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Yoga 101: How to Chaturanga Like A Champ
Several years ago, long before becoming a yoga teacher — and spending MANY weekend hours in training — I thought that the object of yoga was to make yourself look like the picture of the pose. If you could do that, then you could say you’d mastered the pose. Boy, was I wrong …
You see, yoga isn’t truly about what your expression of the pose looks like and how closely it resembles the picture of the pose. Yoga is about the practice of being in the pose — something that can’t be gained or felt by simply comparing how your figure looks in pose to someone else. As soon as I learned how to practice a pose, rather than force it to look “textbook,” my yoga practice (and life) began to switch dramatically.
It’s time we stop looking at all the super bendy bods voicing poses so beautifully and wondering if we’ll ever be able to make it look so pretty and effortless . It’s time to stop caring how we look and commence focusing on how it feels to be in our own skin.
The truth is that yoga is for everyone, not just for the super nimble or super strong. So we’ve determined to break it down and bring it to the masses in our Yoga one hundred one movie series.
How to Chaturanga Like A Champ
In this movie, we’re focusing on decent shoulder alignment in Chaturanga Dandasana — but don’t worry, we’ve tailored it based on capability so you can securely embark to build some superhuman strength no matter where your yoga journey is beginning.
Want more valuable pose pointers? Check out our past Yoga one hundred one posts for Mastering Mountain Pose and Violating Down Downward-Facing Dog.
Give it a go and let us know how it goes! Can’t you feel yourself getting stronger? —Alison
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