Kapotasana or King Pigeon Posture Keep Spine Centered over Foundation
Ashtanga Yoga: A Guide to the Intermediate Series (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) –
One of the key principles to executing Kapotasana is building a powerful centered foundation through your legs. This exercise helps you understand how to use the legs so that your spine can be free to safely lengthen in the posture.
The legs splaying out wider than the hips causes the student to lose their leg foundation in this deep backbend. In this exercise the student will understand the positioning of the legs and how a powerful foundation is what creates the spine to lengthen.
Bakasana is a gateway posture. The understanding of this posture gives you the tools to execute any arm balance. In this video I teach you what the foundational principles are and how you stabilize and create an earth connection in this dynamic posture.