I took in two classes at Thrive Yoga this weekend, Vinyasa Flow I with Lisa Johnson and Hatha Yoga with Marylou McNamara. Both instructors pay close attention to the details of alignment. Marylou led us through a series of poses that really helped my psoas. I’ve been looking for poses and routines that will help me open my hips, but won’t put pressure on my knees. A lot of poses, like One-Legged King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana), jeopardize the stability of the knees. I want to start using the safe poses in my home practice.
I fit some core strength routines into my Sunday afternoon because level one classes rarely put a strong emphasis on building up physical strength and stamina.