Day # 16. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

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Support is not a sign of weakness.  In fact,  it shows your strength.

If your body is not capabable of doing a pose without modification or support, don’t push yourself into the posture. You can create unnecessary strain or injury.

In my 20’s, while giving birth, I sustained injury to my lower back. Due to this injury there are some poses where I need modification, and or support.  Malasana is one of those poses for me.

While in this posture, and without support, I have to lean forward I experience discomfort in my hips, and a strain on my ankles because I have to spread my feet out so far to hold myself up.

The support of a block will gradually ease the tightness in my hips, and provide me the release, and flexibility I need to sit up straighter, and eventually sit in Malasana without discomfort.

Don’t strain, it’s not worth the pain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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