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Prince Abubakar

Yoga is what i always love as my daily excercise

iqra munir

beautiful. thanx

afiriti

thank you so much for this work, very helpful :)

Alex

The top leg in the photo is rotated, the hips are stacked, the toes point to the open side.....

What is correct? The photo or the text?

priya

I agree with Carolyn. I've been in many classes where it is taught to "stack the hips," but, in addition to causing the hip joint to sit unevenly in the socket (as Carolyn points out), it also puts more pressure on the knee of the standing leg. Standing leg is in Tadasana with toes pointing down.

JeanieYogini

Actually, that was supposed to read, the "Lifted leg is in Tadasana"--meaning that the lifted leg should be extended with the heel directed to the back and the toes pointed down; the kneecap should be parallel to the mat or floor. Resist the urge to rotate the lifted leg in the hip socket as it causes pressure on standing knee and hip socket. Rotate the rib cage (in twisting action) towards the celing/sky while leaving toes of lifted leg pointed down.

JeanieYogini

I agree with Carolyn. I've been in many classes where it is taught to "stack the hips," but, in addition to causing the hip joint to sit unevenly in the socket (as Carolyn points out), it also puts more pressure on the knee of the standing leg. Standing leg is in Tadasana with toes pointing down.

carolyn

You might be tempted to rotate the standing leg -- don't! This will make the hip joint sit unevenly in its socket, which will actually make your balance worse. Instead, focus on the extended leg, and move it backwards or forwards very slightly as needed to stay upright. Remember that balance is not created, but rather, maintained.

Dave

Stand with arms outstretched. Tip to one side raising the free leg and arm while moving. Land the hand to the floor. Look up.

Vicki

If you have trouble balancing, use the wall for support and to build strength.

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