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Season 2 - Episode 10

Revolved Triangle Pose

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Rosemary, with the help of Amy, looks at Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)—verbal cues, fundamental alignment, and hands-on adjustments.
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Nov 02, 2018
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We are going to take a look at twisting triangle. Thank you so much, Amy. There's a lot going on in this pose. So let's break it down slowly, steadily. All right, so I'm going to have you take your left foot forward. And take your time coming into it. Nice. Yes. Okay, let's look at the foundation first. Amy has her back heel, back foot, very firmly rooted. It's very common in this pose to let that heel kind of splay up and the back leg fall asleep. Right. If you see that you can send a verbal cue, root or anchor your back heel and wake up the back leg. All right. We also see again, these incredibly neutral hips, also uncommon in this pose. So if we see the hips playing out of alignment, very similar to your pyramid adjustment, you'll brace your body outside of their hips, left hand to left hip, right hand to right hip. As you're moving your hands, you can verbally cue drop your outer left hip down and lift your outer right hip up and back. Nice. Yeah, then you see the sacrum come into balance. Amy has her shoulders down her back, right spacious through the neck. So for the big grand finale assist, I'm going to take my left leg outside of her hip, my left hand to her outer left hip, right hand to her right shoulder, and then I'm creating some space some opening.

So the left hip is drawing back towards her back heel, and the shoulders rolling open. Yeah. Looks like that. Yeah. Good, beautiful. So there's a lengthening and a simultaneous rolling open. I'm going to keep my hand under her hip and gently release her shoulders, little added bonus, right hand to her right rib cage to send it down. And then if I feel that she's stable through her feet, I can take my left hand or rib cage, roll it open, just to add a little more opening. To ease out of it, I'm placing my left hand or sacrum, making sure that she has her balance as I draw my body away, and then just gently release. Take your time, Amy, however you want to come out of the pose. Good. And then slowly roll up. Nice. Thank you.

So similar to Half Moon, there's a very sweet spot with the balance there with your leg bracing and the rest of the body opening. So play with a lot a little bit, see if you can find a steadiness for your student and enjoy.


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