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Asana Lab: The Dog Poses

  • YogaWorks - Back Bay 364 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

In the course of 90 minute class we so rarely get the opportunity to break-down from the inside out. This series is meant to do just that! Each workshop will be spent deconstructing a particular pose. By the end students will understand more fully the pose’s benefits, anatomy, biomechanics, and common misalignments. We will also focus on helpful ways to prepare for the pose and modify the pose for injuries.

Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) and Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog) are usually two of the first poses a yoga student learns and certainly two of the most common postures in a modern asana class. While they are certainly among the most useful of yoga poses, students often find them taxing, confusing and sometimes even painful. The first of the asana lab series will look in-depth at up-dog, down-dog and all of the postures in the Surya Namaskar sequence.