How To Distinguish Differences in Tension and Compression in Yoga
Why Is It Important to Know the Difference Between Tension and Compression in Yoga?
The pose is constantly moving and changing within each individual body and the experience varies from one body to the next.
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When You Feel Resistance in a Yoga Pose, It May Be From One of Two Things:
What Happens When You Feel Tension During Yoga Practice?
What Happens When You Feel Compression During Yoga Practice?
It should not be a painful process and if you are feeling sharp pain, you definitely want to back off of the pose.
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