Find Balance and Strength: Visvamitrasana
Vishvamitrasana is a challenging posture requiring incredibly open hips, hamstrings, and shoulders. With close attention to alignment, Kat leads you through a series of preparatory poses building up to this arm balance. She gives you options for modifying the poses to stay within your capacity and suggests approaching vishvamitrasana with a sense of curiosity and a spirit of getting to know your body, rather than trying to conquer the pose.
Props: 2 yoga blocks; optional blanket and strap.
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Kat Heagberg is the editor of Yoga International and has been teaching yoga since 2005. She loves to write about ways to make challenging poses more accessible, the power of language in yoga culture, and to offer encouragement and advice to new yoga teachers. Though she initially trained in alignment-based styles of yoga (which continue to inform her practice and teaching), Kat likes teaching vinyasa flow best of all. Read her work and take her classes here on Yoga International!