These students demonstrate how supported uttanasana can be adapted to varying flexibilities, from the most flexible in the foreground to least so on the far right in back. The student on the far right has had a hip replacement and spinal surgery.
Yoga students have come in all shapes and sizes and configurations: ages 5 to 87; male, female, transgender; straight, gay, lesbian; slender, curvaceous, overweight; flexible or stiff, better described as mobile or steady.
Cynthia was in class a day after she broke her arm. She took care but found ways to do poses that helped her heal.
Jody uses a block to learn the lifting action of the legs in head balance.
They come the day after they break a shoulder, wearing a cast, or while going through chemotherapy, wearing a head wrap, or after a knee or hip replacement.
Susan finds yoga helps with her scoliosis and some other issues, as well.
They come to yoga for help with fibromyalgia, degenerative joints, bulging discs, scoliosis.