An open canvas for her to draw
A silhouette of a girl that’s lost
The years have gone
Yet forward she comes
Stepping off the canvas
To draw her new found one
There is so much green after a storm . . .
🌷🎯📝 Day 2️⃣3️⃣ of #YogaFeels
‘Flipping the grip’ in these kind of backbends is a big deal. For most people is not an easy shoulder rotation so it takes time to develop the flexibility necessary. If you’re on that boat, #practice
it with a strap and make the loop a bit smaller, month after month. Once you’re in the pose itself, breathe fully with the intention of releasing whatever tensions you hold in the chest and upper back areas. For most of us, getting into it, or completing the maneuver, is the toughest part but, once you're there, it feels more comfortable. Avoid overusing the shoulder by inviting the spine and back thigh to work/stretch more. As in yesterday’s pose, it took me a long time (few years) to hold the back foot with both hands and, soon after I did, I started to concentrate on the ‘flaws’ I could see instead of acknowledging the effort put or feeling grateful for another day of practice. Once you jump on that train, it’ll only lead to unhappiness because there’s ALWAYS something you could do better, arch deeper, extend further, etc. Today, whether you need a strap, and regardless how ‘good’ you think you do this pose, appreciate the commitment and be thankful (send extra ‘thankfulness’ and love to the side that won’t feel that open!) so we can #keeppracticing
together. Time to unroll that mat and get to it! Feel free to share your main difficulties in this one and how it’s going for you...
For daily modifications, visit Aislinn @yogawithaislinn
and Rachel @rachely.wang.
Visit cyogalife.com for my full workshop schedule or to practice at home with Online Classes. #keeppracticing