Hmmm how would *you* transition from standing big toe pose to downward dog facing the opposite direction on the mat? . Here is one way that I might do that - and it’s a way that I happen to like a lot! . Start in big toe pose (utthita hasta padangusthasana). Firm both your standing & lifted legs, and then release your big toe so that leg hovers. . Either using your hands to help you or not, lower down into a Marichyasana position (seated with one leg straight forward and the other knee bent with that foot on the floor). . Find a twist toward the bent-knee leg for a few breaths. Then unwind, place one hand on the floor, and firming that arm, float your pelvis up off the floor into wild thing. . Staying strong in your “standing” arm, transition into side plank (vasisthasana) and then into plank pose. . Here you will be magically facing the back of the mat, and all you have to do is pike your hips up and back to find your end goal position: downward dog facing the back of your mat. . Perhaps find tadasana (mountain pose) facing this direction on the mat and then repeat this entire sequence on the other side. Don’t you think that sounds like the right thing to do? 😀 . I hope you enjoy the journey of this sequence if you decide to give it a try at all! 💙 . . . . . #bigtoepose #wildthingpose #sideplank #vasisthasana @jenni_rawlings jenni_rawlings Jenni Rawlings

  • Jenni Rawlings Hmmm how would *you* transition from standing big toe pose to downward dog facing the opposite direction on the mat?
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Here is one way that I might do that - and it’s a way that I happen to like a lot!
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Start in big toe pose (utthita hasta padangusthasana). Firm both your standing & lifted legs, and then release your big toe so that leg hovers.
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Either using your hands to help you or not, lower down into a Marichyasana position (seated with one leg straight forward and the other knee bent with that foot on the floor).
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Find a twist toward the bent-knee leg for a few breaths. Then unwind, place one hand on the floor, and firming that arm, float your pelvis up off the floor into wild thing.
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Staying strong in your “standing” arm, transition into side plank (vasisthasana) and then into plank pose.
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Here you will be magically facing the back of the mat, and all you have to do is pike your hips up and back to find your end goal position: downward dog facing the back of your mat.
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Perhaps find tadasana (mountain pose) facing this direction on the mat and then repeat this entire sequence on the other side. Don’t you think that sounds like the right thing to do? 😀
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I hope you enjoy the journey of this sequence if you decide to give it a try at all! 💙
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#bigtoepose #wildthingpose #sideplank #vasisthasana

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    1 week ago
  • Hmmm how would *you* transition from standing big toe pose to downward dog facing the opposite direction on the mat? . Here is one way that I might do that - and it’s a way that I happen to like a lot! . Start in big toe pose (utthita hasta padangusthasana). Firm both your standing & lifted legs, and then release your big toe so that leg hovers. . Either using your hands to help you or not, lower down into a Marichyasana position (seated with one leg straight forward and the other knee bent with that foot on the floor). . Find a twist toward the bent-knee leg for a few breaths. Then unwind, place one hand on the floor, and firming that arm, float your pelvis up off the floor into wild thing. . Staying strong in your “standing” arm, transition into side plank (vasisthasana) and then into plank pose. . Here you will be magically facing the back of the mat, and all you have to do is pike your hips up and back to find your end goal position: downward dog facing the back of your mat. . Perhaps find tadasana (mountain pose) facing this direction on the mat and then repeat this entire sequence on the other side. Don’t you think that sounds like the right thing to do? 😀 . I hope you enjoy the journey of this sequence if you decide to give it a try at all! 💙 . . . . . #bigtoepose #wildthingpose #sideplank #vasisthasana https://scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/68705996_361673151193085_6376837291120826024_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-frx5-1.cdninstagram.com&oh=83d10cc6173b108b82aac4d7cb1feac6&oe=5D5EFD3F jenni_rawlings

    Hmmm how would *you* transition from standing big toe pose to downward dog facing the opposite direction on the mat?
    .
    Here is one way that I might do that - and it’s a way that I happen to like a lot!
    .
    Start in big toe pose (utthita hasta padangusthasana). Firm both your standing & lifted legs, and then release your big toe so that leg hovers.
    .
    Either using your hands to help you or not, lower down into a Marichyasana position (seated with one leg straight forward and the other knee bent with that foot on the floor).
    .
    Find a twist toward the bent-knee leg for a few breaths. Then unwind, place one hand on the floor, and firming that arm, float your pelvis up off the floor into wild thing.
    .
    Staying strong in your “standing” arm, transition into side plank (vasisthasana) and then into plank pose.
    .
    Here you will be magically facing the back of the mat, and all you have to do is pike your hips up and back to find your end goal position: downward dog facing the back of your mat.
    .
    Perhaps find tadasana (mountain pose) facing this direction on the mat and then repeat this entire sequence on the other side. Don’t you think that sounds like the right thing to do? 😀
    .
    I hope you enjoy the journey of this sequence if you decide to give it a try at all! 💙
    .
    .
    .
    .
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    #bigtoepose #wildthingpose #sideplank #vasisthasana

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cmertes - Carly Beneke 6 days ago

I looove this ask! Played with different transitions for a good 45 minutes last night 💓

trnscontinental - Gillian 1 week ago

Pretty sure I save allllll your posts to try on myself or eventually incorporate into a class. Thank you so much for sharing!!! Will you have any in person trainings or workshops any time soon?