🎡📆🎁Day 2️⃣3️⃣ of #AYearOfYoga2018 🔀 #Krounchasana 🎁📆🎡
Krounchasana is an excuse to continue to develop more hamstring flexibility
this year and keep working at it. We’ve done this pose in other challenges before so you know you can modify the Half Hero leg and fold it whichever way works best for your knee/ankle (or place a block under the butt to relieve the pressure at the lower joints and start to introduce the movement). Concentrate on straightening your back first, THEN work on the leg extension. Especially if this is a challenging stretch, set your ego aside (it’s never a good companion!), get creative and use props like a wall or strap to help you complete the pose with more ease, while the spine is always erect. Drop the shoulders down, straighten the low back and pin the hips into the floor, before pulling the leg closer to the chest/face. Let the leg come to you, NOT the other way around (recipe to back hunching!). Project through the crown of the head and, if you’re completing the pose, wrap around the wrist whose leg is in the air. Straighten those hamstrings even more and breathe a few times. Make sure the shoulders and hips are squared, facing the upper leg and not opening sideways into an angle. Check out @yogawithaislinn, @rachely.wang and @gmcyoga for alternatives and further explanations. More insights on the comparison post tomorrow too!! #Keeppracticing, you got this! Mat by @livesankalpa. For translation in Korean follow and check out daily: @cyogalab.korean.