The Importance of Yoga Alignment

by Delight Yoga

Alignment is the term we use in yoga to describe the precise way to do any given pose in order to maximize its benefits and minimize the risk of injury. It offers options for practitioners of all levels, shapes and sizes and encourages the use of props, modifications to find the safest and most beneficial way for each body to fully experience each pose.

When you understand alignment, you have the tools to make almost any yoga pose work for your body. Poses that feel impossible at first soon become intuitive and steady with the help of good instruction and the right props. Here are 3 yoga tutorial video's with Eva Ugolini to help you understand the key alignment points of some poses to improve your practice.



Adho Mukha Svanasana

Downward Facing Dog Pose

In this short tutorial video, Eva will walk you step-by-step through the proper alignment and focus in adho mukha svanasana or downward-facing dog. This is a foundational pose in any yoga practice, so this tutorial will help ensure you are doing it correctly.



Utthita Trikonasana

Triangle pose

A short tutorial that will help you understand the key alignment points and purpose of triangle pose, or Utthita Trikonasana



Virabhadrasana A 

Warrior 1 pose

A short tutorial to experience Warrior 1 more fully. This is a foundational standing pose which we will break down step by step.


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