Yes-You-Can Yoga Poses
Certain fitness feats—like finishing a 10-K in less than an hour or busting out 20 real-deal pushups—earn you instant respect. In yoga, holding a handstand (without the help of a wall) or bending your body in half (backward) is a quick way to stand out as a badass.
Master intimidating (and awe-inducing) advanced yoga poses with this step-by-step guide.
But crowded classes and at-home DVDs often can’t provide the one-on-one attention you need to modify (and eventually conquer) advanced yoga poses.
That’s where these moves come in. The progressions make the most intimidating poses possible. First, find your starting point—the step you can pull off comfortably with proper form. Once you can hold that for five full breaths, move to the next stage. But don’t rush it: How fast you advance depends on your body’s individual strengths.