Asanas & Physical Moves
Long and Lean
I have observed that some popular yoga practices are turning women and men who practice them into athletic body builders. The sequences are heavy and many of my clients complain that they cannot possibly do the poses at the speed that is done in the sequences -specially in the so called ‘hot yoga’-, and Emile and I have plenty of people with injured shoulders from too many incorrect planks and handstands.
The following short sequence is part of what real Yoga should be: postures that elongate and lengthen your body, creating space, as your breathe, in your back, legs, hips, arms and neck. Interestingly, this lengthening way to practice really strengthens your muscles, but without the bulk. Open and create space for yourself…
*New: look at this sequence at a glance at the bottom of this article!