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Jennifer Jarratt

I like this description, however, as always, it would be extremely helpful to see pictures of people in less extreme versions of this pose.


Wonderful detail for aligning trikonasana!


Thanks for mentioning the importance of letting the top hip move toward the floor, if necessary. I have experienced compression in the SI joint from trying to face it forward, as if between 2 panes of glass, as it was formerly taught. Judith Lasater wrote extensively on this subject some years ago.

Lynette Chiang

Actually, I find it a LOT easier to have beginners (and I prefer it myself) start from Extended Side Angle with elbow lightly on the bent knee, then simply straighten the bent leg and reposition arms, perhaps step back foot in slightly if necessary. Seems like far less a strain than coming into it from this "standard" upright stance because --- you're already down there :o) Then, kick it up a notch by raising that lower arm straight out in front with palm up - mamma mia core central!
Thanks Jason - my sister downunder loved one of your DVDs I sent her!


I agree with Alan- Jason I love your explanations of poses and your teaching videos


This article is a perfect example of why Jason Crandell is the rockingest teacher around!


This article is a perfect example of why Jason Crandell is the rockingest teacher around!

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