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Tension versus compression in yoga

Have you ever wondered why, after years of dedicated yoga practice, you are still not able to manage that elusive pose?


Have you ever considered that this may be more to do with the structure of your body and less to do with lack of ‘effort’ on your behalf? How liberating would this knowledge be?


Knowing the difference between tension and compression and recognising when a restriction you feel in the body is caused by tension or by compression, can and will completely change the way you practice yoga.


Read this article to understand the anatomical concepts of tension and compression and how they relate to our yoga practice.

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