Let’s Practice Baddha Konasana and Upavistha Konasana.
These two poses settle our awareness in the base of the torso and pelvic floor. The hips and the muscles surrounding the hips as well as the abdominal organ all benefit from these poses. Stiffness in the hips and the leg muscles surrounding the pelvis present quite a challenge to becoming adept in these asanas. A lot of anxiety and difficult emotions seem to live in the pit of our core. All yoga poses work on so many levels; but these two especially seem to magically help relieve confusion and fear, which seems to originate or reside in the belly.
By lying down with the legs up the wall we can investigate our resistance with the support of the floor and the wall. When practicing them seated we must work strongly to lift the spine; while also working to lift the chest making it broad and expansive. Showing back-bone while remaining open-hearted is just what we all need in difficult times.
The sequence below highlights Baddha and Upavistha Konasana in a variety of ways. Please let us know how the sequences in our Practice Guidance blog are working for you. Your comments are encouraged. We’d like to stay in touch! We hope you are finding some space for your yoga.