Archival footage. I have about one lotus in me per year. Doesn't mean I don't keep working on the imbalances that make it a potentially damaging move, but the key to sustainable practices is to work on your body instead of your poses. Think of a successful practice as one that hits certain spots whether or not you get to your deepest variation, this way you can work hard in the right way, keep progressing and experience less disappointment. I don't know what "take it easy" means, but play it smart means use the poses rather than chase them and body and mind will thank you — unless you have a photo shoot, then just take some painkillers and go for it!  Words, Benjamin Sears

Posted on November 13, 2016 .