LEAD WITH THE HEAD
A pattern beautifully taught by @johnscottyoga among others, I think of it like this: When you fill a container with water, you start at the bottom. And when you empty the container, you start at the top.
Breathing can be thought of in much the same way, with your body as the container – your head at the top and your pelvis, the bottom. So when you exhale, imagine pouring out the breath from the top of your head and when you inhale, fill from the pelvis up.
Find this pattern in trikonasana (triangle pose):
1️⃣ INHALE and step your feet apart and turn the right foot out.
2️⃣ EXHALE and lead with the head as you fold to pick up your toe. Complete the exhale.
3️⃣ INHALE dynamically from that bottom place, extending outward and up, with the head and gaze, last.
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📷 by @meghanreuck -
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