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lexy cann

Actually, I really like the article--it's the photo that concerns me---is this model really doing what the article suggests? Her back seems to have no curves, the pelvis seems to have a backward tilt (notice the seam line on her leotard and the scoop of her abdomen) and her head seems to be jutting forward a bit. I would place this student on a blanket and have her bring her pelvis into neutral, giving her spine a lumbar curve.


Not that useful of an article. Doesn't address people who are older and who actually have pain in their back, something the author obviously doesn't know about. Why always use basicaly female youngsters in the pictures (who are naturally flexible and don't have to work hard at it) and authors, who don't have any real knowedge except what they read from someone else or the internet. Seems very fake

Aimee Zamora

Very useful and much needed info!

Natasha Salmon Cogno

Thank you, Judith. Your instructions are very very helpful. I am going to share your article with my students in todays class.


This is the first time that I have actually felt 'right', when trying to meditate.
Thank you so much. Yoga always seems to elude me, even when I search for it... so I apprecitate this 'open door' very much!


Fantastic - you make it so simple. Most helpful. Thank you.


Hi Fred,

I have never seen them respond to a message posted at the end of an article so I will give you my vision of the 125 135 degree angle. Imagine a person sitting in a chair with knees the same level as the hips. The body and thighs will create a 90-degree angle (a right angle). Now imagine the knees being lowered an additional 35 to 45 degrees, the hips remaining in place. This would give you the 125 to 135 degree angle they are talking about. It helps place the pelvis in a more natural position so the spine can maintain the natural curve.

Namaste, Rhea


This is really helpful. Thank you.


This is just what I've been looking for-----a comfortable way to sit that didn't make me stiff when I rose. My back, hips, and knees thank you.


I don't understand the 125 to 135 degree angle? An illustation would be really nice.

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