How it's done
Stand in front of the practitioner so that you are facing their back. Stabilize your own stance and then place the palm of your hand on the sacrum of the student to provide stability. Using your other hand take hold of the clasped hands of the student and gently guide them towards the floor. Maintaining stability at the pelvis offers a sense of security which might allow the practitioner to explore going further into the pose.
If you want to give the student an even more unique experience in the end pose, you can place one of your legs between the practitioner's arms as you now use your sitz bones to stabilize their lower back. From here you can use both of your arms to grab the upper arms of the student and guide their shoulders back and downwards. This is a creative adjustment whose safety relies on your commonly shared balance. Be certain that you maintain equilibrium until your student exits the pose.
Why we recommend this video
As always, we are curious to hear from you about your experiences with this adjustment. Additionally, we like sharing new techniques with you and based on our experience we think that they are definitely worth trying out! Let us know in the comments below how you experienced giving or receiving this adjustment!
Effects of adjustment
- Lengthen the spine
- Shoulder girdle stretch
- Deepening of the breath
This tutorial does not replace the guidance of a competent teacher. Each person and every body is unique. Please take this into consideration and work mindfully when offering this or any adjustment.
Many thanks to OGNX For the apparel (teacher and student)