by Swati Joshi
Supta Pashwa Konasan Intermediate
Supta Pashwa Konasan - Intermediate
In this posture, the leg which is fold, there is rotation of pelvis, so firstly we feel hamstring (back side of thigh muscles), then after practicing for prolong period, we feel adductors (inner thigh muscles). When we wait for prolong period we start feeling deeper level of muscles around hip joint & pelvis.
Here, one side of body is fully extended. In this extended leg, push heel away from body i.e. push calf muscles towards heel. Leg which is flex, try to anchor leg from foot & ankle, then push hamstring from center( where it is contracted ) towards knee & sitting bone & quadriceps towards groin then only we can push abductors towards knee & adductors towards inner groin.
Then slowly turn towards folded leg, the leg which is extended, groin is also extended. Hence muscles around groin are extended. We feel quadriceps, mainly Rectus femoris, direction of stretch going towards groin. (In our life style muscles around groin are permanent contraction position).
This is an intermediate pose, under guidance of expert teacher, you must learn, as it is very effective, to increase the range of movement of quadriceps muscles.
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