Day 4 of #Blossomingyogis : Pincha Mayurasana ( or forearm stand)
This is a challenging pose, and before attempting it, you should have strenght in the upper body ( arms, shoulders, and core), and also a great balance. You also have to get used to be upside down.
You might not be able to do the full expression of the pose right now, and it’s completely ok. Here are some poses and modifications you can do to prepare for pincha mayurasana :
- Forearm plank (first picture): this pose will build strenght in your upper body.
Come to the floor on your knees, then place your forearms on the ground, shoulders wide apart. I don’t have a strap, but if you have one, I highly recommend using it to prevent your hands from doing a “triangle” shape. You can also place a block between your hands.
Straigthen your right leg, and place the ball of your feet on the ground, do the same with your other leg to form a straight line with your legs. You are now in forearm plank. Use your core to support your weight, your legs are engaged. Push your shoulder blades away, your arms should form an angle of 90° and your body is parralel to the floor. Stay in this pose for 5 breathes if you can, or return to child’s pose.
- Dolphin pose ( second picture) : Begin in the same position as for forearm plank, curl your toes under, lift your knees and push the ground away. Feet flat on the mat, or you can bend your knees if your hamstrings are tight. Imagine a weight in your bum, and press down with your palms.Since I can’t find my words to explain that, here is the explanation from yogajournal :
" Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis and press it lightly toward the pubis. Against this resistance, lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling, and from your inner ankles draw the inner legs up into the groins."
- Pincha Mayurasana preparation ( third picture) : For this pose, if you are a beginner, practice this with a wall behind you. If you have a strap, use one to keep your shoulders wide apart, or a block for the same reason.
From dolphin pose, walk your legs as close as possible to your hands, keeping a straight back. Lift your right leg up, and stay on the ball of your left foot. If you can, kick up a few cm from the gound, keeping the forearms at 90°.
- Pincha mayurasana : You kicked from picha prep. Try to keep your legs together if you manged to get up. Keep your core engaged, strong shoulders, arms and legs. Keep the shoulders away from the ears, and once again, you can use a block between your hands. Straight line from the shoulders to the feet. If you fall backward, touch the wall. Don’t let your back arch, but use your core to prevent an injury, and avoid the “banana back”. Try to balance away from the wall if you want, and come back to the ground. Don’t forget to breathe. You did it !!
Building enough strenght for pincha or any inversion requires times, and patience. Don’t be frustrated because you can’t do it right away, it’s normal. Practice, don’t rush into things, and enjoy the process. I hope this photoset helps you. Have fun !
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was released in theaters on this day in 1977.
pizza wasn’t invented until the late 19th century so that means everyone in les mis died before they could try their first pizza and that’s why les mis is such an upsetting story
and then satan said “let there be a skip limit and no back button on 8tracks”
Is there anything you strongly regret??
Elsa + left-handed
Some studies have found that left-handed people tend to be more vulnerable to negative emotions such as depression and anger. They are more prone to fear. Their brain hemispheres have more symmetry than right-handed people, which explains why their skills are most randomized and less specified to either side of the brain.
So, how is this relevant to Elsa, you may ask? These facts more or less support the intense fear that Elsa experienced when Anna was hurt and when the prophecy was revealed to her—which led her to a life of isolation and loneliness. Elsa’s love and instinctive nature to protect Anna had made this even more difficult for her and this, in turn, had worsened her fear. Note that fear isn’t good for Elsa for this will only make her power uncontrollable and dangerous. It was also observed that Elsa’s susceptibility to experience fear had made her quick to anger when she was threatened.
This, and the other little details that were put into the film, have made me love the movie a whole lot more.
Sergeant Calhoun is also left-handed.
Also in the renaissance era left-handed people were considered witches capable of great evil and sorcery which would also fit the fear of the town surrounding Elsa’s power