Friday asana aide: Bhujapidasana
Last week’s comparison of different video instructions on Kapotasana, besides generating discussion about whether that pose should be “dreaded” (I’ve since seen it described that way again), also generated some inbox “thanks” from people who appreciated the side-by-side.
Well, don’t say we don’t listen.
I’m going to try to do an every Friday feature on one pose. Let us know how it works for you — and if there are poses you would like to see dissected by different teachers.
This week we are going with Bhujapidasana, mainly because David Garrigues posted a new “asana kitchen” on it.
The link to that is right here. Here’s a little of David’s description:
2) Foundation: hands, arms, shoulders
3) Before establishing your foundation attempt to slot the legs as high up the upper arm bones as possible
4) You can do this by jumping the legs outside the arms and walking the feet forward. Then keep the head down and straighten the legs as much as possible placing either hand (the web space between the thumb and index finger) on your achilles tendon at the back of the ankle.
And his video:
Here are a few more videos. First, Maria Villella:
Next, Kino MacGregor:
A less-viewed one by Michelle Rubin: