Basic Yoga Poses : Yoga: Resistance

Basic Yoga Poses : Yoga: Resistance


We’re continuing with the floor work, to get
us ready for Shivasina, which is our favorite pose. That will be in the next frame, so coming
out of bridge. We’re going to extend the legs, both to the floor, and then just draw the
knee into the chest. Let’s start with the right leg, clasping the hands around the top
of the shin, and get a nice extension through the left leg.It’s important to root down with
the calf. Keep the toes pointed upwards towards the sky, and the knee rotated towards the
ceiling, Very nice. Give me a yoga foot, if you would, Gentry, where we’re pointing the
foot, and flexing the toes. Very nice, and breathe. On your inhale, maybe resist the
shin into the hands.On your exhale, relax, and draw that knee a little bit closer to
the shoulder. Very nice, so a little resistance work here, inhaling and exhaling. Nice. Take
the knee out to the side, on an inhale, so you’re going to let go of the left hand, and
just draw it open with the right. Excellent, so get some rotation through the hip joint,
and then bring it back to center, inhaling, exhale. Let’s take it to the other side, so
crossing your right knee over to the left side, and switch hands, so you’re going to
bring the right arm out. Left hand on top of the right thigh. Nice spinal twist, but
it doesn’t have to go very far, and if you’d like, you could use a block underneath the
knee. I’m going to use my hand, so Gentry can bring it gently down. Bring the knee back
into the chest, and extend it to the floor. Repeat on the other side. Left knee into the
chest. Very good.