Week 25 : Year 2 : TriYogaSchool
We made it! This is our final week of June & we have arrived at our peak pose : Parsva Bakasana or Side Crow Pose
🔻 Remember all those twists this month? We need them! The deeper your twist, the more able you are to utilize arm to leg leverage to LIFT!
🔻 And all that core work? We need it too! Arm balances are big core burners!
🔻 From a low squat, twist to the right & wedge your upper left arm against your outer right thigh. Try to get the arm midway between knee & hip, if possible. Place your hands on the mat shoulder distance apart.
🔻 Squeeze your legs together, pull your belly back, & keep your legs drawing in toward your side body. Do this now & FOREVER - noodle legs mean NO lift!
🔻 The only thing left to do is LEAN! Come into a #chaturanga shape in your arms. As you lean over, your feet will lift off the mat. Keep the legs & core super active!
🔻 Got it? Now do it on the other side!
✔️ PROPS for better access = the BLOCK :
1/ BLOCK under head :: Afraid of a face plant? Reach your forehead to a block — make sure to place the block WAY out so you have to lean to get there!
2/ BLOCKS under shoulders :: A wonderful way to provide support for the upper body so you can work on the strength to hold the pose independently. Engage your core & legs like MAD!
3/ BLOCK as launching pad :: Sometimes all you need is a little stepladder! See the steps on the right side of the slide.
✔️ VARIANTS :
I offer a variety of options for playing with this shape, including : epk, funky arms + legs, eagle legs, & extended legs. Come up with some of your own & then show them to us!!
Let me know how it goes! 🔸Be creative, be agile, have fun!