Cat Valadez, E-RYT200 on Instagram: “Happy Monday! Continuing the discussion over #pinchamayurasana prep poses for the #overachieversguidetoyoga, focusing on the foundation here. Many of you asked for a breakdown of #dolphinpose so here's one essential aspect: your base! . Makes sense that this is a prep for #forearmbalance right? The big NO is mainly not keeping the elbows shoulder distance apart. You can see the YES photos show the correct alignment, although in my body my elbows are..."
This might be the second in a looong series of the #overachieversguidetoyoga posts covering #pinchamayurasana! I got a lot of requests from my last guide post, asking for how to work toward #pincha if you're not kicking up against a wall just yet. So here goes! . 1) Sit with feel flat to the wall. 2) Mark where hands are alongside the hips and turn around to place elbows shoulder distance apart where fingertips were 3) From dolphin pose (forearms down/parallel, hips lifted), step one foot up
Where my #pincha people at?! The #overachieversguidetoyoga on #pinchamayurasana prep continues! . So, you get up on that wall with your feet hip height and you're breathing and hanging on, keeping the shoulders solid and trying to keep them open (shoulders over elbows). Starting to lift a leg, things can change! If you're tight in the shoulders or have trouble keeping your chest pointing toward the wall, you will need to focus on getting that alignment as the body becomes stronger and…
O Pincha! My Pincha! Day 9 of #honorwinterheat is #forearmbalance or #pinchamayurasana. I haven't quite gotten this yet but I've been practicing by wedging myself into this mini hallway tapping each side until I find the proper alignment (heels over hips over rib cabe over shoulders over forearms) and then -- trying! -- to actually stay there. Whew. It's a doozie for sure but getting easier every time. // @honoryogaprinceton @cathymadeo @kfann7 for more