It is the first Tuesday class after being on vacation. Yippee.
Another question on the junior 2 syllabus, write a sequence that develops arm balances.
By the way, the sequence I taught for Anna’s class went really well for padmasana. A couple of her students got into the pose for the very first time.
Here is sequence that develops Arm balances. ( Also as test prep, I’m also putting conditions that might need modification below, though not the exact modification)
I am picking Dwi Hasta Bhujasana as the target pose, but I do think we’ll be prepped enough with all the groin opening and calf mashing for Tolasana to go well also, and those are the arm balances on my syllabus.
Arm balances need open groins, engaged abds, strong arms, and a good sense of humor and an ability not to get frustrated with not having immediate success.
Also, a new student Pria was asking about tight hamstrings so it will be a good time to also get at the hamstring groin connection.
Adho Mukha Virasana with thighs belted,
Parsva Adho Mukha Virasana
Adho Mukha Virasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana without Support
Uttanasana working on not hitting calves back
Utthita hasta Padangushtasana
Marichyasana I, twist only
Eka Hasta Bhujasana
Dwi Hasta Bhujasana
Eka Pada Sarvangasana
Modifications to think about. Knee pain in virasana, Bk or padmasana folding. Ask about low back and sacrum. There are a couple of wrist issues in class, I’m bringing a few new props to play. with, Arm balances and abs not good for menstruation or pregnancy. Shoulder issues in Eka Hasta and Dwi Hasta possible depending on who shows up. .
Posted 4 hours ago by Anne-Marie Schultz