fuckyeahnamaste: I wish someone could do an MRI scan of someone else doing yoga so we get to see how our insides get squished and move about during yoga. For some reason people think backbends involve flexibility in the back portion of the body … but here you can see how backbends are great to stretch out the front of the body!
Come on over to the Yoga Forum, where people are sharing thoughts about all aspects of yoga, including their favorite yoga poses. For me, learning how to do crow pose was a pivotal moment in my personal yoga practice. All of the sudden, I felt like my practice had new dimensions and could go to new (literal) heights. It became less linear and the pose opened a door to something totally new. So when I teach the pose in class, I'm not surprised at the excitement I see in students.