Active Yogi: Breaking the Glass

Hand behind head in this gate pose variation

It’s useful to question your assumptions about alignment, provided you can do it pain-free. Breaking out of the traditional “panes of glass” alignment can help you find new freedom in yoga poses, as I detail in my latest post for Active Yogi.

Without mobility around the shoulders, many actions of daily living—not to mention sports—are limited, and tightness around the shoulders, especially in the front, compounds the hunch that develops as we sit at desks and steering wheels. Building on the stretches for throwing and serving, here are some other approaches for getting into the shoulders to stretch, release, and, ultimately, find freedom.

Read more at Yoga Journal.