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Forward Fold: Am I Doing This Right?!

I wanted to try something new, so today I’m introducing this new mini-series called “Am I Doing This Right?!” Each episode will focus on a different pose with the main points and pitfalls of each.

Today is all about Standing Forward Fold! It’s just over a minute long, so we’re only covering the most important points ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy!

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    Valeria Cazzetta

    January 31, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Awesome idea this new series on how to do the poses. Thank you ! Will they be also available on the Studio App ? Looking forward for the tutorials on: upward dog, cobra, sphinx. I’m really struggling with back bends like that, my back can’t arch backwards. ๐Ÿ™

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    Brittany

    January 31, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Side angle pose – particularly what the pelvis/hips should be doing

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    Kristin

    January 31, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for this series. Since I do yoga at home, I don’t have anyone to correct my form and always wonder if I’m aligned correctly. My most uncomfortable pose is actually Warrior 1, would love to see some help with that:)

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    Ashley peterson

    January 31, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Love this! super helpful I think for those of us who are visual learners. And I thought the instructions were pretty easy to understand.
    & thank you for showing us all, yoga is not about being perfect & for being authentically you.

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    Celeste Snodgrass

    January 31, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for this great tip! Would love to see one on chaturanga with knees down, as I have to modify due to hand issues and never feel that Iโ€™m doing this correctly. You are awesome!

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    Sylvania

    January 31, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Thank you! This is not really a pose, but I would like to get better at going from downdog to feet to hand position. My belly gets in the way.

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    Alexa

    January 31, 2018 at 10:10 am

    This is the best idea for a series!!!

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    Alexa

    January 31, 2018 at 10:12 am

    ideas: warrior II, upward dog, and transitioning from upward dog to downward dog rolling over the toes

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    Tiff

    January 31, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Love this so so much! 100% of my practice is at home, with no one to recommend adjustments to my form, so I LOVE when teachers in videos give directions on how to better access what a pose has to offer your body and mind. You are great at this, and this series is just going to take it up a level. THANK YOU!!!!!

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    Holly T

    January 31, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I would love to see a tutorial on chataranga. I feel like my arms arenโ€™t strong enough and I just end up flopping to the ground lol

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    Joanne

    January 31, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Love this idea! chataranga & smoother transition from down dog to forward fold & foot between the hands. My hips feel wonky….

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    Hayley

    January 31, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for this new series! Really enjoy it. I’ve been struggling with figuring out whether I’m doing poses properly or not and really like that you pointed out the “where” of things. I’m aways worried whether I’m “micro-bending” my legs, or accidentally hyperextending my joints….knowing that this is intended to start at the hamstring really puts it all in perspective. GRAZIE MILLE! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Michelle

    January 31, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I LOVE this idea! Brilliant series – because you are never really sure if you are doing it right… Thank you!

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    Cecelia Brown

    January 31, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Please do pidgin!!! I have a persnickety knee and I never know if itโ€™s safe to have the bent knee bent all the way in or if sacrificing depth to keep the knee at a 90 degree angle is best! Help! And lizard! A lot of the time I think Iโ€™m just stretching the back hip flexor!

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    Jessica

    January 31, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Pigeon! I have, let’s say, thick thighs and a lot of extra junk in my trunk. So I’m not sure how to do pigeon correctly. Do I sit on my hip of the bent leg or try to keep it lifted? Maybe put a block under my rump to modify?

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    Holly

    January 31, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Love the concept here for this series! As someone with super tight/short hamstrings, this is a great pose to start with!
    Next pose suggestion, I humbly put forth pigeon

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    Jane

    January 31, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Love the “Am I Doing This Right” concept! And you are too dang cute!

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    Amber

    January 31, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you for your instruction. I appreciate your help in doing poses.

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    Laura Lowery

    February 1, 2018 at 8:29 am

    This quick tutorial is a fantastic idea for us home yogis!!! Thank you! Will look forward to viewing each of these going forward!

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    Emily Arthur

    February 2, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    LOVE THIS! And the “ta-da” pose at the end was the best!

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    Jen

    February 14, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I would love to see Downward facing Dog. This pose is very common and I recently found out that I have been doing it wrong for years!

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