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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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Knee is past her ankle.
Arms aren't parallel.
Looking at the wrong hand.
Torso isn't straight.
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What would this woman's yoga teacher say to help prevent pain?
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"Release your hips to the floor."
"Put the tops of your feet on the floor."
"Tuck your chin into your chest."
"Relax your shoulders."
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This woman could be getting a deeper spinal twist if she did what?
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Flexed her left foot.
Twisted in the opposite direction.
Looked at the floor.
Pressed her palms together.
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Ahh Down Dog. What's she doing that could lead to pain?
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Not putting her heels on the ground.
Not arching her back.
Not engaging her abs.
Not relaxing her head.
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Uh-oh, what's this woman doing that could cause a major injury?
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Her hips aren't over her shoulders.
Her spine isn't straight.
Her feet aren't flexed.
Her head is turned.
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