Today's yoga tidbits: up-dog, cobra, and cow pose, all in the family

Today’s yoga tidbits: give yourself options in this transitional posture. We do a lot of planks, chaturangas, and updogs/cobras in a vinyasa class. When a teacher or your home practice calls for upward-facing dog or cobra pose, and neither one of those don’t feel right, take cow pose instead. Cow pose; on all fours, hips above knees, palms beneath shoulders. Inhale your beautiful heart forward, shoulders back, and tail up. 
All three above provide beautiful heart and shoulder opening, core and leg engagement. They’re in the same family, they just look a little different. Empower yourself in this practice, never hesitate to listen, and trust yourself.