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 Week 23 : Year 2 : TriYogaSchool

 

This is the third week of our new format!  We are working for the month of June toward Parsva Bakasana

Our prep pose this week is Lolasana or PendantPose

🔻 Lolasana is TOUGH!  But so important for training core + shoulder strength, endurance, & a general sense of BOSS!

🔻 Practicing lolasana with dedication is key to improve your arm balances, handstands, and jump throughs!  Convinced???

 
 

🔻 From a low kneeling position, place your hands on the mat midway between your knees & ankles.  Hand placement is super important!  Too far back or forward & liftoff is SO much harder.

🔻 To find the LIFT, you need to create space.  You do that with a combination of a rounded spine : protracted scapula (shoulder blades away from midline) + scooped belly (uddiyana bandha).

🔻 Additionally, you have to create a strong compression.  What that means is pulling your thighs to your chest & your heels to your buttocks... and holding it!

🔻 Got it?  Now do it - over & over!! 

 

✔️ PROPS + MODS for better access :

 
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1/  Use a STRAP to hold your thighs to your chest (check my story for how to use this prop).

2/  BLOCKS help to create more space for lifting the legs off the mat.

3/  Crossing your ankles can assist with the lift.  Focus on just lifting the bottom leg & the top will come with it!

4/  An alternate to lifting both legs is to practice 1 at a time.

5/  Take the pose to your back to practice the technique with less work.  You can also roll all the way to your shoulders for a little more challenge.

 

✔️ VARIANTS :

 
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I offer a variety of options for playing with this shape, including : hopper, lotus, & crow legs.

 

Let me know how it goes! 🔸Be creative, be agile, have fun!

Peace❤️