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Rima Petrossian

I have a question; how hard are you supposed to push yourself in yoga in general? Sometimes I feel like I'm pushing myself too hard to a point where I feel pain and discomfort in my muscles.

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Patricia Reavis

In reply to Yogagran-I had a bone removed from my wrist due to arthritis (I'm 71). Try using push up bars. Several of my students use these bars due to Carpel Tunnel & arthritis. You could also try making fists. Namaste


Are there other modifications/props one might suggest, especially for those with carpal tunnel syndrome?


I'm doing yoga on my own for a while, now i just made a video of myself and I saw that my shoulder blades are winging a lot. I tried to avoid it, but it's physically impossible (yet) even with my knees on the ground, how can i train to get it right? thanks!


If this pose causes discomfort, or hurts your shoulders, try using this pose in a standing position against a wall. doesn't put as much pressure on the shoulders.

Yoga michele

Plank pose. I have read that this is not suitable for anybody who has undergone any type of surgery on the lymphnodes can you please advise?


I recently was able to view a video of the "Sun Salutation" sequence. For some reason, I have not been able to find it again, nor have I found the 'searching' function to work on this website. In trying to expand my home practice, I find these videos so helpful so any feedback on how to view/access a sequence would be appreciated. Happy New Year!

Fresia Barrios

what can I do if this pose hurts my shoulders?


How would I go about getting permission to use one of the pictures on this website for a project I am working on?

Margaret England

Not suitable for anyone with Osteoporosis, risk of fractures. Do not place knuckles on the floor, risk of Mallet finger. If it is painful, dont' do it.
Keep well.

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