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Sue

I really like move into this pose from plank. Wind-shield wiper the heels to one side, ground and stack shoulder over wrist for max. stability. People can then choose to bring top leg in front or behind for support, stack feet or stagger feet depending. Stacking joints so important for max. support and strength.

Galfromdownunder

I agree with Jared. I like to teach it with both feet one behind the other in a line rather than stacked, which hurts my feet too. Or, make a "V" with the big toe and second toe and slot it around the ankle of the other foot before you drop that setup over to one side. http://galfromdownunder.com/yoga

Jared

You can try putting the top leg's foot flat on the ground in front of you sole down. Almost like you are sitting crosslegged. That gives you a tremendous amount of more stability but it also keeps the upper body engaged.

Alison

Yogaeffect, I used to experience that extreme shakiness due to being more used to "hanging" into my hypermobile joints and not being used to using the sourrounding muscles instead. With time and practice, persisting with not hyperextending, and not pushing to hold poses for too long, the shakiness eased and I became strong.

Debbie

This posture can also be done on the elbow & forearm if you have wrist problems.

yogaeffect

Can Yoga Journal comment on Natasha's hyperextended elbow b/c it's a very common seen problem in classes. When students try to slightly bend the elbow so as not to hyperextend, the arm shakes alot and they feel less stable. Comments please??? Thanks!

angelina

one of the poses that I did not avoid as a result I have a problem with my wrists now.

Margaret. England

Avoid this position if suffering from arthritis. Not for osteoporosis, risk of fracture to wrist and and shoulder.

Yogayantra

That's the first thing I saw. This lady should be very very careful with all weight-bearing asanas on her arms. And if she has hyperextended knees, it's the same problem. She must strengthen the muscles around the elbow joint (I guess this lady has good muscles). But I would prefer a model with non hyperextended elbows!

bhagwati

Yes Sadaya! I'm glad to see someone else noticed this as well.

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