Shoelace pose

BENEFITS:

Mechanic:

the Shoelace pose allow a nice internal rotation of the femur bones. The pose will create compression in the hips joint. Targeting the Gluteal group of muscles. As we lean forward decompression of the spine is taking place, increasing the Gluts and Erectors Spinae stimulation.

Energetic:

targets mainly the Gall Bladder channel and urinary-Bladder channels.

Mind/emotions:

energizing.

CONTRADICTIONS:

This pose can be challenging on the hips joint,and maybe the lower back as we lean forward.

HELP & PROPS:

Changing the height of the pelvis will decrease the stimulation, if coming into the pose is too challenging just open your knee to the side this will allow you to come into the lose shoelace much easier for most people. if there is too much tension in the back, keeping the back in upright position is perfectly valid.

TIME RECOMMENDED:

Three to five minutes.

RELEASING THE POSE:

Gently bring yourself up in seated position, then lean back elbows on the floor first, uncrossing the legs ready for Shavasana.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

Before leaning forward completely bring both hands on the floor and lift the pelvis from the feet, this will allow you to tighten your shoelace to give you greater stability.

 

 

 

 

Huge inspiration in preparing yin yoga descriptions was Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier website:

with-yinyoga.com