🧚♀️ Day of #OpenSesame with @cyogalab #Scissors in #EkaPadaSirsasana 🧚♀️ If we combine the concepts of leg behind the head + arm balances, we’d get LOTS of possibilities and very interesting asanas. This is one of them, where you shoot the back leg like you’d do for Scissors. If your calf can ‘almost’ rest on the back of the neck on its own, you can still do this with a strap (lace it around the foot and opposite shoulder). After a very good hip warm up, and some milder arm balances, sit down, pass the lower leg behind the head, tuck it there using the neck, then kneel, plant the hands down and lean forward (elbows aiming to 90), until the back leg will start to fly effortless. Extend and project out through it. Stare at one point right below you as you breathe a few times. Pull the abdomen in, flatten the spine and engage the lower back to help with the back leg. For me, personally, I find it easier if I enter from Chakorasana, I bend the knee, pass the leg through the arms and extend it once more. I find more bandha connection and also feel more grounded, hence stronger in the upper body. Another tip that might help you would be to rest for a moment the back leg into a quick Crow (to refuel and gather stamina), then extend it behind. This is a VERY active pose, head to toe, lots of flexibility and strengthening skills combined needed so, give it a try and, if it doesn’t work, don’t despair, just wait up for tomorrow’s alternative to see if it helps get any closer! Keep at it, you’re in the last week, you've done most of the challenge already!! You can do this!
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