11 August, 2014

Deep hip openers

Today was home practice.

I did about 40 minutes of pretty standard vinyasa flow, following pretty closely to the Baptiste series, right up until the part where you go to the floor. For the last ~20 minutes of the session, I did only one pose, and that pose was Gomukhasana. Ten minutes on each side. I did, I confess, grant myself the distraction of browsing the internet on my phone while sitting in the pose. But it was incredibly intense, and interesting to feel everything open and settle over the course of the minutes. The start is extremely intense on the IT bands, because they're the first thing to catch in this pose. As the time passes, it goes deeper, and into the hip. Eventually, things that were not touching the floor at the start of the pose are touching the floor.

I highly recommend it.

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