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Iyengar shows this pose without grabbing the foot, and I think that it may be safer for the hamstring that way.


I tore my hamstring in this pose on the leg lifted and extending forward when I straightened it. Please be careful doing this pose- I was in a class taught by an experienced yoga instructor and I also have a lot of experience with yoga and I am flexible. But this seems like a pose asking for an injury as you twist a rather extreme amount and put a lot of strain on the extended leg. If you feel much resistance in the extended leg, please do not try to straighten it or you may damage your hamstring. It's been 6 weeks since the injury and I am still in physical therapy and in significant pain. Be kind to yourselves, that includes your hamstrings!


i won't say, trying this for the first time, i do it well, or even, strictly speaking, do it at all, but it sure clears my head and sinuses ;-)


i would really like to learn the soar and a yoga pose for your feet touching head because i go to ballet and i do that and i want to learn that if you can please send me one or two of the poses if possible thanks bye


Pictures would be great, thank you!

marcelo camacho

thank you shiva


also please add which issue this has been taken from so that i can look it up in the magazine which has pictures ॐ


i totally agree, we need visuals here!


I agree....PICTURES, PLEASE!! We need visuals.


this entire site lacks pictures

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