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Ask The Expert: Ana Forrest

"Ever since I started teaching, my personal practice has become less for me and more for my teaching. It has made my practice feel less inwardly focused, and I miss the way it used to be. Is this normal?" My Yoga Mentor expert Ana Forrest answers this question and more.

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I'm taking a long haul flight and was wondering if there are any asanas I could do from my cramped economy seat that could help alleviate jet lag, dormant limbs, swollen feet, etc.


I have always had difficulty stepping one leg forward from downward facing dog. It has been suggested that I should rock forward but still I am unable to place my foot between my hands. I currently drop my opposite knee to floor then bring my leg forward but would like to improve. Could you please suggest where my weakness may lie?


I was diagnosed with uterine cancer and had surgery and then radiation therapy. The colon was damaged in the radiation and is having difficulty healing. My doctor says it is because not sufficient circulation and oxygen to the area. Are there poses that would be particularly good for colon. Many thanks.

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