The American College of Sports Medicine puts out an annual survey of 4,000 domestic and international personal trainers, exercise physiologists and fitness directors, which is an excellent indicator of where the industry is headed each year.
One of my favorite poses is Side Angle Pose or Utthita Parsvakonasana.
This beautiful asana uses many different major muscle groups to perform and has many wonderful benefits.
The practice presents people with the opportunity to challenge themselves physically, mentally and spiritually all in one place: on their mat. It’s not just about how strong you feel when you’re holding a pose for several breaths, it’s about what comes up for you in that moment— you might realize what you’ve been struggling with or overcoming, or you might see, for the first time, how you really handle discomfort.
Here are 3 possible reasons for why the scale's not budging.