Moving between poses is the time when you are most likely to hurt yourself in a yoga class. That’s when you might stop paying attention to the moment and start to anticipate the next pose or movement. Your mind jumps ahead to where you want to be because the current pose is “finished.”
It’s hard to reach for the stars when gravity pulls you down. Being grounded is a wonderful thing, but if you allow yourself to collapse down into your hips and feet, you will grow shorter while creating compression and pain instead of lifting your spine and creating space.
Most of us lack mobility in our hips. And because our hips are tight and we grip our tailbones, we bend forward from our backs and not from the hips. Unfortunately, rounding the back at the ribs and the low back causes long term negative effects on our backs.