5 Common Yoga Mistakes

I have also seen these and – in the beginning was guilty of the same – funny how I now giggle when my instructor says “breathe” and when I started out in yoga, I often caught myself holding my breath.

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I saw this today on Care2.com and thought it was worth a mention. I often see people in the yoga class that I go to making the same mistakes. So take heed – only do what you can do – modified positions are allowed!

During my 15 years of teaching yoga, I have noticed some common mistakes that counter the benefits of yoga and can be downright dangerous. These problem-habits, such as forgetting to breathe, can sometimes reflect and reinforce how we live our daily life. If we rush through life, forgetting to take time to breathe, we will likely do the same in our yoga practice.

To cultivate a healthier, safer and more pleasant practice — both on and off the mat — avoid these 5 common mistakes:

1. Focusing too much on the perfect pose.

Just because you cannot get into the full expression of the pose, or…

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