Halfway lift is part of the sun salutation, so understanding proper alignment is important for your practice because we do a lot of sun salutations in Vinyasa. 🙂 If you practice in a studio with mirrors, it might be helpful to position yourself close to the mirror so that you can check your alignment (even if you want to before class) to see if what is feeling right to you is also looking right. And, as always, ask your instructor for their assistance in checking your alignment as well. It is always nice to feel confident that you are practicing safely and correctly.
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