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Ask Our Expert: Maty Ezraty

How do you help newer students into Up Dog? Do you instruct students to come out of Uttanasana with firm legs and a straight back, or with soft knees and a rounded spine? Read answers from Mentor expert Maty Ezraty and more.

By Maty Ezraty

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