Art and Science of Yoga

“Mastery Combines a balance of Science and art. Knowledge of science is like the colors on an artist’s palette –  the greater the knowledge the more colors available. Body is the canvas and Asans are the art we create. ” Patanjal

 I never took biology so seriously as I am taking now.  I am impressed how technically you can go deeper in to the poses. An example is doing Paschimottansan with tight Hamstring all the while but hopefully by applying these techniques I will be able to do better. 

  1. Lift your patella up and engage Quadriceps so the opposite muscle which is hamstring will relax and you will be able to straighten the the legs without bending the knees.
  2.  By engaging Udayan Bandha  psoas Major muscle will get contracted and it will release your buttocks (Gluteus Maximus) which will give space to go deeper in the pose. 

 

Ritu

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