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River2010-07-04 21:34:22 +0000 #1
Hello everyone.

I'm new to these forums. Actually registered to ask this specific nagging question I've had for a while now.

I've only ever done yoga by studying poses online or by video instruction and classes and/or personal teacher is not currently an option. I solicit your advise on a question that has been pestering me for too long.

Sometimes in practice the instructions I read (or the video instructor) will say something like your feet should be 4 feet apart from each other. The specific pose I am refering to now is Triangle Pose.

Now, I reckon that the height of the individual performing the pose would greatly influence how far apart the feet should be in these standing poses. I am 5'11" tall and I am pretty sure that my pose should be more open than the 4 foot recommended. But alas, I am not sure.

Could I get advise or opinions on Triangle pose specifically and also in general when instructors give set measurements. I can't remember the other poses this has come up in my training, but it does occasionally happen.

Can I safely widen my stance a bit more? (i do anyway, but it nags me in the back of my mind that I've never read anything that says to adjust for your size)

Thanks in advance for you help.


xela2010-07-04 21:40:37 +0000 #2
I think it would be safe to say widening your stance to your leg's length would be good.
Alix2010-07-04 21:50:01 +0000 #3
If I am not mistaken, 4ft is sort of an average distance, assuming average height. In your case I would consider widening stance a bit. Experiment a bit and see what is comfortable for you.
River2010-07-04 22:16:57 +0000 #4
Thanks for your thoughts.
lucastp_5322010-07-04 23:25:12 +0000 #5
stretch ur self to the maxium and only then ull gain sucess. try to over come pain and concentate on perfecting posture.



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