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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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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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Devin Waterbury In Pincha Mayurasana

Pincha Mayurasana using a chair

I like to use the chair in Pincha Mayurasana because it helps me to open up my tight shoulders. With the help of the chair, I can also access more lift and extension in my chest than otherwise. - Devin…

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Simhasana with Simhasana Bench

  When practicing Simasana II, it is difficult for me to release the pubic bone towards the floor and keep the tailbone engaged. The shape of the Simhasana bench allows my pelvic region to settle and spread. - Nehal Pandya,…

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Sirsasana with a Simhasana Bench

  I go for this variation of Sirsasana with the Simhasana bench to stabilize my upper back and shoulders, which I find gives me more access to back bends and forward folds. - Kara Thorsen, Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

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