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Asana Analysis Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Kneeling Pyramid

Published on September 26th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

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Kneeling Pyramid

Kneeling Pyramid Pose

Kneeling Pyramid pose (also called Half Pyramid) is one of my favorite hamstring releases.

It’s an easier version of Standing Pyramid Pose, and can be made even more accessible with blocks.

DIRECTIONS

Starting in Table Pose, step your right foot up between your hands, or blocks.

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Kneeling Pyramid

Pad the left knee or fold your mat to cushion the knee if needed.

Lengthen the spine and fold over the right leg.

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Kneeling Pyramid

Hold for 3-4 breaths.

For a deeper sensation, round the spine forward bringing the head towards the knee.

Remove blocks or lower them.

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Los Angeles Kneeling Pyramid

DEEPEN THE POSE

  • Press the heel into the mat and pull the toes toward your face
  • Draw the right hip crease away from your toes

BENEFITS 

  • Lengthens hamstrings, calves and ankles
  • Stretches the spine
  • Stimulates abdominal organs and improves digestion
  • Improves balance
  • Calms the mind

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Sciatica

 

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.

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Entrepreneur, yogini, designer, award-winning filmmaker, personal trainer and former marathon runner. She left a career in finance to start her own business and along the way, became a yoga teacher after practicing for 24 years.



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