Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
At Hot Yoga Edinburgh we believe that Yoga is for Every Body, and that we are all different. Our style of teaching encourages students to learn about their own body and adapt their practice to suit their body on that day.
Here is our teacher and studio owner, Allison, sharing with us a pose she struggles with and how she has adapted the pose to fit with her body…
“For as long as I can remember I’ve found a wide leg seated forward fold pretty much impossible. In the first photo you can see I am sitting bolt upright, I’m supposed to be folding forwards. My hips just don’t work like that, and I feel such an intense stretch it is really uncomfortable. I’ve found that if I adapt the pose like the 2nd photo by bending one knee and supporting that leg with a block then I can start to fold forward without feeling like I’m going to injure myself. The intense stretch gives way to a gentle stretch where I can still breath easily.
I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to do the first version of the pose and I’m ok with that. I’m learning to accept my body as it is and even love it, and it’s a great feeling! Like my body and I are becoming friends ❤
I may be a Yoga teacher but that doesn’t mean I don’t have difficulties in many poses.”
What pose do you struggle with and how have you adapted it? We would love to hear your stories!