Shalabhasana Legs

When we start the intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga we notice that it can teach us a lot about the primary series that we thought we had ‘mastered’.  For example, Shalabhasana, the second pose of the intermediate series (not to mention a pose that is done much earlier in many other forms of yoga), teaches how to use the legs and the centre of the body to keep the back of the body working evenly.  This is an aspect of Upward Dog that is often missing until we get into the subtle details of the pose 🙂 !

In the video, Linda shows a way to adjust your yoga student’s leg to teach them the actions in the first backbend of the intermediate series, which also informs Upward Facing Dog.