👶🍭🍼 Day 1️⃣8️⃣ of #DontCallMeBaby with @cyogalab ➡️ #Vertical #Splits Twist in Asymmetrical #ForearmBalance or #ParsvaUrdhvaPrasaritaEkaPadasana in #PinchaMayurasana variant 🍼🍭👶 Except for the Twisting Scissors day, we haven’t covered much twists so, these following 3 days are all about that. Don’t be fooled thinking they’re easier than Lotus, Garudasana or Transversal Splits. Often times people find them harder to balance because the spinal rotation makes the hips turn too and, where the hips go, everything goes. That circumference (navel-sacrum-navel) determines your position upside down. A few degrees more to the right/left and your #inversion will be crooked (or you’ll fall), a little too much anterior or posterior tilt and you’ll fall into the wall or back where you came from. Twisting the hips is like walking on the edge of a knife when it comes to balancing. It can also affect the shoulder foundation, after all, the body is intricately connected so, if your torso is turning, chances are the shoulders will too (unless you stay really focused and keep pressing into the floor to avoid it, which is what you should do!). If this ‘asymmetrical’ version is over the top, feel free to practice regular Pincha and, after some warm up, start to turn the body, keeping one leg projecting towards the ceiling as the other lowers to the opposite elbow (or hand, like I’m doing in the pic). When you do it at the wall, keep the contact heel-wall and don’t lose it, regardless how low the other leg gets. Lift that one back up and repeat on the other side. The #Splits will help you and you’ll likely twist better/easier than if you were just turning the body with both legs reaching up (tomorrow’s pose, hence the reason why I placed this one before). More ideas coming up, to be sure, so we can keep working at this!!! Stay tuned!
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