🏆🏄♀️🌟 Day 2️⃣4️⃣ of #WinnerInnerBalance with @cyogalab ➡️ #Navasana variation in #Kurmasana 🌟🏄♀️🏆In my experience teaching #TittibhasanaA, the most common issue preventing students from lifting is a lack of hip flexor engagement/strength. This posture is a great way to work on that element minus the strain on your wrists + upper body activation.
Warm up your hip flexors in poses like #lolasana prep, #navasana and almost any reclined core work, in addition to stretching out your adductors and trying a few #binds working shoulder behind knee. Start seated, and begin to work one leg at a time as high up the same-side arm as possible just like in #CompassPose. If you find you topple over right away, try setting up with your back to a wall. Once the first leg is up, press your leg into your arm and your arm back into your leg, repeating the process on your second side. Once your legs are secure, try to straighten your spine as you engage all the way out through your toes.
Don’t worry about the knees staying bent for the time being. Keep coming back to this pose, and, over time, you’ll notice that it’s much more manageable to iron out the bend in your knees. Once your legs are straight and well above your elbows, you’ll be in good shape to rock whatever variation #BabyTittibhasanaA you’d like!
📸 : @kerryjones12