Before you advance to that next complex yoga pose, you should ensure your fundamentals are solid.
By keeping your foundations strong, you can guarantee your yoga poses are engaging the correct muscles while preventing injury. In the video below, courtesy of Health.com, Chloe Kernaghan, yoga instructor and co-founder of New York-based studio Sky Ting shows us how to fix three common, fundamental yoga poses that aren’t executed correctly more often than not.
By repeating a pose with incorrect form, you’ll never reap the benefits you hoped for – while putting yourself at greater risk of injury, too. Correctly modifying these foundational poses will do wonders in supporting the knees, strengthening the back, and working the core.
Whether you’re a regular yogi or a total rookie, anyone practicing yoga can benefit from these simple adjustments!
Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)
The fix: Move your hips forward.
Chaturanga (Four-Limbed Staff)
The fix: Lengthen the neck and roll shoulders down your back.
Virabhadrasana III (Supported Warrior III)
The fix: Square your hips and keep them pointed toward the floor.
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