I’ve been working on a very deep alignment book for the last eight years of my life.
That’s why I thought I’d share some of the insights in hopes that it helps you achieve the feeling of freedom and openness in your yoga poses that we al love. Specially we want you to learn in this post how to stretch your adductors
This brief post illustrates the difference between side, bending at the spine and side, tilting at the pelvis to create a stretch on the medial side body muscles, namely, the adductors (we call this a medial side-body stretch.)
What you’ll notice is that in poses like triangle and side angle, most people’s consciousness is about getting the bottom hand to the floor. You’ll see that by making this the priority, they actually create less stretch on the inner adductors. This sinking down action adds slack on the front inner leg muscles. 🤙🏼
As well, in an effort to get the bottom hand to the floor, people end up ✨side-bending✨ at the waist versus ✨side-tilting✨ at the pelvis.
It takes training to learn how to create this pelvic movement, but in a broad brush stroke, you can see it in this video.
Mainly, as you will see, we need to ✨change the angle of the sacrum relative to the floor ✨as we side-tilt the pelvis. I’ve watched literally hundreds of thousands of people do this pose and the vast majority are just bending at the waist and the pelvis is not moving.
Let me know if this video makes this more clear. If you have any questions, let me know. I love talking about this stuff.
I can’t wait for this book to come out. Our Align Your Yoga course is online as a self guided course that you can do anytime. This book should be out by February by the way.
Yoga is the greatest gift, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Good luck on your journey.