Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just doesn’t make that shape? Erin Motz (a.k.a. the Bad Yogi) has three ideas to help you rock Fire Log Pose (Agnistambhasana).
You know that moment when you’re happily practicing in your favorite class and then your teacher calls out “Fire Log Pose” and asks you to hold it for what feels like 47 years? For me, any good yoga vibes end there. While I’m pretty naturally flexible, this pose still gets me every time. Oh, and if you catch me the day after I’ve done any sort of strength training? Forget about it. My hips are screaming, my glutes feel like they could snap, and sometimes my knees feel it too. Total yoga hell right there! Luckily, there are some fun and funky ways to help make this pose a little more bearable. And I even have a trick for the bendy yogis to whom deep external rotation—and this pose—comes naturally.
See also Hip-Opening Fire Log Pose