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A restorative pose which helps assist with learning back breathing and increased intercostal expansion. Complete comfort, safety, and relaxation should be possible in this supported pose. From a kneeling position with knees wide and toes touching, arms are wide and the individual can focus on relaxation and breath expansion.
Four-point posture is used in many yoga postures as a transitional pose. It can help strengthen trunk and shoulders as well as help the practioner explore neutral spine. A hands and knees posture with arms externally rotated and forearms pronated, the cervical spine maintains a slight nod, knees are directly under the hips and spinal neutral is maintained.
Guided by TATD breath Locust Pose begins in prone, the knees are then lifted from the ground, followed by the trunk lifting and arms reaching behind. The pose can be modified to utilize specific muscles of the lower extremities, upper extremities and hip to best suit the individual. Each diaphragm can also be isolated in this posture.
A pose that builds core strength and can be used to predict back pain. This pose is guided by TATD breath in order to minimize superficial muscle substitution and maximize deep core stability and strength with fluid breathing.
In regular yoga this pose is frequently taught in a manner which can create instability and injury. This pose is recalibrated and taught in this video in a way that is sustainable, safe, and therapeutic.