Day 3 #invertyourvinyasa is chinstand to chaturanga. This is another fun transition you can weave right into your vinyasa! Swipe to see video of how you can build up into this transition. Special thanks to @madeline.plucinska one of our teachers @honoryogaprinceton for demo’ing scorpion chinstand🔥🙌. Check out today’s core drills @activateyourcore these drills are designed to help build strength toward learning these transitions. Also you can find a full length yoga tutorial on this transition on my IGTV channel.
Read on for chinstand tips:
🙌 chin stand is a backbend inversion, the back is in extension. From 3 legged down dog, shift forward and bend your arms, take care as you move your shoulders below your elbows to facilitate a deeper opening in your thoracic spine, resist dumping your weight into your shoulders. Hug your arms into your side body. Reach your chin to the ground by extending your neck. Use the strength of your glutes and back body to pull your legs up.
If you’re like me and you have limited mobility in your spine or you are new to this pose, try using blocks! Place your hands behind the blocks on medium height and land your shoulders on them, this will decrease the extension in your upper back, and also decrease the weight bearing on your neck and shoulders. It also makes balancing way more accessible. I like to bend my bottom leg knee into chest when bringing my legs up.
To come down, take your l-shape leg split flex your feet and land softly into chaturanga, from there take the rest of your vinyasa.
You are all doing so great 👏👏I see so many of you really enjoying these transitions! It makes me so happy to see us having a fun practicing together🙏💕
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