How it's done
Start in front of the practitioner so that you are facing their back as they enter the state of the asana. Place the crown of your head between the student's shoulderblades, giving them a place to stabilize and lean into. Place either hand on the inner elbows, giving pressure that the student will push against. The more common pressure, the more active the pose will become and the student will be able to create further length.
Please pay close attention to the amount of pressure you exert and that you maintain a common balance with the practitioner. One way to achieve this is by tuning into and then synchronizing your breath with that of the student.
Why we recommend this video
We hope you can have fun with this adjustment and are looking forward to hearing about your experiences. Not only is it a fun way to help your students to go deeper into the details of the pose, it is also a way to create a brand new sense of the asana.
Effects of adjustment
- Activating the muscles of the back
- Lengthening the spine
- Enhanced stability
- Deepening of the breath
This tutorial does not replace the guidance of a competent teacher. Each person and every body is different. Please keep this in mind when offering this or any adjustment.
Many thanks to OGNX for the apparel (teacher and student).