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Season 2 - Episode 5

Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

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Rosemary, with the help of Amy, looks at Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)—verbal cues, fundamental alignment, and hands-on adjustments to help deepen the experience of the posture.
What You'll Need: Partner, Mat

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Nov 02, 2018
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we are back with my dear friend Amy to look at triangle pose okay so as you're ready Amy come on into it beautiful all right so foundations of the posture we want the legs engaged if you see they're falling asleep a little you could say engage the quad muscles to lift the kneecaps we want that back heel anchored the hips and the torso rotating open the tailbone kind of energetically descending down towards the back heel if it's not you could take a couple fingers to the students sacrum and send it down towards that heel simultaneously saying send your tailbone towards your back heel good the shoulder blades down the back and the heart rolling open yes okay then a hands-on adjustment to either kind of open the pose if the torso is rolling collapsing forward or just to deepen the students experience of the pose I'm taking my left leg right behind the back of Amy's hip that's going to act as a brace to stabilize her then I'm taking my left hand up to the front and outer edge of her left hip and my right hand inside of her right shoulder okay then my left hand pulls back my right hand pulls back which will help to open the whole front body right another hands-on adjustment same stability with the back leg taking my left hand to the top of her rib cage and my right hand have come behind under her rib cage the left hand is rolling open and my right fingers are gently pressing forward right that helps to roll the whole torso up towards the sky facilitating the opening of the heart beautiful then as I ease out of it I like to take a couple fingers to her sacrum stabilizing her body as I move my leg away from her so that she has some stability before I completely release beautiful you can come out of it when you're ready all right it's a really delicious opening so play with that see how it feels for you for your students thank you Amy thank you


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