It’s Silly to Struggle, Be Smarter!
Is this how you look in class when you struggle without a prop? And for what? Just to reach your toe?
That is beyond silly! As you can see here, when Matthew goes for the sans strap—his back is rounded, the knee is bent, and his standing foot is turning up. It’s completely out of alignment.
But, when he drops the ego and grabs that magical strap—perfect alignment! Sure, he might not have his fingers wrapped around his big toe—but who cares! His posture is stronger and most importantly, he’s safe!
So do yourself a favor next time you’re struggling into a shape, grab a prop!