COURTESY MANOA YOGA CENTER
» (Leg Position only)
Last week's pose covered the position of the arms. Here, an explanation of how to position the legs. Garudasana makes legs supple and strong.
1. Stand facing a wall with feet together.
2. Place fingers on the wall at waist height.
3. Using the wall for balance, bend the knees and swing the right leg over the left. Cross the legs at the thighs.
4. Work to twine the top of the right foot behind the left calf. (At first this is difficult, but with regular practice the legs and hips will gain the elasticity needed to attain the position.)
5. Keep the left leg deeply bent, and turn the body to face the wall evenly. Keep the buttocks tucked, and work to draw the tailbone down to align buttocks with the back of the head.
6. Keep balance while maintaining this alignment, and hands on hips. Look straight forward and keep breathing deeply and steadily, without strain, through the nose.
and Shelley Choy
are certified Iyengar Yoga teachers and co-direct the Manoa Yoga Center at Manoa Marketplace. Visit www.manoayoga.com
or call 382-3910. Manoa Yoga Center, the authors and the Star-Bulletin take no responsibility for any injury arising from the practice of these yoga postures. Readers should seek a doctor's approval before commencing this yoga practice.