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Ask Our Expert: Richard Rosen

What is the definition of Ashtanga? Is it safe to lock the joints in a pose? What is the purpose of Corpse Pose? Yoga teacher and Yoga Journal writer Richard Rosen provides insight on these issues and more.

By Richard Rosen

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To Lock or Not Lock the Knees

Defninition of Ashtanga

Purpose of Corpse Pose

Quivering Muscles


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Jean-Marc

i have an elbow bursitis (i am not sure how i got it)
Any recommendations: should i stop my practise for a while or avoid certain poses and if so which ones?
Many thanks

Cynthia Diane

Yesterday during savasana in yoga class, the instructor came over to me and squeezed the top joint of my feet. In the past she has done this with no problem to me. Yesterday, the squeezing was painful to me. Do you have any idea what might influence this kind of reaction? Many thanks.
Cynthia J.

Brigit

What is the best way to transition from chair pose to crow pose and badha konasana to corpse pose? Thank you

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