Saturday, November 1, 2008

Upward Plank

I noticed in my earlier video upload that I was rushing through my upward dog. It kind of looked like a plank with my neck arched back. So I wanted to see how it would look if I took a longer inhale during upward dog.



Ok. It looked a bit different but that was a looong inhale (for me). Not sure if I could keep that up during normal practice though.

9 comments:

Grimmly said...

Amazed how slow you make that lift up and how effortless it looks, likewise the jump back to standing. Are you using your core, arm strength or is it mostly just shifting your weight forward. Very Cool.

M_in_M said...

In the beginning, I moved my weight forward more and my hips were not so high. There seem to be a lot of arm strength involved. However, with a more regular practice, I think the core strength develops and I find I could get my hips higher. My weight is moving less forward and I feel the weight less (slightly less!) in my arms. I'm still working on getting the hips higher on my jump forward.

Thanks for your comments!!

Tiff said...

Great use of bandhas!

M_in_M said...

Thanks, Tiff!

Btw, when you are in Mysore, you shoould try out the food at the Green Hotel. It's great! Incidently, when I was there, some yoga students would spend a few days at the Green hotel while checking out accomodations shown by Shiva and/or Murthy.

Tiff said...

okay thank you!

Lyi C. said...

I really like how you do your slow motion jump. I've tried yet still landing like an elephant, lol. Should I start building on the arm strength?

M_in_M said...

Hi Lyi C.! Try moving more weight to your hands by shifting the shoulders over your wrists and keeping the hips high. In time, the landing will feel lighter. Be patient - practise, practise and all will be coming!

Lyi C. said...

Heya, thanks for sharing :) I've linked you from my site.Hope you don't mind!

M_in_M said...

Of course not. Thank you!