Wednesday, April 6, 2016

More belts=more fun: Padangustha Dhanurasana

Hello blog world.

When I started this blog, I set guidelines for myself.  One of these guidelines was that I would only show poses that I teach.  Well, that strap work I showed in the previous blog works really well on two poses not on my syllabus, and I wanted to share those with y'all.  Also, I want to show a fun way of getting closer to Padangustha Dhanurasana.

First, the same way of using the belt from the last post.

Ardha Matsyendrasana 2
I'm a lot closer to my shin than usual. 

 Parivrtta Janu Sirasana
This work gives a lot of length to the lower side of the torso,  more twist with the upper arm holding the belt, and a nice belt to rest your head upon.
Padangustha Dhanurasana

Loop two belts about the same length, place them around each shoulder, then cross them behind your back.  This should feel like the "yoga jacket" when you pull down.

Then, lie down and place one of the straps around each foot
Rotate the shoulder and bring the arms overhead, work your way down the straps, closer to your feet.

Finally, find a friend who can grab her feet for inspiration.  Thanks Melissa!
 Happy Practicing!

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