different bodies look different in yoga poses: a case study in upward-facing dog

Have you been told that there is a right way and a wrong way to do a pose? Maybe you were taught one “proper alignment” or principles that should apply to all bodies. Like so many yoga folks, I used to think that there were rules about how yoga should look– but I couldn’t makeContinue reading “different bodies look different in yoga poses: a case study in upward-facing dog”

Hey, Up Dog: Your Cobra is Showing

Friend and fellow teacher Kirsten practices Up Dog in an unlikely locale Last month, in a sort of boot-campy mood, I challenged one of my classes to do some “Up Dog ¬†push-ups.” I demonstrated first by showing them they could start with Cobra- lifting and lowering- and, if they felt pretty stable, they could liftContinue reading “Hey, Up Dog: Your Cobra is Showing”