There are other ways to come into #wildthing besides flipping your dog! For example, this transition from a seated twist to wild thing from Janice Quirt (demonstrated by @andreakillam): Begin seated with your right leg extended and the sole of your left foot on the floor, left heel in line with your left sitting bone and about a hand’s length away from it (or more, if necessary). On an inhale, place your right hand to the outside of your left knee or wrap your right arm around your left leg, catching the knee in the crook of the right elbow, and lengthen through your spine. On an exhale, twist to the left.
Your left hand can be placed six inches or so behind your left hip with fingertips pointing away from your body or your left arm can extend out at shoulder height (as shown). Stay for five breaths. On the last exhale, release your right hand or right arm and turn to face the front, but keep your legs as they are.
Let your right leg turn out and root the outer edge of your right foot into the ground. Place your right hand about a foot behind and slightly to the right of your right hip, fingertips pointing away from your body.
On an inhale, root down through the ball of your left foot (your left heel may come off the floor) and lift your hips straight-up as you reach your left arm up and overhead, palm facing down, to come into wild thing. Direct the heart to face up to the ceiling. Hold for five breaths, and then lower the hips back to the ground. Repeat on the other side.
#yogatransitions #seatedtwist #chamatkarasana #backbends