Welcome to Day 4 Sucirandhrasan - Thread the Needle
Thread the Needle Pose Walk Through with Leisa
The pelvis is a sturdy ring of bones that protects our delicate organs. The region is headquarters for the reproductive system and the end of the line for the digestive tract. It anchors the powerful muscles of the legs, back and core that support upright posture and bipedal locomotion. The area also features the most complete ball-and-socket joint in the human body, capable of many directions of movement (see below Video for an anatomical view). Designed to accommodate the competing functions of childbirth, walking, running, squatting, dancing and so much more, the human pelvis is a marvel of engineering.
Thread the Needle Pose stretches and opens the shoulders, chest, arms, upper back, and neck. It releases the tension that is commonly held in the upper back and between the shoulder blades. Lengthens the spine and engages not only the Sacral Chakra but also the Root Chakra as you earth yourself.
Practicing the pose with heel on the knee also stretches the glutes, hips, thighs, and lower back.
Including all muscles, ligaments and tendons associated in this area.
Try and be very mindful here to breathe the body, especially in areas you are holding tension.
Avoid practicing this pose if you have a recent or chronic injury to your knees, shoulders, or neck. Those with back pain, back injuries, or degenerative disk disease should approach this pose with caution and should only attempt to practice it under the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable instructor. Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns, talk with your doctor before practicing yoga.
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