Yoga Myth Busting : Flexibility

Unearth Yoga- Myth Busting Flexibility
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Yoga Myth :

That everybody, if they try hard enough, can get their leg behind their heads

Often heard:

“if you keep practicing you will get there”

Buster:

The more recent studies of teacher Paul Grilley on the anatomy of bone structure has shed more light on skeletal alignment and bone shapes that will ultimately determine your range of flexibility. Of course you can work on the flexibility of your muscles and fascia but the reality is some people will never be able to get their leg behind their heads however many hours of everyday they might practice and try. This is of course an extreme example. So let’s talk simply about sitting in crossed legged seated position. Some students will have their knees touching the floor whilst others have their knees somewhere inline with their rib cage and i’m sure you can all relate or at least picture this scene.

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