I wish everyone could see what I see when I’m teaching a Bikram Yoga class.
Especially those who might not fully believe in themselves just yet. To see from my vantage for even a second would fill you with enough inspiration to last a lifetime.
And what is it that I see?
I see you.
So if you’re not sure and don’t quite believe in yourself that’s ok.
I see you and I will believe in you until you can.
Posture Tip-Standing Bow Pulling
In the setup, bring your arm up in front of you. You want to start the posture with your chin close to your shoulder.
In some postures we bring the arms over the head sideways. For example in Half Moon, to get the palms together and arms touching with the ears.
Often the dialogue tells us what to do, and the effect of doing so. So,
“Bring your arm up in front of you, chin close to your shoulder.”
There is only one moment in which we can change our life. Only one moment in which we can heal ourselves, or have a positive effect on another.
Life does not exist 5 seconds ago. That’s a wonderful memory that we should cherish.
Life does not exist 5 seconds from now. That’s a beautiful dream that we should aspire to.
The only moment in which life exists is moment that you are in.
And that’s where your power is.
The here and the now.
Correct hand placement is crucial in this posture.
In fact, there are more instructions for the hands in Cobra than almost any other body part in any other posture.
Make sure that throughout the posture:
- Five fingers together so palms are flat on the floor.
- Fingertips in line with the tops of the shoulders.
- Baby fingers in line with the deltoids.
- Distribute the body weight all over the palms equally.
So not too high, not too low, not turned in, not turned out. Square underneath the shoulders.
Then glue it down and don’t change the hands anymore. You’re going to need them.