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By Ray Long

ISBN-10: 1607439433

ISBN-13: 9781607439431

Grasp the technology at the back of Vinyasa movement and the status poses of Hatha Yoga. Dr. Ray lengthy publications you on a visible narrative throughout the anatomy, biomechanics, and body structure of this historic paintings, interpreting each one pose alongside the best way. The Mat Companion sequence provide you with superbly illustrated, step by step directions on the right way to use clinical rules to acquire the utmost make the most of your perform. each one ebook contains the Bandha Yoga Codex, an easy five-step technique that may be utilized to any pose to enhance energy, flexibility, and precision -- it doesn't matter what kind of yoga you perform.

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But this cue engages the abductor muscles at the sides ing them turns the femurs in slightly, bringing the kneecaps of the hips-the gluteus medius and tensor fascia lata. These to face forwa rd. • FIGURE 3 muscles originate from the iliac crests. _ FIGURE 4 Complete Downward Facing Dog Pose by flexing the hips draws the origin of the hamstrings, the ischial contracting the quadratus lumborum and erector spinae tuberosities or sitting bones, upward. This action stretches muscles to extend the lumbar spine and the psoas to flex the the hams trings.

Inhale into Upward Dog. 8. Exhale into Downward Dog. Hold this pose for five deep breaths and then repeat the flow, adding the next pose. A c 38. Roll over into Halasana and then exhale and lift the legs into Shoulder Stand. Lean back into the hands and contract the biceps to bend the elbows; press the hands into the back and open the chest forward. Leaning back into the hands has the added benefit of taking the pressure off the cervical spine. Maintain the pose for five breaths in the beginning; build up to holding it longer with practice.

To engage the serratus anterior, imagine pushing outwards against a doorway with the hands. Note how this expands the chest. The serratus anterior and pectoralis minor muscles can be difficult to access at first. Therefore, I recommend simply "going through the motions" at the beginning of your practice a few times-like making a rough sketch. Then leave it. For the rest of your practice simply breathe deeply. In the time between sessions, your unconscious brain will honor your effort and form circuitty to more efficiently activate the access01y muscles of breathing at your command.

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