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  1. Thank you, both your replies are very helpful.
  2. I went to a new class the other day (new to me) with a different teacher from my usual teacher. I'm slightly confused because during the chair pose the teacher told me to tuck my tailbone under as apparently I was sticking my butt out and she said this was incorrect form. I used to do weight training and the chair pose is basically a squat right? I was always told during weight training that you should never tuck your tailbone under whilst doing a squat as it is very bad for your back, and that you should maintain the lumbar curve whilst descending into a squat, which will make it look a bit like your butt is sticking out. The opposite position - flexion- happens when you tuck your tailbone under and is very bad for your spine during a squat - so I've been led to believe. Also, my other yoga teacher always maintained that I had been using good form for chair and any other postures that resemble a squat. Perhaps I started changing my form since then without being aware that I had done so. Perhaps it's possible I was over extending my lower back and the new teacher just suggested I tuck my tailbone under to compensate and bring my spine back into a neutral position? I'm wondering if anyone can shed any light on this? Any insight from people who have done squats while weight lifting? As well as yogis? Thanks
  3. Yes it's true, I have found classes and lessons to be excellent for sequencing ideas.
  4. I've just realised after looking more closely at the website that this is by the same people who published my favourite books on yoga - a series of books on yoga anatomy, the author is Ray Long. I love these books.
  5. Yes the lack of understanding is so true, and recovery is tough
  6. This looks really interesting, I love this kind of thing, thanks for sharing.
  7. Hi, I have Crohn's disease. I was diagnosed more than ten years ago after prolonged illness, had major surgery and many smaller procedures, then went into remission and I've been in remission since. Gentle yoga really helped me to maintain some mobility when I was ill and in too much pain to move about very much at all. Then after surgery it helped me to rebuild my strength and get back on my feet again. There is a lot to be said for the way yoga reduces stress levels, stress being an aggravating factor for inflammation. I have kept up the yoga over the years, and I honestly don't know if it has been a contributing factor in my remission, but it certainly helped me to feel strong again and to maintain my mobility. Stay well
  8. Me too if you're interested in more than one support buddy? I know I could benefit from the motivation.
  9. Hey ZillaRac, great to see another UK member! Thanks for the welcome ?
  10. Hi, hope I'm not replying too late. I'm reading this from the UK.
  11. Hello, I'm new here and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm in the UK and I've been practising yoga on and off for many years since I was taught by my Mum as a child. I taught myself a lot using books and videos, then started having private lessons with a qualified instructor, then decided to try a class. I rely a lot on my solitary home practice because my odd and long working hours don't always allow me to attend classes or lessons regularly. I'm just here to connect with other people who are interested in yoga. it's great that there seem to be people all over the world on this forum from what I've seen so far. Anyone else in the UK?