Open your body then we can open heart and mind ,empty your inside then your can be yourself !--Shuai yoga
This is a very good article. However, I would suggest to have the step-by-step of contracting/softening the muscle on video.
number one rule, no matter what, get in touch with your body, listen to the messages it send to your mind, never get into a pose if you are in pain. One thing I've learned in my Yoga journey is that you have to meke your own rules to a certain extent, every body is different, treat it as therapy and do only what causes benefit.
Brilliant as usual, thanks Roger !
I am literally going to STOP doing yoga. I have been doing it for 30 years and am realizing after finding out I have a bulging disc in the lumbar region that I am doing something wrong and if you read all these articles about how if you do this or that you cause misalignments, etc. it is almost virtually impossible to know how to do any of this stuff correctly without hurting yourself. I am just so frustrated with this whole yoga thing, except for the mental aspects of it. I think I'm done.