Revolved Head To Knee Pose – Yoga Therapy Version was written on a day I felt like experimenting….sometimes I get into a playful mood about being so tight ~ sitting, driving, walking…feel a bit seized up here: Quadratus Lumborum – the QL – the hip hikers that never quit….so I try to mix in some inspiration from my trusty yoga props and get going to explore the terrain of the side waist. Here is a fun pose to try. One of the articles that I incorporated was a study of how to use the feet in asana by one of my teachers – this is why I have used the block on my extended foot – to keep doing the work in the feet and explore how that translated to working the hips
Revolved Head To Knee Pose Rana Waxman A
Revolved Head To Knee Pose – Yoga Therapy Version –
parivrtta = revolved
janu = knee
sirsa = head
I found using a strap and block made me really have to do the work of grounding the femurs, engaging my glutes and lifting through the spine to get the side bend.
Sometimes less is more
Stretches the spine, shoulders, and hamstrings
Stimulates abdominal organs such as the liver and kidneys
Tip- Before you work at a long hold, experiment with getting just the right amount of real rotation in the mid back….When you release, loosen anything that is straight and neutralize (center) the torso before moving to next side
Feet First: Yoga Therapy Tip Basic
Let’s face it – our feet take a beating in daily life, whether it is the shoes we wear, the activities we do, or the way we stand, the feet are our foundations. If you already have a pre-existing condition, then you can use Yoga Therapy to strengthen and even prevent further damage to your feet as well as learn to stand using better posture. It is always good to know, who you are and what you bring to asana. Sometimes cues are for the general public. I have found, through years of practice, that my bunions have gone from pain level 10+ to almost no pain ever (with the exception of walking in some shoes for prolonged periods). However, I have to do a lot of work in my feet especially in standing poses. Great read on bunions by one of my teachers, Doug Keller
Yesterday at a client’s house, we didn’t have a tennis ball but they had some small 3 pound weights which we used to
-roll the feet over as a little preliminary massage before
-some ankle rolls
– toe tractions.
Don’t wait for your next pedicure to take care of your feet from the inside out. Try to distribute your weight on your feet (not so easy). And don’t forget, the feet communicate with your calves so don’t expect to get tension out of the calves without working the tootsies…For more tips contact me
foot circles, rolling over a tennis ball, massage, however you can simple warm-ups for feet pretty essential for anything yoga or otherwise
cooler weather means different foot gear; you can use a tennis ball to massage feet as a treat on its own to neutralize the effects of footwear or to limber up before yoga asana
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Did you know that with wearing flip flops the lack of stability distributes your body weight unevenly, puts more pressure on your spine?
Upright movement depends on our feet – foot circles can restore ankle flexibility.