PSA A new yin/yang workshop has been planned for Sept 16, 2014 in Wolfsburg, Germany. Also, if you're in Florida and know of a studio that might like to host me, I'll be in Miami and Jacksonville in November, so get in touch. That'll be in between my trip to Costa Rica, where you're more than welcome to join me for an amazing yoga retreat.
We are bringin' it back to basics today with high lunge. This is a pose we'll see a lot in vinyasa classes, so it's important to make sure the alignment is in check to prevent injury.
A lot of times I see people's back legs just sort of hanging there slightly bent, and the biggest tip I can give is to press out of the bottom of that back foot to engage the leg. This not only helps you to balance better in yoga class because you're more firmly rooted into the mat, but engaging and using that back leg means you'll get a good stretch out of the hip flexor.
The other thing you want to watch for is making sure the front knee is stacked above the ankle or slightly behind (but definitely not in front of the ankle). Spin the inner thigh up towards the sky by checking your knee alignment.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Let's talk What basic pose gives you the most trouble? Why?