As you take your yoga practice from one level to the next your poses start to develop. They may be more complex, require more strength or flexibility. Some poses are old friends, some are new and even at times may be intimidating. Wherever you choose to take your asana practice- the poses on the mat- you will see poses and feel poses that have familiar shapes. We may bring our hands to heart center in different poses. We may find the arms of upward salute or Urdhva Hastasana in many poses. The rounded back of Cat in Cat and Cow breaths is the same curve we find in Child's pose. That back shape will be an old friend when you advance to Bakasana or Crow pose. Feel the shape you create with your body and see where your body finds that same shape in another pose.