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Help with rounded back!

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I am new to yoga but I used to do circus like aerial hoop and trapeze.  I lost a lot of mobility lifting but I stopped everything five months ago.  I am just getting back into liftng and want to add yoga into my routine.  Now here is the problem I have always had that has turned me off of yoga,  in moves like downward facing dog and forward bending or sitting with my feet straight ahead of me, my low back always rounds out.  I have gone to many people and all there advice hasnt seemed to work.  I am a massage therapist and know a lot about muscles but still havnt found answers to this silly problem!  

Please help!

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The goal of the pose isn't to achieve perfection, but rather to allow the pose to work the areas of the body it is intended to.

For example, most want to do this (straight back, straight legs, heels down)

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but can't ... 

 

instead they should do this

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Bend your knees and lift your heels...so long as you keep your back straight.

 

The second model is working her hamstrings far more than this model (with straight legs, heels down and rounded back).

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Best advice...find a competent instructor and take a couple of private lessons.

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Thank you, I actually am opening  yoga room in the downstairs of my wellness centre and have great yoga instructors hired on.   Its funny because I can do some more advanced things but I am not new to fitness, I typically weight lift, box, and do circus.  I stepped away from circus to focus and get more into yoga,  I also stepped back from weight lifting temporarily I was loosing to much mobility to fast.. I have always had back issues also even though I pick up things fast there are certain movements I cannot do.  I will be not only continueing a yoga journey at home but with teachers at my wellness centre.  I used to do hot yoga but I am getting more into this for me mentally and for self improvement.  I will start by bending my knees slightly until i can figure it out correctly!!  Thank you for your help

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Shameless advertising, but you should pick up site owner @YogaByCandace's  book Namaslay

She breaks down poses and offers 'cheats', so there will be a few different images and descriptions for each pose...for those with full range of motion as well as those with limited range

Full disclosure, I do not participate in the profits from the book, but might earn a hug from her next time I attend one of her workshops (if you buy three books and I might get a kiss on the cheek)

 

Depending on where you're located, you might have Candace visit and run a workshop at your club. She teaches throughout the country and a few locations around the world!

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I bought it already and have been reading like crazy!   That is really really cool once we are open in future I will have to look into that.  Thank you!  ugh all so exciting!  I feel so blessed and even more blessed to have found her book, I really needed a pick me up and a change!

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