Are you constantly stretching your hamstrings but still feel that they are tight? It might be counter-intuitive, but there's a good chance that they are just tired and NOT tight.
Are you forgetting about your backside? If you spend most of your day sitting, there's a good chance that you are suffering from glute amnesia.
Yoga with weights?! Really?!? I know some people are really opposed to yoga with weights. I admit that there was a time that I felt the same way, but if you think about it, weights are only props. Just like we use mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, walls, chairs and blankets, we can use weights to get the most out of our practices when appropriate. The purpose of asana practice is to balance and hone the physical body to be a channel to connect to our mental and spiritual bodies, and weights when used correctly can definitely align with that purpose. With that said, here is a short video of a great utthita trikonasana (triangle pose) flow using weights to help build strong stable shoulders.
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