- kim roth,
ashtanga yoga teacher and super bright light - lotuslandyoga.com
This is a dynamic pose for sure it requires opening in the entire
back body the hamstrings and back in particular. As well, it requires
a deep core connection and a little know how to pull it off with any kind
of grace. Sometimes I call this one "Baptism by Firefly Pose"
since it is such a challenge.
Purpose: Develops Core strength and connection. Useful to lenghten hamstrings
and back muscles. Definitely develops patience (which is the most important
1. Start in standing feet about as wide as your yoga mat
2. Fold forward, reach through your legs and hold your heels
3. Bend the knees and use the heel s to help pull your torso through the
legs. The further you can get the backs of the knees towards or over the
shoulders, the more ease you will have with the pose (this is where hamstring
length comes in)
4. Gather the knees into the shoulders so you dont slip of.
5. Trust yourself. Lower the hips down. As the hips come down the feet come
up you have to keep gathering the knees in though.
6. The action of the distal places in the body the hands and feet
are important keep them active and use them to keep the whole body
Other tips do it with patience, have fun oh yeah, and do it