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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8 comments:

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  2. Hi Mary.
    I apologize, but I think I commented on a Fun With Props blog by calling you Emilie. I was reading and saw Emilie at the end and assumed it was by an Emilie.
    My apologies again.
    Your pin and blog info are fantastic. I too practice Iyengar at the Yoga Circle in Chicago.
    Do you have any rope remedies to keep weight in back leg in Extended Triangle?

    Thank you!

    Sincerely, Randy Jellen

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  3. Hi Mary.
    I apologize, but I think I commented on a Fun With Props blog by calling you Emilie. I was reading and saw Emilie at the end and assumed it was by an Emilie.
    My apologies again.
    Your pin and blog info are fantastic. I too practice Iyengar at the Yoga Circle in Chicago.
    Do you have any rope remedies to keep weight in back leg in Extended Triangle?

    Thank you!

    Sincerely, Randy Jellen

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    1. Thanks Randy. Maybe I'll see you at Yoga Circle sometime. I was signed up to take Manouso Manos there recently, but I had to cancel.
      You could try putting a loop on the back foot and holding the strap with your top hand for extended triangle pose. I don't know if that will give you more weight in the back foot, but you may be able to feel the back foot better. I think a wall would be more effective for getting weight in the back foot. I'll see if I can come up with a few things. Be Well.

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  4. Hi Mary.
    Thanks so much for the informative reply on back leg in Triangle.
    I came across this page again just today, July 20th 2017, so sorry for the late response. I lost this post I replied on and came across it by accident again, lol. :)
    I read your post again and see that you practice and teach yoga.
    Do you happen to do individual sessions? If so, I was wondering if I could meet for one?
    My contact e-mail is yogaguy1000@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  5. Sorry, Randy, I don't live in Chicago.

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