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Are your thighs supposed to be off the ground? I had a yoga teacher tell me that my thighs should stay on the ground. Which is correct?

joe smith

Can this and the full locust pose be done on a bed or does it have to be on a yoga mat?


Rihanna, try doing the pose using a strap. Hold the strap in both hands and pass it behind your back and across the front of your ankles. Adjust the length of the strap by wrapping it around your hands a few times. When you go into the pose your ankles will be pressing against the strap and not against your hands. This can allow you to do the pose with less stress on your knees and less pain.


If i do this pose, i get a lot of pain in my knees.. does this mean i'm pulling too hard? Or that my knees are not in a good position? Or something else?


I am unable to lift my thighs as mentioned in step2. Please suggest some tips; may be my lower half of my body is still stiff. I just started practicing yoga in the past 15 days. Thank You and Regards.


hooligan--vertebrae is plural. and vertebra is singular. they are both correct


I have a prolapsed disc and the above exercise has made my muscles strong .After 3 years i have started playing tennis again and i am 55, so i dont agree with the statement that people with back pain may not do this exercise, yes you can start with a moderate pause ,say 5 seconds and than increase it . The aim is to increse the strength of your back muscles and keep ur tummy trim .


SHARON its verteBRAE not verteBRA


Notice the model's neck in the photo - there is some compression in the vertebra in the back of the neck in the pose. Next time you try the pose , lift the crown of your head toward the ceiling to create a more neutral alignment in the next. See if that alleviates the headache. May just be too much compression for you.

Maretta J

Jessica, it could be related to blood pressure. If you have high or low pressure, that may bring on a headache. I have low blood pressure and it sometimes happens to me.

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