I’m demoing two fabulous ways to utilize the couch today for Forearm #Scorpion: facing it and facing away from it. They don't feel the same AT ALL so, if you’ve got enough energy today, I highly recommend you practice both. The first one, facing the sofa, is pretty straightforward, similar to using a wall, only better because you can ‘rest’ a bit the feet there, taking some of the weight off the back/upper body. The only issue is that you shouldn’t rely on it THAT much and ‘dump’ the legs so trustworthy. After all, you want to be able to do it alone one day so, lean in as little as needed, continue to slide the feet down, open the chest and arching the upper spine, look out and, in the last few breaths, try to catch your balance for a few moments without touching (if you fall over, the sofa will be there, so you're totally safe!). The second version is a personal favorite for a couple of reasons:
1️⃣ it makes you work on your balancing skills a lot more, hence making it a more realistic scenario,
2️⃣ it encourages and reminds us to continue to sink the chest, pressing with the low ribs into the cushion, as the legs extend overhead, then bend towards the crown.
It’s a very complete and realistic simulation of the real life case. Finding the right distance might take a couple of tries (too close and you won’t have room to sink, too far and you’ll have no support), but it’s very much worth spending the extra time. Watch out if you inhale VERY strongly as the lungs can act as a huge balloon and push you off the sofa, it’s tricky and requires all your attention!! Go for it and best of luck!! For modifications and further explanations, check out @emma.rhiannon and @palomahuner
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