Yoga Myths: What You Need to Learn and Unlearn for a Safe and Healthy Yoga Practice
The essential guide to correcting yoga misconceptionsand avoiding injuries in your practice from Judith Hanson Lasater,a yoga instructor, physical therapist, and bodyworkexpert."Tuck your tailbone to protect your back." "Increase yourbreath." "Pull your abdominal muscles into your backbone."Following these movement cues is often believed to benefit youryoga practice and protect your body when entering and holdingposes. However, what may seem like a helpful correction canactually lead to injury or physical harm.In Yoga Myths, Judith Hanson Lasater draws on almost fifty yearsof experience as a yoga instructor and physical therapist toaddress the most common mistakes in our yoga practice and provideclear instructions for correcting these errors. Focusing on theeleven "myths" most detrimental to our practice, Lasater provides acomprehensive discussion of what the myth is, why it can hurt us,and how we can avoid it through step-by-step instructions andguiding photos. This book will allow you to return to the inherentwisdom, natural goodness, and spiritual wholeness of yoga and avoidlife altering injuries for as long as you practice.