3 Modified Yoga Poses to Try This Weekend (or Anytime)


Submitted 8 months ago
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Erin McCabe

I am writing this month about perspective and it has also been part of my yoga practice to continue to come back to perspective. Why am I trying to get to the full variation of a pose? Or what am I missing in order to find more stability in a given pose? A quote from Judith Hanson Lasater that I love is, "Yoga is not about touching your toes. It's about what you learn on the way down."

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Try these 3 yoga poses to change things up or just to bring some new movements to your body. As with any exercise routine, this does not replace medical advice. You should always check with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine. And always listen to how your body feels with the exercises both when you are doing them and afterwards.

1. Inner Thigh Rocker - this is a simple looking pose modified from All 4's that can be quite challenging if you don't do many lateral movements in your day

2. Downward Facing Dog Prep - this is a pose to try before you enter into Downward Facing Dog to mobilize your joints and fire up your deep core and shoulders

3. Chair Tap for Balance - this is a simple and effective way to challenge to your single leg stability

Here's hoping these poses will provide an opportunity for learning and a new perspective.

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