Freeman shows some spunk re: Prasaritapaddottanasana

Oh, I absolutely love this.

In his latest “Ask the Expert,” Richard Freeman responds in no uncertain terms to this question: “When practicing prasaritapaddottanasana is it really necessary to stick the arms out, then onto the hips, then back out etc. when going in and out of the pose?”

His full answer is here, but here’s the part I love: “It’s not ‘necessary,’ if your approach to the postures is superficial with a mind to merely force the outer body into being more flexible.”

Ummm… ouch? His full answer does explain why all the up, down, in and out is necessary.

Please remind me not to ask any, ahem, stupid questions at the Confluence. As Bobbie says, “There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.” It’s bad enough I’m an inflexible one!

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