Pretty ambiguous instructions without pictures, to be honest.
Hi, i am from mysore - india & i practice yoga regularly. i have the problem with forward bending & back bending both. i had a right knee hair line fracture ten years back. i am not able to straighten my right leg completely as my left leg. that is i can feel the difficultly when i try to lift my right leg , straighten & keep the foot on a waist high table. i need to catch my ankle lift it keep it on the table. any suggestion for these problems. also it would be helpful if you would have put pictures for the 3, 4, & 5 th exercise. thanks in advance
N K Srinivasan
Thanks for this very useful article...Judith...You are always helpful, especially for seniors doing yoga.....
I find that doing trikonasana and Warrior I and II for a few weeks help a great deal in forward bends...thanks a lot for your detailed explanations!
where are the photos of the poses in the original article?
I would add a new article,"Hips STILL too tight". I have been doing all of these poses in Yoga classes for three years now, and still tight.
This is very helpful but I'm confused on one point. In the section "Walk the Walk", you give the instruction "Allow the left hip to sway to the left. The pelvis is now tipped downward on the right as the right rotators are relaxed." When I've done this, my sense is that it is my left rotators that have relaxed and that I can level my pelvis by tightening the left side not the right. Can you clarify this for me?
Wow! This has finally helped me with my pain in the hips. Thanks
I will continue with these exercises and hopefully be pain free.
I recommend this site to everyone i know. They really need to start linking these poses to their respective asana columns to maximize the experience.
I agree. this is very good information but hard to figure out with the pictures or official names of the yoga poses suggested
Thank you Judith and Yoga Journal!
Looking forward to reading more great articles from you soon!