props to yoga

A key misconception is that props make a pose easier or gentler; support is feedback.

The popularity of pushing into a pose should be replaced by the honest efficiency of meeting yourself where your needs are.  Props give you access, and help you maintain a calm breath.  If you are overriding your breath in order to seek sensation, you risk overdoing, strain, injury.

For more reasons to use props, check out my post on MindBodyGreen


Rana Waxman Rana Waxman (819 Posts)

Rana Waxman is a registered yoga therapist ERYT-500, with 20 years of teaching experience. Rana is a freelance writer and social media expert in addition to leading yoga workshops internationally and teaching alignment focused private and group Yoga Lessons in Hoboken and Jersey City NJ.

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