Day 4 of #theSpiceMustFlow
is Prasarita Padottanasana to Ardha Pincha Mayurasana to Ardha Eka Pada #Bakasana,
or wide leg forward fold➡half forearm stand➡half one legged crow. Let's face it, #inversions
are challenging. And when practicing asymmetrical inversions it takes considerable #compassion
for yourself in yielding to the process. The evolutionary biologist Stephen J. Gould coined the idea of punctuated #equilibrium.
It states that while #growth
occurs, it comes in sudden spurts and stops for periods of time. We can certainly say for ourselves that we have had long periods where the practice seems to plateau and many barriers appear out of nowhere. But with #persistance
in practice those road blocks fade away with #time.
Great increases in #strength, #stamina,
suddenly emerge from the void.
**Tap on the video to listen for cues.*
Inhale, lean forward and grip with the fingertips. Exhale and lift off. As the knee is brought to the triceps feel the engagement of the lower abdominopelvic region with a slight tuck to the tail. To go back up use the top leg as if reaching for the horizon.
When a #scientific
approach based on #kinesiology
is applied to #Yoga
practice these gaps between growth become less frequent. Care must be given to order #asana
practice in a way that balances not only right and left sides but also top and bottom. Overworking any one muscle group leads to the point of muscle failure. Risks for potential injury are high due to fatigue from repetitive overuse. The goal of Yoga is to silence the fluctuations of the mind to create effortless states of #meditation.
Allow any pursuit whether it be physical, #mental
to be rooted in #mindfulness
a place of non-judgment, and of ultimate compassion! 💥☇🔥
🔥 #Empower🔥 #Transform🔥 #Ignite🔥