TAKE THE YOGA QUIZ CHALLENGE!
I found this photo on the internet when I typed "tight hips" as a keyword into Google. I am not quite sure what the picture is trying to show (is it tight hips? tight hamstrings? tight lower back?) but I thought it was a good way for me to introduce a new interactive feature into this blog. Whether or not you come to my yoga classes or not, I hope that you can learn something from reading it. So I have decided to have little yoga quizzes from time to time that I hope might enhance your practice or the way you think about your practice.
I want you to take a look at the picture in the photo. It is actually a fairly accurate replication of what I sometimes see in yoga class when people are coming into a standing forward bend.
Below are some questions I want you to think about in relation to this photo. I will post my own answers soon but hope that some of you might send in some suggestions of your own--either to my personal email or publicly if you are up for it! I am giving a free yoga class to the person with the most creative and positive answers so have a try!
- What is the name of the standing forward bend in yoga (in Sanskrit and in English)?
- What part of the body typically stretches in this pose?
- If we were to make some changes to the way she is doing this pose, what might we suggest? Bonus points for giving a reason.
- Reason why you love or hate this pose.