Feeling sentimental as it’s the last day of our #fundationsofyoga
. I’m thinking this might be a see you later vs goodbye since it’s been such a well received challenge. Our feed is so full of amazing strength, grace, honesty, effort, and humor! We are grateful 🙏🏼.
I chose to go with the #splits
because back in the day, before pressing and dramatic poses in glorious places was the rage, many students looked to #hanumanasana
as THE pose of goals. The story of the mighty leap of Lord Hanuman 🐒 can be found in the Ramayana within the Maharabata. Honestly learning to split is easier than reading them to many 🤣. It’s a pose that represents Bhakti, service, love, and loyalty.
🐒First I went with an angular variation. I can’t stress enough that you should presssss your front foot actively to help the integrity of your hamstrings. Please keep a micro bend of your knees as well as laying in the joints aren’t a sustainable action!
🐒Slide to see a fun floating split and a twisted variation. By tucking your back toes under you can help square your hips more but twisting will do that as well quite a bit!
I added a standing split at the wall that can help one deepen the stretch but for fun hugged my power femur into the socket to float on the wall. See yesterday....it’s all about looking taller 😉
🐒a great prep is ardha hanumanasana or half splits. I like to use blocks for overall lateral plus spinal lengths as well as hamstring stretching. I swear by low lunges because the hip flexors are just as key as hamstrings!!
Gosh what can I say but thank you thank you to all who participated as well as my friends who I got to cohost with, and alo yoga for sponsoring!
Standing forward fold🥗
Up dog or Cobra🐍