Reclaiming Side Stepping Dragon
This is the final post in a 4 part series on the Yin Dragon Poses. If you haven’t viewed part one yet, please head over before you read this post.
I have to put on my big girl pants and big smile when I teach this pose to my regular Yin groups. They don’t love it. I get massive shade. Even modified this pose takes some emotional fortitude and a great deal of skill. Take your time with this one Yogis and really learn how to make it right in your body. You will be doing a fair amount of trouble shooting for your students when you teach it but it will be so worth it. All of the Yin goodness is right here. A great stress on the back hip flexors, fabulous compression for the front hip and sacrum. It’s worth the time and the shade.
Reclaiming the Yin Dragon Poses
This post is the first in a four part video series on reclaiming the Yin dragon poses. We’ll take a quick but thourough look at each of the dragons to determine a safe and efficient strategy for propping these poses. Once the student is supported, not only are these poses risk free but they feel amaaaazing and and incredibly productive. Your students will LOVE these variations.
Side Stepping Dragon pose with support
It’s a doozy yall. Take your time here and pay close attention to the position of the bolster relative to the knee and thigh. Their position is vital for really softening and practicing “yintegrity” in the Side Stepping Dragon.