Category Archives: Lower limbs

Hips lateral, external rotation, foundations

The hip alignment of utthita trikonasana, extended triangle, includes external rotation of the thighs. This alignmnent also occurs in Virabhadrasana 2 and Utthita parsvakonasna, extended side angle pose, among others.

This 1-minute, 12-second video shows the basic hip alignment of Utthita trikonasana. After purchasing the video, click on the YouTube icon to view it on YouTube. Save the URL in the address bar for permanent access to the video. Although the video may be viewed on a mobile device, the URL can only be found on a laptop or other personal computer.

Hips neutral, foundations

The subtle work that creates neutral hips occurs in tadasana, mountain pose, vrksasana, tree pose, and some other poses.

This 2-minute, 14-second video demonstrates some hip anatomy and the actions required to bring the hips into neutral alignment. After purchasing the video, click on the YouTube icon to view it on YouTube. Save the URL in the address bar for permanent access to the video. Although the video may be viewed on a mobile device, the URL can only be found on a laptop or other personal computer.

Knee flexion foundations, 1

The action of flexing the knee to 90 degrees occurs in the front leg of Virabhadrasana 1 and 2 and in Utthita parsvakonasana.

This 1-minute, 19-second video shows correct alignment in bending the knee of the front leg in Warrior 1 and 2 and in Extended side angle pose. After purchasing the video, click on the YouTube icon to view it on YouTube. Save the URL in the address bar for permanent access to the video. Although the video may be viewed on a mobile device, the URL can only be found on a laptop or other personal computer.

Knee extension, foundations

The action of straightening the knee occurs in standing poses such as tadasana, vrksasana, and uttanasana, and in floor poses such as dandasana and paschimottanasana.

This 1-minute, 35-second video shows the basic knee alignment of tadasana. After purchasing the video, click on the YouTube icon to view it on YouTube. Save the URL in the address bar for permanent access to the video. Although the video may be viewed on a mobile device, the URL can only be found on a laptop or other personal computer.

Ankles, foundations

Tadasana ankles are found in the front leg of utthita trikonasana, parsvottanasana, virabhadrasana 2 and 1 and the standing leg foot of one-leg balance poses such vrksasana and utthita hasta padangusthasana.

This 1-minute, 10-second video shows the foundational ankle actions of mountain pose. After purchasing the video, click on the YouTube icon to view it on YouTube. Save the URL in the address bar for permanent access to the video. Although the video may be viewed on a mobile device, the URL can only be found on a laptop or other personal computer.

Feet, foundations

Tadasana, mountain feet are created through evenness, from weight distribution to how they are grounded. They are found in the front leg of triangle pose (utthita trikonasana), side intense stretch pose (parsvottanasana), warrior 1 and 2 (virabhadrasana 2 and 1); the standing leg foot of one-leg balance poses such warrior 3, tree pose (vrksasana), hand-to-big toe poses (utthita hasta padangusthasana); both legs, wide-leg forward bend (prasarita padottanasana).

 

This 1-minute, 23-second video shows the foundational foot actions of mountain pose. After purchasing the video, click on the YouTube icon to view it on YouTube. Save the URL in the address bar for permanent access to the video. Although the video may be viewed on a mobile device, the URL can only be found on a laptop or other personal computer.