The importance is: how to practice – Part 1 – The neck
Good posture – healthy neck
Safe practice – How?
During a visit to an osteopath in Munich, I was told that most of the patients coming to the office with neck issues are yoga practitioners. That was a shock!…and even more shocking was that I was one of them! For this reason I will show you based on some asanas, how you can practice yoga safely. More posts will follow covering various topics.
Support in headstand
Natural curve in neck during headstand
Elevating the shoulders
Shoulderstand with shoulders elevated
Good posture throughout your practice
We try to find our personal and natural posture in an asana, and there are helpful instructions to achieve this: ‘lift the sternum and drop the sitting bones’ or ‘move the chin away from your chest’, are just a couple of examples. But carrying a healthy and upright posture into our daily life will bring about an attitude change. We then feel strong, balanced and happy.
Chin away from your chest
Holding your posture
Feel it for yourself
Knowledge about physiology is helpful and a must for a yoga instructor. However it doesn’t replace self-practice and learning to sense what feels good and what does not.