Yoga for sport: Step-by-step postures

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Rafa López will encourage us to practice some postures that are a bit more complex but very fun, which can be a little challenge for you. Rafa will explain all the tricks and the way to perfect these postures and also, variations so that you can practice them if your level is not very advanced yet.

Hi, I'm Rafael López In this video we are going to explain, Pincha-Mayurasana and we are going to try to vary it a little for Conscious television

The initial posture we would search for a square support of hands and elbows

I look for the distance off my elbows, using my hands

And then I put my two arms parallel

You will see that the temptation and the lack of flexibility will make you try to open your elbow and close your hands

We can allow it up to a point, but I want it to be something you fight against

I do not want that you give in to it and end up making an angle very quickly, I want you to try to defend that position

You are going to see that this posture challenges flexibility much more than strength which is quite an interesting opportunity that women work on the investment

and that men have to face their own weaknesses

We usually have stronger arms, but the shoulder is less flexible

From now on we lift we bring the pelvis closer to the inversion

A very simple way to get into inverted poses is to bring a leg to the other side to make it a counterweight, but notice that here My heart is pointing to the ground

This is the key that the shoulder is not in a comfortable position, if I have flexibility in the triceps I can come here open my chest and point my chest at the wall behind me, if I can't get out of here and I have to always be making a gesture with the back, as if it were a banana, it means that I lack that flexibility in my shoulder

Although women you will find problems when pushing it

Sorry we're already playing with those two, those two factors

Once the Pincha-Mayurasana is already stable we can challenge ourselves, sticking a hand out of that support looking for a more real investment

In fact this hand is not going to work, it is simply going to play

I will have most of my weight in the hand that follows, in the form of a Pincha-Mayurasana

But I'm already challenging my balance and getting one step closer to what would be a real handstand

This are called, Funky Pincha

And they are fun

Because you almost always fall, they are fun

From here we support the hand

We return to the same gesture I approach the inversion with my pelvis

I force with this hand because it will be the one that receives my weight

And I bring one foot to the other side of the investment

I push the ground and I defend the position

We breathe into it

The difference between yoga and gymnastics

A gymnast wants to achieve the posture, a yogi wants to achieve a certain comfort, despite this posture

I am talking and I am breathing a lot

The idea is that the breath that you accumulate in them be serene

Be calm

Thank you very much, I hope you enjoyed them

If the Pincha-Mayurasana, it a pose that is too advanced, the truth is that it is already an investment, it is an intense gesture

For intermediate jobs, it is that frontier in which I am still not able to fully invest myself, we are going to work a lot with side ravens

The side raven is a great laboratory

The crow is quite affordable, many people already know how to work it

If we simply add one twist, we make it super asymmetrical

We do not challenge strength more, we do not challenge flexibility more

If one can do a centered raven one can make a side raven

And there we are starting to negotiate different gestures

The first step would simply be enter the side raven and accommodate ourselves in it, be able to move, be able to be stable there

And once we have that We can make games that, apparently from the outside, seem very difficult they are very aesthetic and they really are quite affordable

With vyasana for example when we make the legs independent we could important, get inside the pose, fit the elbow well on the knee

And once that I am in the position as we exhale, we spread our legs

I keep them both together aside from the outside, it seems much more intense, than from the inside, once the lateral raven is mastered having your legs in one position or another does not vary the load of the exercise so much, it adds a lot of variety

It allows myself to accommodate with the investments and the examples of arms to go playing in those positions

I hope you liked them

I hope you have proposals that they are adjusted to your inverted abilities, which is a lot of fun

Namaste

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