Day 1⃣3️⃣ of #levelrebel with @cyogalife ➡️ Half #lotus bind in #sideplank or #kasyapasana -
I can't entered this pose as suggested by Carmen's from side plank, fold half lotus leg and then bind. I only managed to enter this pose by
🌸 Slide 3: Binding first, then lifting up. This entry is easier for me.
🌸 Slide 4: Fold the half lotus leg in downward dog, then bind and go into side plank. It is difficult to bind here. I arch my lower back a lot to create more space for the hand to reach behind and bind. Finally I can barely bind, but then it is difficult to open the hip and point the half lotus knee towards ceiling. -
The two possible entries into this pose would be: binding then lifting up, or, getting into Side Plank, then fold upper leg and grab its big toe. Both present different issues and, though for some practitioners it’s easier the first one, for the most part the 2nd is the most practiced. The biggest problem tends to be the Half Lotus bind because the leg doesn’t climb high enough or can’t stay there on its own. I’d recommend you practice it with lower knee on the floor until the maneuver (tuck foot in, sole facing you, toes showing outside hip, reach arm behind and grab them), becomes natural and comfortable. If you ‘press’ with the outer edge of the foot against inner groin, it won’t move and you’ll be able to use that as leverage to thrust hips/torso higher, hence giving more room for the arm to reach around behind and find the toes sticking out. The more you push against the floor, engaging base arm, foot and side of the body, the lighter you’ll feel, therefore, easier to wrap. Project Half Lotus knee away from torso and think of expanding all along the front of the body. -
A flor de lótus é uma planta cheia de simbolismos.
É uma planta aquática que enfrenta a escuridão e o lodo para poder mostrar a sua beleza ao mundo depois de passar pelas dificuldades, representando a nossa transformação e progresso.
Significa também a pureza espiritual pois tem uma capacidade de repelir microrganismos e o pó, tendo uma semente de longa longevidade que pode manter-se fértil durante 30 séculos à espera daquele feixe de luz que a fará despertar, simbolizando assim o nosso despertar e a capacidade de resistência e paciência.
Todos nós somos como a flor de lótus, temos as nossas dificuldades e desafios, temos os nossos momentos mais escuros e tristes, mas se soubermos manter a confiança e a perseverança, se tivermos paciência iremos irradiar todo o nosso esplendor e brilhar para nós, para os outros e para a vida.❤️