Stirred-up pose

BENEFITS:

Mechanic:

this pose is a deep hip opener, creating a compression in the area, there is also a decompression of the lower back and it targets the hamstrings.

Energetic:

targets the Urinary Bladder – Kidney meridians.

Mind/emotions:

enhances endurance.

CONTRADICTIONS:

Be cautious in case of hips injury and sensitive sacro-iliac joint.

HELP & PROPS:

Using a belt might be a good idea if the hands cannot reach the feet comfortably. Placing a support under the sacrum might help to stabilize the pose.

TIME RECOMMENDED:

Three to five minutes.

RELEASING THE POSE:

Release the grip of your hands and release the legs to lay back in Savasana. An option is to keep both knees bent for few breaths (cradle) before releasing into Savasana.

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

Changing the orientation of the femur will affect the intensity of the compression on the hips and tension in the hamstrings.

 

 

 

 

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

with-yinyoga.com