In this video, I’m going to walk you through two of the yoga postures I see people struggling with most often. Instead of forcing yourself into a pose, we can use a yoga block as a prop to help us get the benefits of the pose while still keeping healthy form and avoiding injury. It’s less about making yourself look like the “right” way of doing a pose and more about staying true to the nuance and intention of the pose. While you might feel like you’re not going as deep, you’re actually hitting the proper muscles and maintaining excellent postures.
The two poses we’ll address today are:
- Triangle pose, or trikonasana
- Side-angle pose, or parsvakonasana
Note: If you don’t have a block, you can use a sturdy book or similarly sized object.
Remember that flexibility is not a competition — especially when it comes to these more troublesome yoga poses. It’s not about who can achieve the most extreme version of any given pose. It’s about getting the benefit of movement and stretching that is most appropriate for your body.