Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Splits and Pincha

It took me a loooonnnnggggg time to learn pinchamayurasana.  Finding balance in the pose felt nearly impossible.  After watching many, many videos, it seemed to me that one of my issues was a tight groin.  I have open hamstrings, and fairly open shoulders.  However, I noticed that people who were able to do the pose successfully, would nearly bring their legs into a vertical split when kicking up.

So, I added splits into my yin practice and over time found the opening I needed.  By time, I mean over about a year and a half!

Kino just posted a great video on working splits.  Check it out:


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