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Bill

My guru says that we connect the index finger and middle finger to the big toe to complete the internal energy circuit. We assume our personal expression of the pose with the body we have and breath ujayi breathing method. After 1000 daily repetitions the posture is perfect!

Arugularose

I had a similar experience in an Iyengar class. Years of yoga and I had never injured myself on my own or in a class, but my third Iyengar I injured myself trying to get the exact right alignment. I wish we had had some instruction about that possibility.

As for the article-- I love how this pose opens up my body and makes it feel so spacious inside!

PS Since starting regular yoga my joints feel more healthy, but they are also a lot more noisy. Is that normal?

cathy geier

I often fear iyengar teachers because my shoulder was cranked into position to complete the perfection of an isoceles triangle.
peoples' bodies are different. perfection is not as important as injury free.

That said, I don't see the 90 degree angle espoused in thi sarticle between the spine and the arm.

I don't usually like to use blocks, bu ton this pose I believe that they are very important touse to help create that angle and to keep from having a smaller than 90 degree agle between spine and hip, thus potentially crunching at lower spine and side.

Usha Satyan

I'v been doing yoga for some years now here in India with a fantastic teacher who charges such a small fee........it's embarassing,given her dedication and love towards all her students.
What bothers me about your site is how much goes into advertisinfg
for products etc supposedly needed for yoga.
We use simple cheap mats and dont require anything else to do yoga.

Usha Satyan

I'v been doing yoga for some years now here in India with a fantastic teacher who charges such a small fee........it's embarassing,given her dedication and love towards all her students.
What bothers me about your site is how much goes into advertisinfg
for products etc supposedly needed for yoga.
We use simple cheap mats and dont require anything else to do yoga.

Diane McLaughlin

The instructions in this article are great but the picture seems to have a lot of the wrong alignment described in the article. The lower waist is arched instead of straight and the arms are not perpendicular to the spine.

kara

our goal....keep trying

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