Published on May 1st, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey0
Cobblers Pose is an accessible beginning seated posture, especially when approached with a lifted seat. I like to start beginners elevated on a bolster or meditation cushion. Both allow the student to find a taller, more upright spine while simultaneously lifting the front and back body as the hips gently stretch.
- From Easy Pose or Staff Pose, bring the soles of the feet together.
- Draw the feet towards the groin, but only so far in that you can still prioritize a lifted and neutral spine.
- If the hips are very tight and this pose causes undue tension in the student, prop each knee up with a block.
WORK IN THE POSE
- Press the outer edges of the feet together
- Lift through the crown of the head.
- Draw the front lower ribs in.
- Relax the shoulders away from the ears.
- Maybe forward fold if that feels good.
- Check out the reclined, supported version of Cobblers Pose here!
- Seated Side Bend or Wide Legged Forward Bend are both nice poses to take after this one.
- Stretches the inner thighs, hips and ankles.
- May relieve lumbar tightness.
- May improve digestion and relieve menstrual cramps.
- Knee or hip injuries
- Recent childbirth