Open the Hips and Explore Backbends

September 29, 2014    BY Tanya Boigenzahn

This dynamic practice will focus on preparing the body for the apex pose, eka pada rajakapotasana, or one-legged king pigeon—a pose that is somewhat challenging, as it requires external and internal hip rotation, shoulder and arm extension, and a deep backbend. This sequence serves to isolate these parts of the body and eventually put them together for the full expression of the posture. Be sure to take your time, even stop and rest if the practice becomes too challenging; and remember, you can always revisit this practice later!

Props: strap, optional blanket

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Tanya Boigenzahn
E-RYT 500, RTT, CHTP, AYS & Reiki Master,Tanya Boigenzahn is honored to share her life in the pursuit of health and wellness for all beings. She is the founder of Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness, empowering people with authentic and time-tested tools and teachings to help reach their highest potential. She is a senior certified ParaYoga teacher and initiate of the Himalayan Tradition. Earning her credentials as an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist through HI’s program, she is also an instructor... Read more>>

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