Hip openers and partner yoga

by Christina on November 14, 2009

One thing I got out of the yoga anatomy workshop with David Keil last weekend was hip-opening. I’m trying to do this sequence every night (for each one, hold center then right then left – each for a few minutes). Thank you, Caitlin, for posing!
We also talked about handstands at the workshop and I have a lot to work on. I need to have much more engagement of my psoas muscles (psoas engagement = uddiyana bandha) and serratus anterior in order to lift up.
Caitlin and I did our first “partner yoga” session last night! We practiced jumping up into handstands, backbends, and then this chair inversion that releases the traps and makes my neck feel about two inches longer:

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