Would like to do more of this please... - It’s been a quiet week fitness wise, however I did manage to get back to both a hoop class and yoga at my local gym so I’m mixing things up. - Excited to get my weekends back soon, and very much looking forward to doing more aerial!
Hello guys! It’s day 2 of #balanceandbreathe and today we bring you 🥁 twisted lunge! I like bringing this lower to the ground but you always have the option of lifting up higher. I actually hated twisted lunge for a loooong time because it made me feel like I couldn’t breathe! And I didn’t do a variation with a brick under the planted hand here to demo but remember that option will give you more opportunity to find SPACE and BREATHE which always always always comes before how ‘deep’ we go into a pose. Remember, it’s sensation we want. And if you can find that without having to move super deep into a pose then that’s no bad thing. It just means you can begin deeper levels of work much more easily! I have sown a few variations here. One with the knee lifted - in this version you want to make sure that back leg is energised and try hug the knee up towards the thigh (ALWAYS PROTECT THE KNEES). You don’t need to fully raise the top arm in the air. You can rest it on your hip or round your back - it’s just an extension point of the asana and eventually helps guide the gaze point upwards, so don’t get too hung up on it. And feel free to keep the face lower or straight out in front. Try playing with it and see how it effects your balance! We can always keep our knee on the ground - this is my preferred variation - (swipe) if we find we keep losing balance. It allows you to focus on your rotation without the added balance element -you can play with lifting and lowering the knee once you have your rotation and remember you can put padding underneath the knee to cushion it! Finally I have shown a variation that I just love (swipe again) which involves a front thigh stretch - you could use a belt to help with the reach towards the foot for this one but I would suggest only doing it once you are really comfortable in a twisted lunge. The idea is to gently draw the foot towards the back of the thigh but if you feel any cramping or knee pain just slowly slowly ease out of it. It isn’t a necessity. Just a good stretch if it’s available to you 💕! Happy yoging everyone! Remember to tag hosts and sponsors so we can see your posts (see comments) xxx
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