Bhujapidasana

Bhuja: Shoulder - Pida: Pressing (BOO-jah-PEED-AH-sun-ah)

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RELATED ASANAS

Titthibasana - Eka Hasta Bhujasana - Eka Pada Koundinyasana - Astavakrasana - Visvamitrasana - Low Malasana - High Malasana

ENERGETIC ALIGNMENT

Key Actions: Hasta Bandha - Samana in inner thighs - Uddiyana Bandha - Sternum forward - Ankles latched in lifting - Hips buoyant

Apana: Hasta Bandha in the hands shoulder width on the Earth, tailbone points to heals

Samana: Adductors press into shoulders activating Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha in the navel coils in and up rounding the spine, scapula engage down the back, triceps revolve upper arms in.

Prana: Sternum is expanding forward.

Vyana: Extend arms into the Earth, collarbones broaden through chest, energy circulates through fingers and toes.

Udana: Buoyant hips, latched ankles stretch forward and up, energy rises up the arms from the Earth.

COMMON MISALIGNMENTS

-too much Apana in pelvis
-hands not activated
-weight shifted too far forward or back

ASANA NOTES AND BENEFITS

COMING SOON

FOUNDATION ANATOMY

HA/Solar - Contract -Triceps, Anterior Deltoid, Pectorals, Trapezius (lower fibers), Core Abdominals, Iliopsoas, Quadriceps, Adductors, Gastrocnemius, Soleus

THA/Lunar - Lengthen - Biceps, Posterior Deltoid, Rhomboids, Trapezius (upper fibers), Spinal Extensors, Glutes, Hamstrings (eccentric contraction), Abductors, Tibialis Anterior

THREE PART VINYASA

coming soon