How it's done
Sit on the floor directly behind the practitioner and place your feet on the back of their legs. With this variation, the practitioner does not place their hands on the ground. Instead, you and the practitioner grasp each others hands and pull until you have found balance.
Once you have found your balance, you can start to gently pull the practitioner closer with your hands, while your feet give slight pressure against the backs of the legs.
In this particular adjustment, equilibrium between the practitioner and the adjustor is key. It is important to pay careful attention to the body language of the student and to establish a sense of stability and security by developing a solid foundation in the adjustment first.
Why we recommend this video
Creativity can be fun and can bring us to be more playful with the way we explore our practice. Moreover, this video shows how we can use our entire body to give an adjustment. Let us know if this video has inspired you to try the adjustment out. If you have used it, we would love to hear what your experience was.
Potential effects of applying this adjustment
- challenging equilibrium
- massaging the hamstrings
- activate stabilizing muscles of the core
- intensify the stretch in the posture
This tutorial does not replace the guidance of a competent teacher. Also be aware that each of us are unique physically and emotionally. That means that with any adjustment, it is of utmost importance that you work mindfully and cautiously when assisting a practitioner.
Many thanks to OGNX for the apparel (teacher and student).