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January 2, 2014
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March 31, 2014
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November Pose: Parivrtta Trikonasana
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September 2, 2014
A great foundational pose to receive the benefits of lubricating the spine and detoxing the organs.
begin in a seated position with legs extended forward.
bend both knees slightly, crossing your left leg underneath placing the left foot on the floor to the outside of your right hip.
take right foot and cross over the left knee, which is now in the center of your mat, placing your foot flat on the ground.
using bandhas and a deep inhale, begin to extend your spine upward as you twist towards the right.
once you are open enough to twist the left shoulder all the way to the outside of the right knee, you can reach down for the right foot with your hand to bind.
right hand reaches around your back to take the right thigh.
do not hold your breath while twisting.
turn the head to the right to follow the direction of the twist working to keep the crown of your head pointed upward and chin level (not lifted).
Helpful hint: point your toes on the underneath leg, don't bind until shoulder is past knee just keep working on breathing and finding more space.Variations: binding between the upper leg and reaching hand back to get hands together, sit on a blanket to help open the hips if they are tight.Beginner variation: keep bottom leg straight to help with squaring hips and keeping pelvis stable and level.