Practice with Patricia: Cobra and Locust Sequence
Patricia Sullivan

Watch this Practice
Bridge: spine is going into extension. So taking pelvis into a posterior tilt - bring lumbar somewhat in flexion just the opposite of biomechanically what we want in a back bend. Never understood this cue in bridge - they do in Pilates as well, makes no sense
You actually won't be able to keep the spine in flexion in bridge (or cobra); the cue is to create a counter balance to the extension since most people over-extend at L-5/S-1, and/or other lumbar vertebrae junctions often causing lower back pain, or exacerbating already existing pain. By resisting the extension space is created along the front of the spine so the back bend isn't too deep. In my classes I encourage people who feel easy with a deeper extension to let go of that resistance. Hope this helps.
p.s. - I've had dozens of people thank me for teaching this way as it's allowed them to do a pose which they've tended to avoid because it generally causes lasting pain.
1 person likes this.
Patricia - hello! I am living on the Pine Ridge reservation, working as a Women's Health NP - so grateful to have this opportunity to practice with you. Golden! Thank you
Sounds like awesome service Sarah. Thank you for practicing with me and tuning in to Yoga Anytime. Love, P
1 person likes this.
Always a pleasure to deepen with you in practice...tasting the rasa!
Thanks for touching in Victoria. I'm glad you're tasting that rasa. Love
1 person likes this.
Loved this sequence Patricia...felt so much more grounded after the first side stretch!
Hi there Patricia, So nice to hear this from you! I lost my password so had to deal with that before responding to you, silly me. Thank you for practicing with me and for taking the time to comment. Much Love, P
2 people like this.
I'm doing this one every day right now because each new listening brings in fresh details, tiny tips from Patricia that escaped me the first few times around.  Love it.
11-20 of 24

You need to be a subscriber to post a comment.

Please Log In or Create an Account to start your free trial.