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Yes, you can learn how to come into intense heart-opening postures without overextending yourself.
You know what happens to a paper clip when you bend it back and forth too many times? Stop doing the same thing to your body.
Want all the benefits of a big, heart-opening backbend without the big backbend part? These poses bring the same perks with less strain on your shoulders and low back.
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Natarajasana is a posture you can choose to "perform" or do with curiosity. And the best way to better observe your movements in this pose is by adding props.
Check out Carrie Owerko's author page.
Every single body has its own unique skeletal structure, ranges of motion, and thus expression of a given pose. Here, discover how a bolster can help you make better sense of backbends in your own body.
Open your shoulders, chest, and upper back, and practice rooting down through your forearms and lifting your shoulders away from the floor with these prep poses for Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana.
Alexandria Crows teaches Bow Pose in her "new, backwards way," to target all the tight and weak places that might be holding you back.
Feeling discontent, dissatisfied or down? Heart-opening yoga poses, such as Wheel (Upward Bow) Pose, are the perfect Rx.
Here's how to protect yourself in backbending yoga poses to avoid pain and injury, but still reap the asana benefits.
Lord of the Dance Pose (Natarajasana) requires foundation, stability, concentration, flexibility, and balanced action -- everything you need as you set out to achieve your goals for the New Year.
Let your appreciation for the people in your life lead in this heart-wide-open variation of Vasisthasana.
Natasha Rizopoulos shares her tips for camel pose—to improve the pose and relieve pain in the upper back.