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Season 5 - Episode 8

Parsva Upavistha Konasana

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Rosemary, with the help of Alana, looks at Upavistha Konasana (Seated Side Stretch 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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Mar 23, 2019
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So, we're taking Upavistha Konasana to the side, Alana, when you're ready, moving over to the left, right, similar adjustment to Reverse Warrior to help create length through that side body. So we want to root down through that right hip, roll the thigh open and then deepen the opening of the upper body. I'm staying behind her, bracing myself with my right leg, taking my right hand to her inner upper thigh and just kind of rolling back and down, that same action. And then I'm taking my left forearm to her outer rib cage and I'm kind of drawing up and over and also slightly rolling her back to help facilitate the rolling open of her torso, okay? And if I feel that's pretty supple, then I release the forearm and take my hand to her rib cage again, gently drawing back and rolling up and deeper into the opening, good.

My hand on her thigh stays there as I release her rib cage and then just gently ease away, letting her leg go as well. Thank you, Alana, gorgeous. Really delicious adjustment for your students. Play with that, see how it feels, namaste.


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