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Correct Alignment For Yoga Poses

What's Wrong With This Picture: Om Edition

Although there are many different types of yoga, there are definitely basic alignment rules you'll find in an class you take. It's not so the pose looks pretty — it's to prevent pain or injury. Take a look at these photos and see if you can figure out what's wrong.

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What could cause this woman an injury?

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What would this woman's yoga teacher say to help prevent pain?

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This woman could be getting a deeper spinal twist if she did what?

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Ahh Down Dog. What's she doing that could lead to pain?

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Uh-oh, what's this woman doing that could cause a major injury?

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inlove23 inlove23 6 years
4/5! I'm glad I knew all the names before I actually saw them!
guavajelly guavajelly 6 years
5/5 Yay! These are definetly common sense because I don't do yoga, but do want to get into both yoga and pilates i have no flexibility :( http://fullbodytransformation.wordpress.com/
genipher85 genipher85 6 years
Yay! 4 out of 5. I didn't think I would do that well. Looks like all those videos came in handy. :)
TADOW TADOW 6 years
5/5 I've been doing a lot more yoga lately so I'm really happy that I'm learning proper form and alignment. Also, some of these are just common sense.
Chelsea25 Chelsea25 6 years
woo hoo. 4 out of 5. I do more pilates than yoga but I guess good technique is good technique :)
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