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Common Mistakes Made In These Commonly Done Poses

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Are You Making These Common Mistakes?

Whether you are a beginner on the mat or an advanced yogi who has been perfecting his or her craft, mistakes will be made. While there is nothing wrong with making a mistake, (without mistakes how could you know you are improving?) making the same mistake every time you practice means that you are not getting the full benefit of the pose. What’s worse is that if you are performing a pose improperly, you could be doing more harm to your body than good.

So in the spirit of improving your practice, the following article reveals common mistakes that are made performing poses that are commonly included in most yoga routines. Once you master these poses, you will have the foundation for more advanced poses and greater flexibility.

See the article below and be sure to share this with anyone practicing yoga on a regular basis as it will give them a chance to reflect on their own practice and make sure they are properly doing these poses.

Common Mistakes in Sun Salutations

About eight years ago, my local yoga studio was having some sort of summer celebration that entailed 108 sun salutations on the front lawn. My initial reaction?WHY. Sun salutations are boring. And they hurt my wrists.

I’m still not a fan of the same sun salute over and over, but playful sequencing and cool variations thrown in the middle take them from mundane to interesting. There are a few poses, however, that remain the core of a sun salute. No matter what variation or unique twist you put on a sun salute, it’s likely that downward dog, plank pose and chaturanga (reverse push up) will always be in the mix.

Because we see these poses so often is yoga classes, it’s vital to check our alignment to protect from injury and promote the strengthening of our practice. These are the most common mistakes I see in the three poses.

Chaturanga Alignment

Cahturanga is tough. There, I said it. It requires a lot of upper body strength in order to do it properly. If you’re still working on building up the strength, modify by coming down onto your knees.

Keep the elbows straight back behind you, and close to the body. Hips are in line with the body.

TIP: Take your gaze out in front of you, not straight down. This will encourage the chest to stay broad rather than caving in.

See the full article from Yoga By Candace here.

How about you? What common mistakes do you see with poses? Leave your comments below!

To Your Health And Wellness!

Image sources from YogaByCandace

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