Focus Points in 48 plus/ Standing Stretches

May 12, 2010

The following list serves as a general guideline of focus points in the various ailment specific (standing) stretches from the 48 plus sequence:

 

1. hasta uttana/ raised arms - base of throat

 

2. pada hasta/ hands-to-feet - lower back

 

3. utkata/ thunderbolt - pelvic region

 

4. trikona/ triangle - lower abdomen

 

5. vira bhadra/ brave warrior - pelvic region

 

6. vira bhadra kona/ warrior angle - upper abdomen

 

7. tirianga/ reverse inversion - upper back

 

8. ugra/ fierce - lower back

 

9. ardha chandra/ half moon - base of throat

 

10. kati chakra/ spinning wheel - back of chest

 

11. vriksha/ tree - eyebrow center

 

12. tuladanda/ balancing scales - eyebrow center

 

13. uthita pada/ raised foot - back of chest

 

14. nataraja/ cosmic dancer - base of throat

 

15. garuda/ eagle - back of chest

 

16. uttana/ standing forward fold - lower back

 

17. parvata/ mountain - base of throat

 

18. ashwa sanchala/ equestrian - eyebrow center

 

19. parsva kona/ prayer twist - upper abdomen

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