I would like to share some of my insights on yoga poses going forward. One yoga student to another, like sharing notes. A few tips and tricks that can modify or improve your practice.This pose is not a part of my regular practice sequence but I always wanted to do it. I have been struggling with this one for some time. I used to think it needs strength, but just like most of the things – what you see is not necessarily the whole truth. Slowly with daily practice as I developed a deeper twist, I realized its got more to do with shifting the weight forwards and letting your center of gravity shift subtly to keep you there.
Here’s how to get into this pose-
* Watch the video and notice how I come into a single leg squat.
* Then twist sideways planting the raised foot on the triceps of the same side’s hand. You have to start getting comfortable here . So if your foot slips or you can’t reach the arm, practice till you can stay here for five breaths.
* Then proceed with planting the hands down on the floor and slowly feeling the weight of the foot on the arm, engage the core and lean forwards so much that your feet comes off. Once you can do it practice staying there for five breaths to become stronger.
Twisted are posture are excellent components in your yoga practice. They literally squeeze the internal organs encouraging the visceral fat around them to be expelled. Of course you cannot straight jump into a pose like this. Keep working on your overall Yoga practice everyday improving a little bit every time. Gently encouraging and guiding your body into the pose. Always listening to your body and responding to pain or discomfort effectively.
Do try it out and let me know how it went. Also if you want me to attempt or breakdown any other asana for you let me know. Keep practicing. Signing out here.