#shiftyourpractice day 28! And we’re dancing!! In many spiritual traditions, dancing is a way to become one with the divine. Let’s make like Shiva and shake it up!
Check out @rima_danielle for instructions on #natarajasana, @yinandjuice for flipping the grip, and @girlintheraw @mindyvegan for their inspiring photos!
💃I’m demoing an awesome way to build the strength, flexibility, and balance for flipping the grip. Please try after thoroughly warming up the shoulders and psoas.
💃Loop a strap, belt, or tie around the foot and stand in a strong tadasana.
💃Shift weight into the standing leg, foot, and highly engage the arch of the foot, knee cap, and quadricep.
💃Lift the dancing foot toward the butt, gripping the strap with the corresponding hand. Choose how far away from the loop to grip the strap based on your flexibility in this pose.
💃Hug the elbow in tight to the side body, and as you lift the foot higher behind you, rotate the elbow upwards toward the head.
💃catch the strap with the opposite hand has well.
💃Keeping the hips square (knee pointed down) engage and lift the belly, squeeze the shoulder blades together, and externally rotate the arms to broaden the chest.
💃To build strength and flexibility, press the foot against the strap and pull the strap toward the head with the hands.
💃keep the drishti right in front of you and try not to hinge forward too much with the hips. You’re looking for strong, open shoulders, and an engaged core.
💃take five deep ujayi breaths, come out slowly the way you came, and repeat on the other side.
💃if you tend to fall forward in this variation, practice with the chest facing a wall.
This is our last standing pose 😿😿😿 have fun, be safe, and shine that beautiful heart!!!