Don't Let Your Yoga Pose Get Stale

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How can I stay active while holding a yoga pose?

Don't Let Your Yoga Pose Get Stale

As you hold a yoga pose for a long period of time, it can be tempting to let your mind wander and lose your focus, and then you are no longer actively involved in the pose. If you aren't feeling anything in your muscles, find a way to work deeper into the pose by bending your knee more, or deepening a twist.

To stay active in any yoga pose, breathe deeply and evenly, and engage your core muscles. Think about pulling your navel in towards the back of your spine. Also, think about tucking your tailbone towards your pubic bone. This motion helps to engage muhlabanda, or root lock, and concentrating on moving the tailbone towards the pubic bone helps to engage your core muscles. It sounds weird, but once you practice it a few times you'll find that it does engage the core and help you stay aligned.

   

Comments

2/29/2012 7:32:46 PM
Gina said:

Good insights. If you are at your third "edge" though, you really don't need to go any further.




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