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I am showing you 2 variations of tiger pose Bound Tiger& Tiger Pose by @hana_bladh
1.Bound Tiger Bound Tiger is the more classic variation. It stretches out your ankle and quadriceps. This variation is similar to Dancer Pose, but on your knees.
Start with table pose, Try using a strap to help you grab your foot. This will also provide more length for your spine and avoid that crunchy feeling.
Keep your knee pressing in to your midline and pull your stomach in to support your spine as you deepen your backbend. After a while perhaps you start to look up, testing your balance.
2.King Tiger, with its overhead toe grab, is the deepest and most difficult variation. It rotates your shoulder for a deeper chest opener and backbend. This is very challenging, so don’t be upset if you’re not there yet.
There are various ways to help the toe grab happen using the wall, a strap (as I did), or a fancy elbow-wrist twist. However, all of them require you to have a warm and supple spine, and open shoulders and chest, so work those areas first. It’s about the journey, not the destination, after all.
Never force an overhead toe grab in any of your postures, as over extending your spine can lead to a back injury quickly.
Think strength and flexibility in equal parts for your whole practice. If you are very flexible, work more on building strength, Check the beautiful @stefyoga23_4 and @tizzy_yoga for their variation💗
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