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Get the most out of your yoga practice: pose do’s and dont’s from the LA Times

Posted Apr 24 2010 12:00am

Many years ago I gave up on yoga.  I wrenched myself doing a pose incorrectly in a class, separating the AC joint in my left shoulder and popping my first two ribs out of place on the same side.  Turns out, I have freakishly tight scalene muscles in my neck that were ripe to pull those ribs they attach to right out of place.  Months and years have gone by and my shoulder never quite reached 100% recovery.  I have been scared of yoga ever since.  Not yoga itself, but the power of my body to harm itself if I do said yoga incorrectly.

This is why I was very happy to see an article in the health section of the LA Times online today.  It contains photos and detailed descriptions of how to correctly do some of the most common, and commonly problematic, poses.  I may even give it another shot.

Enjoy the lesson!

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