Happy Valentine's Day Sequence

February 13, 2016

Freeing the Pelvis and Ribcage in Twists

 

In this twisting practice, the goal is to elongate the trunk and spine so that the pelvis and rib cage can move freely with a certain amount of independence from each other. To help this happen, focus on folding cleanly at the hip crease without collapsing the chest and rounding the back, or without pushing the chest forward and gripping the back. In each of the asymmetrical pose--be they standing, seated or reclined--allow the pelvis and the chest to turn away from each other.

The Sequence:

Adho Mukha Sukhasana (Downward Facing Comfortable Pose)


Child’s Pose

 


Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose) ​



Uttanasana (Intense Stretch Pose)

 



Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)

 



Jathara Parivartanasana (Belly Turning Pose)

 



Supta Padangusthasana 1 (Reclined Big Toe Pose 1)

 



Supta Padangusthasana 2 (Reclined Big Toe Pose 2)

 


Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)

 



Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose)

 



Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)

 



Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)

 



Dandasana (Staff Pose)

 



Gomukhasana (Cow Face Pose)

 

 

(Half Lord of the Fishes Pose 1) sitting up on a block or blankets

 



Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)

 



Viparita Karani (Upside Down Pose) + Savasana-Relaxation

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

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