Poses: 15/52: Prasarita Padottanasana

photo Prasarita Padottanasana A...ahhh I love it. I used to hate the prasarita variations, but lately, I'm loving them. Something really clicked recently and my head is grazing the floor in all variations...EEK.

David Garrigues gives us a tutorial in his Asana Kitchen...such a typically bizarre Ashtangi...I love it

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The B, C, and D version of this pose simply change the position of your arms. C version and I are pretty much always fighting. I know that nothing will change in my life when my hands hit the floor, but I can still chase this goal right? 65c27ac20de56a498bebbaff731fe7d9

A lightbulb went off during my practice the other day...it doesn't necessarily take a ton of shoulder flexibility to get the hands to the floor, but a better connection to your feet, legs, and core. More flexibility in the hamstrings and back will help get hands down, not focusing solely on shoulder rotation.

Happy folding!

Oh and as if you needed another reason to love Jared Leto, but here you go