Yoga Basics has some strategies to help you get through those difficult yoga poses you may dread. Here's what they have to say:
“There are several ways to cope when facing tough yoga poses: We can avoid them entirely, resist against them, or relax into them. When you avoid poses that challenge you, you’re not allowing yourself to grow in your practice. And when you hold onto anger and frustration as you practice tough poses, that tension will prevent you from being fully present with your breath and movements, and you might even injure yourself.
The best way to deal with difficult asanas is to let go of your resistance to them. Through my many years teaching and practicing yoga I’ve found four practical and effective ways to work through difficult yoga poses.
- Breathe Through It
There is a certain confidence and sense of achievement that comes with staring down the poses you hate and staying with them anyway. If you can make it through a few breaths in a difficult pose, you can make it through anything. In stressful and challenging situations, it’s common to hold our breath or to take quick, shallow breaths. Instead, when you’re in a hard pose, tune into your breath, slow it down, and stay connected.”
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