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I think the word “stretch” might be a little misleading in this screen shot - I would replace with the word “move”. I just love Gil’s enthusiasm and poetic approach to the body. Please give this a watch if you have ever moved a muscle in your body. Ever.

Oh. This room. I could see myself enjoying some time in here probz with these ladies. They look smart and like they’d be down for a little modern dance session. This pose should feel good but these girls look a little stressed. Not knowing much about old-school cameras, I can guess that they had to hold this pose for a while resulting in all kinds of cramps and tweaks in the low back and knees. The one in the center is my fave. Look at that face. Her side-stretch game needs some help. My advice to her: Don’t collapse in the right side of the body- think length in the spine instead. Press into the shin to lift up and out of the hips as you draw energy in towards the mid-line of the body. Wake up the extended leg and step strongly into the foot. Found  here

Oh. This room. I could see myself enjoying some time in here probz with these ladies. They look smart and like they’d be down for a little modern dance session. This pose should feel good but these girls look a little stressed. Not knowing much about old-school cameras, I can guess that they had to hold this pose for a while resulting in all kinds of cramps and tweaks in the low back and knees. The one in the center is my fave. Look at that face. Her side-stretch game needs some help. My advice to her: Don’t collapse in the right side of the body- think length in the spine instead. Press into the shin to lift up and out of the hips as you draw energy in towards the mid-line of the body. Wake up the extended leg and step strongly into the foot. Found here

whollyyoga : 
 
 This image of two human hip bones show why it is so important to know your own body and not compare ability to access a posture to anyone else. The one on the left is more open so that person would have been genetically more predisposed to greater external rotation of the femur on the hip socket. The person on the right might never be able to match the one on the left no matter how much they practiced or tried. 
  Photos from Paul Grilley  yin yoga master teacher 
 
 No two pelvic girdles are alike. Respect what you’ve got!

whollyyoga:

This image of two human hip bones show why it is so important to know your own body and not compare ability to access a posture to anyone else. The one on the left is more open so that person would have been genetically more predisposed to greater external rotation of the femur on the hip socket. The person on the right might never be able to match the one on the left no matter how much they practiced or tried.

Photos from Paul Grilley yin yoga master teacher

No two pelvic girdles are alike. Respect what you’ve got!