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How to Do Compass Pose in Yoga

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Have you ever felt lost and had to use your best judgment to find your way? Compass Pose, or Parvritta Surya Yantrasana, is one of those yoga poses you have to use your inner navigation to find your way through. There are many places in the journey to this pose where you can get stuck. We are going to help you unlock your body to experience Compass Pose in this next series. What's going on here? Two of the most challenging aspects of this posture are hamstring and side body flexibility. Stretching of the side body is often overlooked in...

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Slide Into Your Split: Mastering Hanumanasana

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By now you have probably been working pretty diligently at getting better at your splits, or full Hanumanasa aka “Monkey Pose”. Check out last week’s article here for some tips if you missed it.  So far we have worked on the adductors in a Zaichik Stretch and worked with some blocks to support the pose. Now we are going to test whether we may need to stretch the front leg or the back leg more- namely, the hamstrings and the hip flexors. We call this a Structural vs Functional Split. Here is how we can test this: Give yourself a...

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Hanumanasana Problem Solving

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How did last week’s stretch go? Are you any closer to achieving Hanumanasa, a full square front split? Check out last week’s article if you missed it here!  If you are not advancing, there is always a reason why. Let’s look at some common problems that many people run into when doing last week’s exercise called ~Reverence~ that targets the adductors of the back leg. The Torso A common mistake that many people make is not dropping the torso closer to the floor. Instead, you may be lifting the torso up when you lift the heel up. It is important...

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