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While I was THRILLED to see an article (HealthyYou column October/November 2013) about yoga for people in their 50s, I was sad to see such incorrect diagrams of the recommended poses.
The Chair pose is described as having your feet "hip width apart" and yet the image shows the woman with her feet miuch wider than hip width. Hip width in a yoga clas means drawing a straight line fromt he point of your hip bones, through the center of your knee and down through the 2nd toe. Doing the pose as shown can cause unneccessary stress on the knees.
What really caught my eye was the Tree pose image. When practicing Tree pose one NEVER should place the raised foot on the standing knee. This can cause injury to the knee. The raised foot should be placed either on the calf below the knee or above the knee on the thigh.
i would have loved to see information about Adaptive Yoga for those who can not do a more traditional yoga practice due to physical limitations. There are many forms of adaptive yoga, including chair yoga which is my personal specialty.
Namaste - Liz the Chair Yoga Teacher