Given that the last call for submissions was for half forward fold, requesting pics of uttanasana seemed like the next logical step. It’s another one that I see a lot of variations for — foot stance, knee bendage (or not), hand placement, use of props — either to make the pose less intense in the spine or hamstrings or else to increase the sensation there. (I’m going to note, here, that the sensation I’m talking about in the low back tends to be more “loose and relaxed” and less “stretching.” Because it’s way not cool to crank on the low back.) Heck, it’s a pose that has a lot of variety even just for me, depending on when during my day and practice I use it.
So. One Wiki Commons-approved version of the pose looks like this:
For folks wanting a written tutorial, there’s one here. Folks wanting a video tutorial, there’s one embedded below:
[Jennifer Kostel instructing for Expert Village. Video via YouTube.]
Submission instructions. Please choose one:
- Submit a photo via email attachment to email@example.com.
- Upload the photo as you wish (to your blog, your Flickr, your Tumblr, whatever). Then let me know the link, either by email or by leaving a comment below.
Submissions for this one are due August 15, thanks!