Balance strength concentration
..connecting one pose to another should feel like a dance that flows smoothly and naturally. Working on each body part is really important in a yoga class/practice. It is not just beneficial to connect Tip toe balancing to one legged Galavansana, but it is also challenging-mentally and physically-a good challenge for someone who wants to explore the possibilities.
Try these two great poses in your practice.
Tiptoe balancing pose
Padangusththasana is an intermediate pose which strengthen your hips down to your legs, thighs, ankles and toes. This involves a lot of concentration on balancing. Going into a tip toe balance depends on your entry.
Balance Focus strength flexibility
Here’s the way in to the pose.
1. Go to a squatting position.
a. Right leg bent: creating number four using your legs. So, that’s right foot on top of the left thigh.
b. Left heel should be off the floor. Left heel must also be under your Perineum.
2. Place your hands into Anjali Mudra in front of your heart.
3. Spine (back, neck) should be aligned, straight and active.
4. Gaze: forward.
5. Stay in this pose for 5-10 breaths (actually depending on your preference) the longer you stay the more benefits you will get.
6. Do the same thing on the other side or otherwise connect this pose with your eka pada galavasana.
If you can’t balance yourself, you can use the wall to aid you with the balancing part. Modification of this pose is also essential.
Eka Pada Galavasana
Eka = one, Pada = foot. The sage Galava was a student of Vasishta.
This pose is a combination of a hip opener and an arm balance.
From the tip toe balance pose, prepare yourself for the flying pigeon pose.
1. Adjust your leg (the one that is bent) until you are comfortable and ready to go to the next step which is to—
2. Plant your hands on the ground in front of you.
3. Make sure your arms are similar to the crow arms–bent. The bent leg (left or right) should be on top of your elbows.
-remember to hook your toes around the upper arm.
4. Slowly lean forward, shifting your weight into you hands, at the same time lift your heel off the floor into a baby eka pada galavasana.
-heart should be parallel to the floor.
5. Check your balance and slowly straighten your back leg (left or right)
6. Drishti: nose
7. Stay here 5-8 breaths or longer if you prefer.
After which you can go out of the pose once you are satisfied with your practice.
Enjoy your practice. I hope to hear something from you. ^_^ don’t hesitate to share your thoughts.