108 Postural Practice Pointers – 68 – A primary Bhāvana in Tāḍāsana is in raising the arms forward of the body…

 

A primary Bhāvana in Tāḍāsana is in raising
the arms forward of the body watching
that the lumbar spine doesn’t hollow.

We want to keep the lower back steady,
whilst adjusting the arms, by releasing
the elbows sideways, as much as is needed
to ensure that the lower back stays long,
and that we maintain the space between
the top of the shoulders and the ear lobes.

Inhale, raise the arms, turning the palms out,
release the elbows, keeping the lower back long.
Exhale, lowering the arms again in a forwards
movement, straightening the elbows by half way,
whilst actively engaging the abdomen to ensure
we don’t collapse the chest and the upper spine.

108 Postural Practice Pointers

Āsana and Mudrā Glossary
– Grouped into Standing, Kneeling,
Lying, Inverted, Backbend, Seated & Sitting

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