Asana Issues

Stretchasana

 
The common misunderstanding of yoga as merely “stretching” can lead to some not so smart or safe yoga practices.  Yoga is more than stretching.   The definition of yoga is, in one word, unity  (of body, mind and spirit).  Without discounting mind and spirit, understanding the physical aspect of yoga will enhance the overall experience of…
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Introducing Christine Carr, DPT, PYT and Smart Asana

 
Smart Asana: An Ongoing Blog For Asana Safety I’m pleased to introduced Dr. Christine Carr, DPT, PYT, our asana expert and safety guide for teachers and yoga students. Dr. Carr will be making regular contributions featuring asana-related issues that can compromise smart, safe yoga. I took time out last week to interview Christine about her…
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Smart Asana: Protecting the Elbow

 
Christine Carr Protecting the Elbow
Protecting the Elbow Complex During Yoga Hand balances are a common part of many yoga classes.  We often place weight on our hands as we progress through our poses.  We may move from a bird dog variation, to downward facing dog, to upward facing dog several times in one class.  Whatever dog you do (or teach),…
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