Yoga Works is such a successful example. It runs a dozen studios in southern California and metropolitan New York employing 250 instructors (Shin 2005). Yoga Works – as any business corporation – has its eyes fixed on the horizon: they see a huge future market of getting into markets like the workplace, health care facilities, senior centres and schools!
Anyone who is aware that bigger corporate fish eat smaller fish realises where all this will end: at a certain point in time large corporations from other industries (Microsoft, Disney, McDonalds???) will move in and clean up the yoga cultural field.
Prop: A blanket or two to sit on. Avoiding One-Legged King Pigeon Pose Yoga IIpitfalls: Use enough support under your hips to enable you to sit with your whole spine One-Legged King Pigeon Pose Yoga IIerect, not slouched, with your knees lower than or level with the top of your pelvis.
Sit cross-legged on the floor, crossing your legs just above your ankles. Observe the height of your knees. If the tops of your knees are higher than your upper pelvic bones, sit on one or two folded blankets. Raising the hips like this allows your pelvis to tilt forward and your spine to be erect without strain. Pull your buttocks, sitting bones, and upper thighs back and apart with your hands. This also enables you to sit up tall with a normal amount of lumbar arch.
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