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DRAW YOUR… SHOULDER BLADES APART

TAMI LEDESMA
Yoga Faqs
November 19, 2017

As I explained in a previous article , lifting your arms shoulder-level or higher is an action that involves not just the arm bone (humerus), but the shoulder blade (scapula) as well. Now, let’s talk about what your shoulder blade has to do, and how it does it.   When you reach our arms away from your torso…


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No Chaturanga? No Worries!

NICA HECHANOVA DE ERQUIAGA
Asana 101
June 4, 2016

If you’re still fairly new to the practice or still trying to understand the mechanics of Chaturanga Dandasana and transitioning to Upward Facing Dog, don’t fret! There’s something you can do other than belly flop to the ground or put enormous weight on your shoulders. In a big, open level flow class, teachers will always try their best…


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5 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR JUMPING BACK AND FORWARD

BY JANAKA ORDOÑEZ
Asana 101
March 30, 2016

Jumpbacks and jumpforwards are an integral and fun way to see how much control, focus and awareness you have in moving through vinyasas. Vinyasa means systematic, safe approach from one asana to the next asana using breath through Sun Salutes. Multiple co-activations of muscles must happen in sequence or simultaneously to keep the control in your movement from point…