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Updated August 02, 2012

Definition: The precise way in which the body should be positioned in each yoga pose in order to obtain the maximum benefit from the pose and avoid injury. Each yoga style has its own take on alignment. In many contemporary methods, props are used to help students get into the best possible alignment.
Examples:
The proper alignment for cat-cow stretch is to have the shoulders over the wrists and the knees over the ankles.
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