Vinyasa Flow: Hardy Hurdler


Vinyasa Flow: Hardy Hurdler

Style: Vinyasa Flow
Length:
60 minutes
Focus:Β 
Arm balance: Core & arm strength, hamstrings and hips mobility
Props:Β 
Block(s) & belt
Date Recorded:
28/01/2021
Eka Pada Koundinyasana II (also known as Hurdler or flying splits) is an advanced arm balance, which on first glance you may think "I'll never be able to do that!"(nor may you wish to!). But as with all advanced postures, it all starts with strong foundations. If you think about building a house, you don't put the roof on first. Instead, the building starts at the base with sturdy foundations and supporting walls. Each brick layer provides support for those above so finally the roof can sit confidently on top. In the same way, all arm balances need a strong base, namely arm and core strength. And this particular arm balance also needs flexibility in the hips, groin and hamstrings. So in this flow, we start to build the strong foundations of this posture as we flow through lots of hip, groin and hamstring stretches, with the option to gradually go deeper. Scattered with some (fun!) core and arm-strengthening and finishing with a little look at the mechanics of the posture with an option to give it a go if you are in the mood =) As with all advanced postures, it is a journey that will no doubt be sprinkled with some face-plants along the way! And these are symbolic of your willingness to try and to step out of your comfort zone. Think of each attempt as a pane of glass in your house, allowing you to see inside the posture so you slowly build up the technique and understanding so when the time comes you can fly your splits in style.

Β£2.50