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Paryankasana using blocks

I enjoy practising Paryankasana with a vertical block under my thoracic spine because it gives lift to a part of my back that is challenging to access otherwise. I use the block under my forearms to push against, and this…

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Salabhasana using a wall

Changing the orientation of Salabhasana by using a wall helps me to access my upper back. My shoulder blades dig nicely into my back and from the sharp upward extension of my legs, my entire spine can curl back. My…

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Building strength for Nakrasana

A couple of years ago, I finally faced the challenge of developing strength for Nakrasana.  I could hold Chaturanga Dandasana just fine, but, when I tried to jump, my crocodile looked more like a slithering snake.  Friends made suggestions; none…

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Lori Berenz In Adho Mukha Vrksasana

Adho Mukha Vrksasana using blocks

I like to use blocks under my hands in Adho Mukha Vrksasana because it increases the integrity of my upper arm muscles and takes the pose out of my elbow joints.  Working like this helps me to improve my strength…

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