Flexibility and Yoga 101: What it Means to be Flexible and Why It’s Not Always a Good Thing


Despite some of its contortionist asana, yoga isn’t about whether you can get your foot behind your head. Instead, it’s about the process of building awareness and using that awareness to make decisions that help you find health and happiness. . Wisdom is part of the process. But so is biology. Here are three things you should know about flexibility before practicing bendy poses that may, or may not, be right for you.

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