How it's done
Stand next to the practitioner on the side where the leg is behind them. On the first side this will be the left. Your right leg comes in and supports the student's left thigh. At the same time cross your right arm across the practitioner so that you can stabilize their right hip. In doing this you help to keep the hip as centered as possible.
The practitioner will then fold forward. Breath with them as they make their way into the final position. Using your upper arms you can help the student to intensify the stretch in the shoulders as you create a stronger connection between the hands. From here you could massage the muscles of the neck and use your side body to create further length in the torso.
Here it is extremely important to maintain your common balance with the practitioner. When pressing the hands or upper arms towards the midline of the body, it is necessary to work gently and calmly. Pressure or pushing forward movements are absolutely not indicated here.
Effects of the adjustment
- Shoulder stretch
- Stability and improved alignment in the final position
- Lengthening of the back and shoulder girdle
Why we recommend this video
We recommend this video because we think it will bring you new inspiration in your teaching. Additionally, we have found this adjustment to be particularly effective and we are curious to hear what your experience has been. Try this out with a friend and let us know what you think!
This video does not replace the guidance of a competent teacher. Every body and each person in unique. For this reason it is important to always work mindfully and carefully when offering this or any adjustment to a student.
Many thanks to OGNX for the apparel (teacher and student).