⚖️👑🤸🏻♀️ Day 2️⃣1️⃣ of #BalanceKingdom with @cyogalab ↪️ Vertical #Splits variant or #BaddhaUrdhvaPrasaritaEkaPadasana 🤸🏻♀️👑⚖️ This is a perfect example where flexibility and balance are intimately connected and one greatly affects the other. Your main goal should be to be able to balance on one leg as the other projects vertically, for as long as possible so, if you need to loosen up the arm grip, use a strap, rest one hand on the floor or lean against a wall, you should do it. We’ll polish things once we can stay for more than 5 seconds. The leg extension happens gradually, keep projecting through the upper one while pushing through the base heel, straightening its knee more and more. You’ll likely feel the balancing line is further ‘over’ than anticipated, so that means you’ll have to lean forward more, ‘risk’ it, if you will, just to realize you’re on the right spot. Engage the lower back and pull the abdomen in to lift the leg effortlessly. Lengthen the neck and allow the head to hang a bit. Visualize a straight line, from the upper toes to the base heel, even if that doesn’t happen entirely. Be patient, breathe calmly and go slow, so you can feel any weight shift or if you’re about to lose it. If you do, unwrap the arms quickly and drop the upper leg, trust me, you’ll have ‘cat like’ reflexes and will fall safely!! This is pretty exhilarating and interesting pose as it forces attention inwards. Have a wonderful practice and let’s see where we can get!! As usual, more ideas and info in tomorrow’ video, watch out for it!!
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