How's it done?
Entering the adjustment to the side, set one of your legs behind the practitioner in such a way that you can set up a stable foundation with the backs of their legs. To support the torso, place your upper arm across the practitioner.
In this adjustment, you are establishing a shared balance with the student, meaning that you must be cautious with how you find just the right amount of challenge to allow the adjustment to be effective without knocking the student over.
Once a stable balance has been found, you can challenge the student further by bringing them a bit further and allowing them to transfer weight from the heels to the balls of the feet.
As you assist, you can also add other elements to help the practitioner to deepen the breath or to relax the muscles of the neck.
Why we recommend this video
We love sharing our adjustment ideas and are curious to know how they are working for you. As always we welcome your feedback and are looking forward to hearing from you!
Effects of adjustment
- Deepening the breath
- Relaxing the neck and shoulder muscles
- New experience of balance in the asana
If the practitioner is significantly taller than you, this will not work very well. We recommend instead that you try this one: Adjustment (creative)
This tutorial does not replace the guidance of a competent teacher. Every person has their own distinct life experiences and each body is unique. For this reason it is always important to work respectfully and mindfully with this or any adjustment you offer.
Many thanks to OGNX for the apparel (teacher and student).