Alignment suggests specific positions and relationships of body parts in postures.
In our life off the yogamat, or when not practicing specifically, we rarely adhere to those specific alignment guidelines.
In this video I discuss the reasons why alignment can be helpful. Looking at the example of the fierce pose, or utkatasana, or chair pose, I describe the difference between specific alignment and its real-life application and relevance.
Once we are clearer why we suggest or follow alignment cues, we have greater choice and freedom to explore a broader range of movement and positions safely.