It is very common for those starting yoga, and maybe even more common for those who have been practicing a bit, to feel pressure to “do the poses fully.” They want to look just like the instructor or the person next to them without taking into consideration how long someone else may have been practicing or even simple anatomy differences that can cause poses to look differently in different people.
Modifications are a GOOD thing, not a negative thing. They are the best way to make progress and to get to that next pose or next step or to feel good in a pose for your body. In the video I show you one example of how a modification helps you build your strength and your practice faster than trying to skip straight to the next step. Check it out; try it out, and let me know what you think.
If you want more discussion of poses and modifications and variations to help start or deepen your practice, safely, check out my complete online Beginner’s Course. Click here or on the picture below.