestyle

Methods To Easily Enhance Any

Yoga Pose

Yoga shouldn't hurt. As a meditation taken to movement, with plenty of fitness aspects, yoga shows you the capabilities of your body and how good it should really feel all the time. Posture is everything, and with that comes the wisdom of what your body is honestly limited to. Granting yourself these five tips, and applying them to your practice, will help guide you towards not only finding the correct edge within each pose but also discovering a better release.

Ground yourself and find your roots. With a strong foundation comes an even stronger pose. Press your feet into the floor for stability. Master those suction cup hands, and use your sitting bones to plant yourself where you are in the present moment.

Find as much length as possible in your spine. Poses will feel easier and lighter if you take note on elongating the main bone in the body.  

Do not arch your lower back. Draw the rib cage in and extend the tailbone to avoid that nasty ache that follows. When in doubt . . . well, actually always make sure to . . .  engage your core!

Embrace those thighs! Protect your knees by using your largest leg muscles. This way, you won’t overdo it on the joints and can align any over-compensated joint talents as well.

Relax. Breathe. Be Present. Find your edge and then back off a little bit. Take a deep breath and don’t let your body struggle. You’ll be able to hold poses longer and be less prone to injury.

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