Grasshopper

July 21, 2019

This practice safely and systematically builds toward the arm balance Grasshopper. One of you pointed out that we’d been preparing our hips so nicely this season that it could be a good opportunity to do this challenging pose. Grasshopper is a fairly deep hip opening (since it requires that you essentially step on your own upper arm), and it’s also a twist (with one leg crossing your body to rest on the arm) so we spend time warming into twists and hip openers before entering Grasshopper in two different ways. A couple of you have been asking for pranayama as well and this practice begins with two pranayama exercises. We do a one-minute handstand hold at the wall and finish with four backbends and the opportunity to walk feet up the wall to kickover. Stay in touch!

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