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8 Transformational Yoga Self-Assists & How to Do Them

If you use props innovatively, you can give yourself the same kind of adjustment at home that you’d get in class.
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Think of props as your own personal assistants. Here, Carrie Owerko, a senior intermediate Iyengar teacher in New York City, and Angela Clark and Steph Creaturo, founders of Mala Yoga in Brooklyn, share some of their favorite ideas for using props to give yourself an adjustment. 

About Our Pros 
Author Jen Murphy is a writer, editor, and yogi in Boulder, Colorado. Model Steph Schwartz is a yoga teacher in Boulder, Colorado, who discovered Ashtanga Yoga in 1999 while training for ultramarathons. Schwartz believes the use of props in class empowers students. “Props can help students support the breath, build confidence, and evolve their edge,” she says. Learn more at mandalamonkey.com.