Keeping in theme with the bums up postures, here’s another one.
“Pull on your heels and lift your hips until your thighs are perpendicular to the floor…” is just a nice way to say “stick your bum up!”
OK so there’s a bit more to it than that. This posture actually is one of my favourites because it too pulls on and stretches all the muscles in my back under the scapula and these days, it’s pulling on the muscles in the mid back and lower back too which feels awesome!
I still need to work on “rounding” my back and keeping my arms straight but for the purposes of a feel good stretch, it does the job.
It’s a shame that it occurs so late in the series. On a sleepy day, this is when I actually wake up but by this point, the class is almost over!
A lot of people hate this posture (like Tony). Sure it’s uncomfortable and hard to breathe when you’re in it but the reward to effort ratio is so good that I can’t work out why they don’t like it.
Here’s our progress. Unfortunately we didn’t take pictures when we first started but following is an honest estimate of where we started (pictures on the top) vs where we are now (pictures on the bottom).
Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose)