Focus: The front and back legs scissoring away from each other – the ‘Eka Pada’ action – as it plays out in back arches. This session depends on hamstring extensions. At the Intermediate level, it can be attempted as Part2 of this Series – this is how we practised this Series in our Live class. But we also recommend coming back to this session after the Part3 of the Series (that focusses on mobility and strengthening) and comparing the effects.
the separation of the front and back legs moving awya from each other in the saggital plain is important to maintain the health and mobility all along the legs, the knee and hip joints, and the groins. This has become even more relevant these days with our sedentary lifestyles and long hours of seating on chairs, as well as the popularity of physical activities such as running and bicycling, that involve repetitive short range movement of the legs.
Props needed: blankets, belt, 2 block,1 chair, 1 block, access to a wall
Note:Those with shoulder and knee injury are advised caution in while approaching some of these positions that involve knee flexion and twisting. Those with weakness or injury in the back are advised caution in approaching back arching actions. During the days of menstruation, women are advised against strong back arches and strenuous actions.