Core strength is often associated with the practice of pilates, but having a strong midsection is just as important in pilates' sister practice, yoga. With all the flow between down dogs and vinyasas, it's important to keep your body steady and your core engaged.
Watch this video to learn how to do the ninjasana, a pose created and named by yoga master Sadie Nardini. The ninjasana takes the pressure off the arms during a chataranga and employs your core and hips (which are much stronger) to lift up.
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