Sunday, April 21, 2013
The vinyasa of urdhva mukha paschimottanasana
From picture 1, one moves to picture 2 with an inhaling. From picture 2 to picture 3 one moves with an exhaling.
The goal is it to keep the legs straight. This is not so easy. I found out that one needs a lot of swing to come up. The toes do the work and the breath. One must balance a bit, yet it's doable. The position of the head and the feet can help, too. I stretch the feet upwards and I look upwards. Bandhas are engaged.
To have it easier one can try it first on a blanket.
There are more vinyasa in primary than jumping forward and backwards.
My insight: when I need so much force to come up here, I need much more force to stand up from urdhva dhanurasana.