An expression that I often see written and hear discussed in reference to the physical practice of yoga asana is that it “brings balance to the body.” The suggestion seems to be that if you practice yoga regularly, it will naturally result in a more muscularly balanced body. But is this really true? What is a balanced body, anyway?
Ariana Rabinovitch, New York City yoga teacher and ASFYT alum, recently started a new blog and podcast series called Yoga & Beyond. She has done some great interviews with a few of the leaders in the mind-body movement field (Brooke Siler, Chrissy Carter, Brooke Thomas and Katy Bowman so far), and more are sure to come. I was happy to be one of her latest interviewees. If you want to learn more about ASFYT, this is a great way to do it! But we also just have a fun conversation about yoga, anatomy, yoga-related injuries, chaturanga and the importance of cross-training for yoga. If you get a chance to listen, please share your comments and/or questions below.