How to find the “foot to shoulder” connection when practicing yoga? (Classic)

Yoga is not about yoga, but about yoga.

Yes, you see “find the connection between feet and shoulders” correctly.

Some students will say that feet and shoulders are so far away, how to connect? Isn’t this embarrassing? Haha, in fact, after practicing yoga for a long time, you will find many incredible commands, such as the power of the hand to the pelvis in downward dog pose.

So, finding the connection between feet and shoulders doesn’t sound so incredible! Today, let’s take the lateral elbow support as an example to see how the feet and shoulders are connected.

Side elbow support: side elbow support can well strengthen the core strength and protect the wrist at the same time.

When doing the lateral elbow support, we should pay attention to the following points: the force direction of the small arm is — press down, and at the same time, pull towards the direction of the foot to start the lateral core muscle group to stabilize the pelvis, starting from stabilizing the shoulder: the small arm rotates outward…

Rotates inward at the same time.

It sounds a little incredible.

It’s a “CO activation” action.

The external rotation activation of the small arm activates the infraspinatus muscle and teres minor muscle.

The internal rotation of the small arm activates the subscapularis muscle, which is a muscle group that stabilizes the shoulder.

Start from the outside of the foot: then, press the mat on the outside of the lower foot, gently pull it up to find the direction of the calf, as if it made the soles of the feet turn outward.

This activates the fibula muscle of the calf and the abductor muscle of the hip (tensor fascia lata and gluteus medius).

Find the connection of the intermediate muscles: these muscles are connected to the abdominal muscles through the fascia, especially the external oblique muscle (connecting the edge of the pelvis).

The external oblique abdominis is connected to the shoulder through the anterior serratus muscle.

The anterior serratus and rotator cuff muscles work together to stabilize the scapula.

Therefore, the whole process is to activate the feet, legs, pelvis, and connect to the lumbar spine to the shoulders.

When you understand the operation of body muscles, with the awareness that the body is a whole, you won’t ask the teacher again, which muscle is weak if an individual can’t do well? Because the final answer is to control the whole body.

When practicing, pay attention to finding the overall connection of the body, not just focusing on a certain muscle…

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