THE POSE: CHATURANGA
The drawback: Lowering too far. It places pointless pressure in your rotator cuffs, says Turner, which may result in an overuse damage.
The repair: Keep your physique in a straight line, from shoulders to hips and knees, as you decrease to the mat. If your upper-body strength is sagging, drop to your knees on the best way down and concentrate on hugging all your muscle tissues into your midline, partaking your core and thighs.
THE POSE: FORWARD FOLD
The drawback: Keeping your legs straight whereas letting your backbone bend. “Forward fold is meant to open up the muscles in the back of the legs, but it can take weeks to build the flexibility,” says Turner. (Speed up your progress in the direction of your weight-loss objectives with Women’s Health’s Look Better Naked DVD.)
The repair: Until you are limber sufficient, do this variation: Stand in mountain pose, hinge from the hips on an exhale, and fold ahead, holding your backbone as straight as attainable and bending knees as essential. Let your head hold and chill out your jaw.
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