Friday asana aid: Parsvottanasana
Prepare yourselves for a big shocker:
We’re about to talk about an Ashtanga pose I like. Well, almost like. Don’t despise. Hate as little as any other.
OK, the shocker sort of went out the “qualification window” there. But nonetheless, Parsvottanasana is a pose that makes sense to me, one in which the benefits are fairly clear. It is one that I think is doing me some good.
That doesn’t mean I’m doing it correctly. But maybe mostly so. So here’s help for me, and maybe for you. First up, David Garrigues (and, yes, I’m going to keep it safe with some teachers I think I know well enough to trust):
From Yogaglo (I’m counting on Yogaglo here):
Chris Croft (you have to skip ahead a bit):
And finally, one I do not endorse in any way, shape or form — well, except for the music. This seems like the most dramatic yoga sequence ever! (And, actually, at its root — taking away all the curvy, bendy stuff — it isn’t entirely divorced from something you might find in Tim Miller’s improv class. I repeat, though, that’s if you take away all the stuff that is totally “not correct!”)
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