Take a look at the picture below. How many folks are worried about her front knee? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com If you've taken a yoga class before, you've probably heard the cardinal rule: Don't let your knee go past your ankle. When I did teacher training, that's one of the things we were taught… Continue reading Fresh Take Friday: What about the knee?
Happy Friday, everyone. Today we're taking a fresh look at what happens when you step your feet wide when preparing for Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior 2) and similar poses. This builds on the work we did this past Monday on hip abduction in yoga poses. This movement is a great illustration of a principle that transformed… Continue reading Fresh Take Friday: Stepping Wide
Happy Friday! Today we're taking a fresh look at how we step back into standing poses with one leg behind you. I'll mainly be talking about how this works in Virabhadrasana 1 (Warrior 1 Pose), but you can apply the same principle to poses like Virabhadrasana 3 (Warrior 3 Pose), Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch Pose,… Continue reading Fresh Take Friday: Stepping Back
Happy Friday, yogis! Today we're taking a look at how we are placing the feet in standing poses. Specifically, I'll discuss the common cue line up the outer edges of the feet with the outer edges of the mat and introduce another way to look at the placement of the feet. (I want to acknowledge… Continue reading Fresh Take Friday: Feet
Happy Friday, yogis! We'll be taking a fresh look at Utthita Trikonasana, or (Extended) Triangle Pose, today. The name of this pose invites us to think about it in terms of geometry. Trikonasana certainly can be pleasing to the eye -- and when you hyperfocus on getting your body to fit into a series of… Continue reading Fresh Take Friday: Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
Hi, friends. It's Friday, and we're going to be taking a look at Vrksasana, or Tree Pose, from the perspective of doing the pose a little more actively than you might normally do. This image shows a fairly conventional Vrksasana with hands at the heart. When we do the pose this way, the focus might… Continue reading Fresh Take Friday: Vrksasana (Tree Pose)