Blue pen pose🖊😁
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- 📦🥶🧗🏻♀️Day 1️⃣9️⃣ of #YogaWallPaper
variation at the wall 🧗🏻♀️🥶📦
Oh man, #SideShoulderstand
is a real doozy; if today's asana bothers your wrists or elbows, or just isn't feasible for any reason, then let's take one key element of the pose and work on just that: sidebending. Sidebending = also not exactly my forte. I do love the way most sidebends feel, but I must admit that I prefer more "active" lateral bends where there's something else going on, like an arm balance, a twist or a deep hamstring stretch; today's standing Gateway Pose variation is about as straightforward a sidebend as there is in yoga asana, and I think because of that, it tends to feel relatively intense. It's also important that the muscles we lengthen on one side and engage on the other in deep sidebends (i.e. the quadratus lumborum aka the QL) are both stretched and strengthened to safely practice Parsva Sarvangasana, so let's give this one a try!
Stand with your back to the wall, feet together, sides of the feet parallel. Activate your lower body as you would for #Tadasana
— press into your inner and outer heels, firm down through the balls of your feet, lift your kneecaps, tone your pelvic floor — and reach your arms straight up and overhead. Clasp your left wrist with your right hand, and on an ihale, pull you arm up, and on an exhale, tip your torso to the right. Keep as much contact as possible between your upper back + arms and the wall; a common "cheat" here is t drop the left shoulder towards the right hip, so use the support of the wall to keep your shoulders on one plane and maintain the integrity of the sidebend. Extra tip: when you're exhaling, try to keep the breath as big and full in the chest as possible (think #ujjayi
breath) to prevent overly compressing the right ribs, and to feel the sidebend exponentially more. Practice both sides, of course, and keep up the beautiful posts!!