No one has ever walked into my studio and said “Hey, I’d like to join. I have a goal of touching my forehead on the floor and I heard this is the place to do it.”
It doesn’t happen. That’s not what it’s for.
We started for our bad knees, bad backs, bad attitudes, broken hearts, loose screws…you know yours.
Not to touch our exactly foreheads on the floor and then #showeverybody.
What’s it for?
Posture Tip: Kapalbhati Breathing
Make sure your arms are straight and elbows locked, so your spine stays straight while you relax the entire abdominal wall.
Those abdominal muscles help support our spine, but they must be relaxed here so you can pull your stomach in and out and effect the diaphragm.
Now you can blow very strong, and the inhale happens automatically.
Ps if you’re 7 years old you can do it before the dentist to make it less scary.
School Teaches Us failure isn’t an option. Satisfactory means you are on the cusp of ineptitude and might not make it.
Good is never good enough.
Bikram Yoga Teaches Us failure is essential. You cannot affect great change without the risk of failure. Satisfactory will get you all of the available benefits, if you try the right way.
Too good, is no good.
Posture Tip-Eagle Pose
If you pull your elbows down towards the floor, until your fingertips go below your nose, you will likely never stop trying, thus always getting the benefit of stretching the upper back.
If you lift your chin, or crank your wrists to get the fingertips below the nose, you lose that benefit.
Your Standing Head to Knee will thank you.
This blog is for Bikram Yogis. You know who you are. Or do you?
This is why we practice.
fulfillment of one’s own potential
Posture Tip: Spine Twist
In the set up, look down, to make sure your knee, hand, and the heel, all 3 things are touching each other, at the same spot, on the floor.
Keep looking there.
Now, when it’s time to look over your shoulder and twist, your chin is in the right spot.
Over the shoulder.