The most foundational yoga pose of all is Tadasana, or Mountain Pose. Tadasana demands just one simple thing: that we stand with good posture in a way that supports the natural curves of a healthy spine.
In our Western sedentary society, however, it’s surprisingly difficult for most yoga students to achieve correct alignment in Tadasana. Modern life conspires against good posture; we spend our days sitting at desks, staring at computer screens. The result is an epidemic of back and neck problems linked to poor posture and bad alignment habits.
Regular yoga practice offers a great pathway to perfecting alignment and gradually eliminating posture problems. Unfortunately, our habitual posture habits and misalignment issues tend to carry over into our yoga practice, often causing us to perpetuate habits that don’t serve us, rather than eliminating them.
Learn how to assess and better understand the unique posture issues and misalignment patterns in your own body, and how they affect your yoga practice. In this course, Iyengar yoga teacher Julie Gudmestad will show you the 5 keys to understanding your body better and how to assess which posture habits, muscular imbalances, and alignment issues that may be holding you back in your yoga practice.