If you're on Instagram, you've probably seen some of the innovative takes on traditional asana. These 10 creative practitioners tested their limits this year while turning asana into an art form. Even if many of us never will (or should) strike these advanced challenge poses, we can be inspired by their reminder of an important yogic principle—to explore, to play, and to laugh when we fall.
Plot Twist Pose
Laura Kasperzak from Two Fit Moms found this full-body stretch inspiration from @fitqueenirene. Kasperzak jokingly suggests trying this pose on a surface other than concrete for obvious reasons. We think this shoulder-and-hamstring stretch hybrid looks like a super-relaxing pose to take when you have your nose buried in a book this holiday season. (Not.)
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