How it's done
Position yourself diagonally behind the practitioner so that you have one leg in front of and behind the student. Your back leg will support the back of the student's thigh, which will in turn provide them with a sense of security. Your front leg is used to establish a good foundation yourself so that you can keep the practitioner from tipping over.
You will also want to ensure that you are not too close to the center of the body in order to allow room for their hands. Once the practitioner is in their end position, support them with your upper arm from the armpit to the elbow across their back. Your hands will then be free to offer support in deepening the breath or to massage the neck muscles.
Effects of using this adjustment
- Deepening the breath
- Relaxing stiff neck muscles
- Creating space and comfort in the pose
Why we recommend this video
We are constantly amazed by how many ways we can offer help through adjustments. It's amazing how much you can learn from the adjustments of different teachers. That is why we are glad to share some of our favorite adjustments with you. We hope that this video offers you some new ideas for your adjustments toolkit. Let us know how this adjustment worked for you!
This video does not replace the guidance of a competent teacher. Moreover, please remember that each practitioner is unique and comes to class with their own distinct experiences. For this reason, we urge you to always work mindfully and sensitively with this or any hands-on adjustment that you offer in your classes.
Many thanks to OGNX for the apparel (teacher and student).