Monday, October 17, 2016

"Pie in the Sky" Yogini: Flying Split Using the Wall!

Try this fun pose using the wall - Flying Split or better known as Eka Pada Koundinyasana. First, make sure you prepare your body with hamstring and hip openers. When you are ready find a wall where two corners meet. Come to your hands and knees facing the center of the room so that one wall is behind you and the other to the side of you. Position yourself so you can fully extend one leg to the wall behind you and the other to the wall to the side of you coming to a low lunge position. Walk your front foot wider to the edge of your mat so you can come to a wide low lunge with both hands to the inside of your front foot. Next, walk your back knee back until you can touch the back wall with the ball of your back foot. Bend your elbows as you would for chaturanga - melt your heart towards the earth and lift up your front foot and press it to the wall beside you while pressing the sole of the back foot completely against the wall behind you. If you want extra support for the chest area, place a block beneath the sternum.

Om~ Mary Jane -

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